In a world where everyone is putting on a show, there is a love that is genuine.
Sarah Cummings has one goal in life--to break into Chicago's high society. Desperate to stop serving dinner to members of the wealthy Banning family and to start eating at society tables, Sarah spends her meager free time altering cast-off gowns to create the perfect wardrobe for her future life.
When opportunity knocks at a chance meeting, she presents herself as Serena Cuthbert, weaving a fictitious past to go with her fictitious name. But as she gets closer to her goal--and closer to Simon Tewell, director of St. Andrew's Orphanage--Sarah finds that she must choose between the life she has and the life she dreams of.
Can she piece together the perfect life from scraps? Or will it all come unraveled in the face of true love?
The Invention of Sarah Cummings is the third and final book in Olivia Newport's Avenue of Dreams series and just may be my favorite of the series. I loved this book. Sara is such a fun character who learns a few lessons in a rather hard and embarrassing way. I enjoyed following her adventure and trying to figure out when everything would come crashing down. Sarah has not had an easy life and only wants a better future than the past she has had. What she doesn't realize is the future she is running from just may be where she is suppose to be.
I highly recommend reading this book as well as the whole series. While each book could be read as a standalone I recommend reading them in order so you will know the back story of each character and how all three main characters are connected. Happy Reading!
*I received this book from Revell for the purpose of this review.