An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
An Unlikely Suitor
Bethany House (May 1, 2011)
Nancy Moser


Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of over twenty inspirational novels. Her genres include contemporary stories including John 3:16 and Time Lottery a Christy Award winner, and historical novels of real women-of-history including Just Jane (Jane Austen) and Washington's Lady (Martha Washington). Her newest historical novels are Masquerade and An Unlikely Suitor. Nancy and her husband Mark live in the

Midwest. She’s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She gives Sister Circle Seminars around the country, helping women identify their gifts as they celebrate their sisterhood. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included. Find out more at and and her historical blog:


New York dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli befriends socialite Rowena Langdon as she's designing her 1895 summer wardrobe. Grateful for Lucy's skill in creating fashions that hide her physical injury, Rowena invites Lucy to the family mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, encouraging the unusual friendship.

One day Lucy encounters an intriguing man on the Cliff Walk, and love begins to blossom. Yet Lucy resists, for what Newport man would want to marry an Italian dressmaker working to support her family?

Rowena faces an arranged marriage to a wealthy heir she doesn't love, but dare a crippled girl hope for anything better?

And Lucy's teenage sister, Sofia, falls for a man well above her social class--but is he willing to give up everything to marry a woman below his station?

As the lives of three young woman--and their unlikely suitors--become entangled in a web of secrets and sacrifice, will the season end with any of them finding true happiness?

If you would like to read the first chapter of An Unlikely Suitor, go HERE.


Joanne said…
looks interesting. I have sevearl books on my to read list and I might add this one as well. Thanks! Blessings, Joanne
Vince said…
Hi Christy:

I am curious: what does BOOK REVIEWER CFBA mean. Is there an organization of book reviewers?

Also, Nancy Moser has a great historical website (along with Stephanie Grace Whitson) where she posts the research from her books. This includes many photos.

If you frequent her site, Footnotes,, by the time her book comes out, you will be ‘fluent’ in the time period and setting.

I find this one of the most rewarding ways to enjoy a historical novel. I have not yet read, “An Unlikely Suitor,” but when I do, it will be like going home to meet old friends. Amazing.

Christy LaShea said…
Hi Joanne, this does sound like a good book.

Hi Vince, CFBA Book Reviewer is the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance started by Bonnie Calhoun. I think if you click the link for the CFBA it will take you to the website. This is a group where 2 times a week, sometimes 3, we post info about a book. We have the opportunity to read the book and review it, of course. Check into it if you are interested in book reviews. I am not sure if they have open spots, though. there for a while she had a waiting list.

Thanks for the link to footnotes. I checked it out and will follow back up with them. I'm researching the 1930s and earlier, so I'm looking for every bit of research I can get!


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