In The Captive Imposter, Estella Everstone is sent away for her own protection after her brother’s murder. She takes on the role of a lady’s companion and ends up at one of her father’s hotels. Here she meets Dexter Blakely, the handsome hotel manager who has no use for privileged socialites like Estella but is attracted to Elle Stoneburner (her assumed identity). What will happen when the truth comes out?
Like her earlier books, Crandall’s The Captive Imposter engages the reader in the opening chapter and keeps their attention until the very last page. Told in the first person, The Captive Imposter combines the elements of inspirational romance with plenty of intriguing characters, plot twists, drama and intrigue. More character-driven than her earlier books, The Captive Imposter is a must-read for fans of historical fiction, clean romance, and second chances.
Of the three books, this one was the strongest, in my opinion, in Christian elements and themes of forgiveness, healing, and second chances. Although Crandall’s first book, The Hesitant Heiress won 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the inspirational category, each subsequent book is better than the one before it, leaving no doubt in this reviewer’s mind that her latest book will be nominated for an award!
Although only available in ebook format at this moment, Crandall’s books deserve to be published in print so they can be shared with a larger audience. If they become available in print, this reviewer would recommend them for school and public libraries.
Carol R. Gehringer