The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow is the second book I’ve read in the Avenue of Dreams series by Olivia Newport, and I really liked the continuation of this series. This book focuses on Charlotte Farrow, who is a maid for the Banning family who lives in the wealthy Prairie Avenue section of Chicago. In the first book, Lucy Banning became friends with Charlotte, and helped her find a woman to take care of her young newborn. In The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow, Charlotte’s son is brought back to the Banning family. She must decide what is the best way to have her son Henry taken care of while remaining in her position so she can earn money to take care of him.
In addition to being a romance, this book also had many historical aspects, as it took place during the 1893 World’s Fair and also looked at the lives of servants during this time. Archie Shepard is another character who works in the Banning household, and the relationship between him and Charlotte is another reason I enjoyed this book so much. Archie was very understanding and was a great counterpart for Charlotte as he tried to show her to rely on others and God when she faces obstacles in her life. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I can’t wait to hopefully read more books in the Avenue of Dreams Series.
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