It’s the early 1920s. Julia Howard’s father is a toy manufacturer who created a paper doll in her image. However, Julia longs to cast off her goody-goody reputation, but her plans to do so are thwarted by wealthy businessman Latham Miller. When Julia marries Latham to please her father, Latham proves to be a controlling man who has no intention of giving up his outside pleasures. But when Julia is reunited with an old acquaintance, the attraction that once existed between them grows into love. The inevitable happens and Julia gives birth to a son. She is then faced with a heart-wrenching decision. Can she join the man she loves, knowing she’d have to abandon her beloved son – or should she stay?
Penelope Freeman performs this romance novel with a variety of inflections and accents ... The women in this story are characterized as breathless, sophisticated, and naïve by turns; the men's voices, suiting their personalities, are caring or cruel. Freeman draws listeners in... AudioFile - read the full review here.