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In the Company of Secrets (#01 in Postcards From Pullman Series)

In the Company of Secrets (#01 in Postcards From Pullman Series)
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In the Company of Secrets (#01 in Postcards From Pullman Series)

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The truth could cost her everything. . .

Olivia Mott didn't intend to lie. Somehow, it just happened. And wasn't it all Lady Charlotte's fault anyway?

Now Olivia's position as assistant chef at Pullman's elegant Hotel Florence is dependant upon her keeping her secrets. And sometimes lies have a way of leading to other lies. Should Olivia admit her real past and accept the consequences or keep quiet in order to preserve her comfortable new circumstances?

Deception seems to be part of everyday life in the company town of Pullman, Illinois, where the grand Pullman Palace Car is manufactured. Samuel Howard, Olivia's friend and the town manager, seems to think everything is fine, but Olivia observes something quite different. Could it be that Olivia is not the only one harboring secrets?

Endorsements:
"An excellent story, full of cliff-hanging crises for the heroine, a young woman having to fend for herself in a new environment during the Victorian Age. She succeeds against the background of Pullman, the 'perfect' town built in the 1880s for workers of George Pullman's Pullman Palace Car Company, builder of luxurious passenger train cars. This innovative community, although not the utopia it was purported to be at the time, was a major player very important to the history of the United States during the Industrial Age. Although the tale is fictional, Miller's research into the real town is a job well done, and I found much pleasure in reading the well-named In the Company of Secrets. At the end, this talented author even hinted of 'Mr. Ashton's business card,' leaving this reader eager to continue on to the second volume in its series of three."
- Betsy Baird, 17-year Pullman Resident


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The truth could cost her everything. . .

Olivia Mott didn't intend to lie. Somehow, it just happened. And wasn't it all Lady Charlotte's fault anyway?

Now Olivia's position as assistant chef at Pullman's elegant Hotel Florence is dependant upon her keeping her secrets. And sometimes lies have a way of leading to other lies. Should Olivia admit her real past and accept the consequences or keep quiet in order to preserve her comfortable new circumstances?

Deception seems to be part of everyday life in the company town of Pullman, Illinois, where the grand Pullman Palace Car is manufactured. Samuel Howard, Olivia's friend and the town manager, seems to think everything is fine, but Olivia observes something quite different. Could it be that Olivia is not the only one harboring secrets?

Endorsements:
"An excellent story, full of cliff-hanging crises for the heroine, a young woman having to fend for herself in a new environment during the Victorian Age. She succeeds against the background of Pullman, the 'perfect' town built in the 1880s for workers of George Pullman's Pullman Palace Car Company, builder of luxurious passenger train cars. This innovative community, although not the utopia it was purported to be at the time, was a major player very important to the history of the United States during the Industrial Age. Although the tale is fictional, Miller's research into the real town is a job well done, and I found much pleasure in reading the well-named In the Company of Secrets. At the end, this talented author even hinted of 'Mr. Ashton's business card,' leaving this reader eager to continue on to the second volume in its series of three."
- Betsy Baird, 17-year Pullman Resident

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Judith Miller

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, two of which have placed in the CBA top ten lists. In addition to her writing, Judy is a certified legal assistant. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas.

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Enjoyable
3 stars By Mae, Oct 05 2014
An enjoyable book to read on holidays. Good story but a little slow going.
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Slow
3 stars By IM, Sep 16 2014
This story is SLOW.  The idea is not bad, but the author spent to much time on details that are boring and not that important.  I felt like the author was filling pages with atleast something.  Maybe the next book is better? Good luck
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Secrets, lies, intrigue!
4 stars By Jess Eastaugh, Jun 25 2007
In POSTCARDS FROM PULLMAN #01  IN THE COMPANY OF SECRETS, Olivia Mott, a young servant girl, finds herself in an unwanted predicament. Harassed by the head chef of her employers Lady and Lord Spencer, she is threatened with ruin if she refuses his advances. Finding no other alternative suitable, Olivia decides to flee her life in England and begin afresh in America. However, her plans go awry when spoilt daughter, Lady Charlotte Spencer, insists on accompanying her in an effort to hide an unplanned pregnancy. Promising Olivia a much needed letter of recommendation, forged to look like her mother's hand, Olivia sees no other alternative but to comply.
 
In order to hide her deception, and Lady Charlotte's shameful predicament, Olivia is plunged into a web of lies that become ever more complicated as time goes on, especially when she settles in the small confined community of Pullman - a town which harbour secrets of its own. 

The reader is pulled into this complicated web of lies, and journeys with Olivia into the ever-increasing uneasiness that accompanies false truths. Interest is further piqued as the reader seeks to discover the truth of the town. 

Judith Miller aptly portrays the demise of Olivia's moral standard as a little white lie snowballs into a mountain of mistruths. The novel drew me in and kept me interested the whole way through. The characters were lifelike and realistic, and accurately portrayed the complexities of humanity, and the effects of sin no matter how seemingly trivial. 

The completion of this book leaves the readers with some questions answered, but many are left hanging, obviously to be addressed in the following sequel/s.

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  • Catalogue Code 254178
  • Product Code 0764202766
  • EAN 9780764202766
  • Pages 384
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Baker Book House Fiction
  • Publication Date Apr 2007
  • Dimensions 212 x 139 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.392kg

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