Money. Sex. Intrigue. Amber Brock's debut has all the trappings of a page-turning work of historical fiction.
"Brock s introspective characters, satisfying sub-plots, and unexpected but justified twists elevate the novel from a period romance to a suspenseful peek inside high society s gilded cage."
Historical Novels Review
"If you love The Great Gatsby, this is your read.
There s never a dull moment in this debut novel centered on an intriguing and tightly woven story line. Vera s struggles are highly relatable, and the anguish she feels will resonate with countless readers. This surefire hit is certain to be beloved by fans of Beatriz Williams s Along the Infinite Sea and Anton DiSclafani s The After Party.
Library Journal, starred
"An absorbing tale of art, deception, romance, and forbidden desire."
"Told from the inside of the gilded cage, A Fine Imitation explores one Manhattan socialite's growing realization that who she's been brought up to be is increasingly at odds with who she is. Although set in a rarified corner of the early twentieth century, this lush, incisive debut novel explores the universal choice between doing what is right versus what is expected."
- Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet
"In A Fine Imitation, Amber Brock gives us a portrait of a woman and her times that shines with authenticity and charm. Women especially must read it--here we are, ladies, each and every one of us."
-- Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times bestselling author of Low Country
"Rich in color and drama, A Fine Imitation is a sharp and absorbing period piece that skillfully portrays the tensions of social class and love. Fans of Amor Towles and Laura Moriarty will adore Amber Brock a spellbinding new voice in historical fiction.
--Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl"show more