The Invention of Sophie Carter
1851. Bounced from one begrudging relative to another their whole lives, orphaned identical twins Sophie and Mariah Carter have always relied on each other for love and support, even though the sisters couldn't b ...more
You have to suspend disbelief a bit, but who does ...more
Both sisters were so well developed and you couldn’t help but get attached to them and to their male leads.
I had a particular soft spot for Sophie because she was the toughest and most determined of the twins, which reminded me a lot of my mother (also a twin).
England, 1851: Orphaned and grudgingly cared for by their reluctant guardian, identical twins Sophie and Mariah Carter don't think they need anyone else when they have each other.
What the sisters need, desperately, is a chance at lives filled with more than the drudgery they've known for the last ten years. Sophie dreams of using her cloc ...more
Sophie and Mariah could not be more unlike each other. Sophie is inventive, strong-willed, and fiery in nature while Mariah is quiet, creative in the arts, and empathetic to all those around her. Yet they both wish to be free of their past of hurt and neglect by people who were suppose ...more
I do not really ever seek out historical fiction to read, it is usually just not my thing, but after hearing this author talk about her debut book The Last Word at a book event last year (she is one of my local authors so I met her before her book came out) I knew I had to read it- and I did and absolutely adored it (you can read my review HERE ). When I discovered she had a second historical fiction/romance coming out, there was no doubt I was going to ...more
Both sis ...more
Two love stories in one? Yes, please!
I loved both girls so much--Sophie was fiery and tenacious, and Mariah was soft-spoken and kind. Watching them both fall in love was a delight!
I bought a hard copy of this book without even reading any of Hasting's other work, simply because the plot line was THAT intriguing! And it didn't disappoint! Two girls pretending to be one, two gentlemen falling in love with "one" girl, and an aunt who wouldn't welcome them both... what could go wrong?? It ...more
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I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a good historical fiction novel, mistaken and hidden identities, a bit of a parent trap style narrative, and a beautiful sisterly bond. If you enjoy sneaking out through windows, passionate women of the arts and clocks, ...more
Oh this is just such a lovely gem of a book, certainly cementing Samantha Hastings as an auto-buy author for me. Her previous book was such a hit for me, and this one was even more so!
Sophie and Mariah are twin sisters who have kind of had a pretty tough go of it. They're orphans, and every family who has taken them in has eventually shipped them right back out. It's sad, really, an
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The Invention of Sophie Carter is about orphaned twin sisters Sophie and Mariah. Determined to make a living as an inventor and no longer need to rely on others for charity, Sophie asks her estranged aunt if she can stay with her so she can attend the Great Exhibition. Her aunt agrees, but only to have Sophie as a guest. And only so Sophie can find a husband.
But Sophie is not going to leave her sister behind. Instead she comes up with a plan. Both sis ...more
This book was such a sweet, hopeful, and heartfelt read. The sort of perfect pick me up after a year that's been rather rough, to put it mildly. The heroine(s) are fantastic and this is a 100% vibe of Jane Austen meets The Parent Trap.
Once more Hastings has me within the first few pages, her style is effortless and the characters modern enough to relate to while regaling us all in a historical time period. Hastings has also proven herself to be an auto-buy ...more
I also loved how Adaline wasn’t a villain. It beautifully articulated that there doesn’t always have to have that jealous female character.
Such a fun, read-it-in-one-sitting kind of book. And the swoon! There’s plenty of that!