"Invention of Sarah Cummings" by Olivia Newport is the third book in the "Avenue of Dreams" trilogy, the first being "The Pursuit of Lucy Banning", and the second being "The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow". These books are published by Revell, a division of Baker publishing group.
Sarah Cummings is tired of not being in high society and is determined to get there. Thus, she alters hand-me-down's and cast off clothing from fancier and richer women for herself, bringing her dreams a little closer to reality. Then, she has a major opportunity from unknown identity to create a new life for herself, and she takes it, making herself a false name. Soon she has to come up with a false life and past to go with it, and becomes so swept up in her charade that she does not know how to be herself when she starts falling for the director, Simon Tewell, of the local orphanage, St. Andrew's Orphanage. Sarah is torn from living her dreams in another life, and making her dreams a reality while remaining true to herself...and perhaps finding love along the way.
This book had a good message of not giving up who you are for what you want, and staying true to yourself when falling in love. I had not previously read anything by this author, and this was a fairly good first impression.
Thank you so much to Net Galley and Revell publishing group for providing me with an ecopy of this book to read and review. I was not required to give a positive opinion or review.