Debutante Alice Knight has a plan: have her first social Season in London, meet her husband, and marry him. As the Season begins, Alice’s feelings and common sense both begin to undermine her goals. But she must stick to her plan—and everyone, including God, had best stay out of it.
The plan looks even less appealing when a childhood friend reappears, an American author shows her a different kind of faith, and a charming gentleman is not all he should be.
The life she longs for is finally at her fingertips, but how can she know it’s the right one?
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
This is a part of a series but can be read as a standalone.
It was simply charming to revisit one of my favorite genres from highschool– Christian Historical Fiction. And in doing so, I remembered just how much I loved the excitement of the young ladies debuting and the ever present tension of finding friends–or even love– amidst those who are “below their status”.
At Her Fingertips is every bit a charming novel. I love Alice and her spunky yet refined personality. She is mischievous and teasing, yet she also shoulders responsibility and always tries to do what is “right” in the eyes of society and her family. Even if that means distancing herself from certain friends unfortunately, though I believe that aspect of her allowed her to grow and become more individual in what she stood for in the end.
I also enjoyed the historical accuracy of this novel in how the characters spoke to each other and how they viewed social status. The setting and the plot was also very enticing and I felt as if I had been swept away into Alice’s world.
Another thing I’d like to add is that I really enjoyed reading Alice’s diary entries. They captured a very personal side of her–her emotions, desires, passions, concerns, etc– in a way that was more than just telling the story through her thoughts or narrating her feelings. The entries took a different voice–her own–and really added that special flare to bring her completely alive.
At Her Fingertips is apparently the 3rd book in a series, but I haven’t read the first 2 and I could follow the story perfectly fine, so it makes a good stand alone as well. Overall, I give At Her Fingertips 5 out of 5 stars and do recommend it as an excellent, clean read!