Olivia Mott has never liked to lie. She has lied up to her hairline thanks partly to Lady Charlotte Spencer, the daughter of wealthy parents. They venture off to America to Pullman, Illinois. The place where the Pullman Palace Sleeper cars were manufactured.
Olivia’s dream has always been to be a great chef, with Lady Charlotte’s help she is hired to be assistant chef at Hotel Florence. She quickly becomes the favorite of the Head chef, even after he learns the truth. Someone else has also noticed Olivia, Samuel Howard, Mr. Pullman’s top man. He has his own list of lies he need to keep straight, he wants Olivia to become his wife. Olivia has her sights set on someone else. Someone of her class.
This was a charming story. Nothing seems to be the way it is, people are not the way they appear. There are layers and layers of storyline to pull apart and determine what is true and what is based on a lie. It also leaves unanswered questions, which this reviewer hopes are answered in the next book. Judith Miller is a most talented author. This is the first book in her new series, Postcards from Pullman.