By Danielle Steel
To examine one was once to work out the opposite. For kinfolk, even the ladies' personal father, it was once a continuing guessing video game. For strangers, the shock was once overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, striking younger ladies coming of age on the flip of the century, their bond used to be mysterious, outstanding, and infrequently playful--a mystery realm merely they inhabited.
Olivia and Victoria have been the liked daughters of a guy who by no means absolutely recovered from his wife's dying bearing them in 1893. Shy, critical Olivia, born 11 mins sooner than her sister, had taken over the function of mom of their lush manhattan property, coping with not just a family yet her rebellious twin's flights of fancy. Free-spirited Victoria desired to switch the realm. She embraced the women's suffrage stream and dreamed of boating to war-torn Europe. Then, within the ladies' twenty-first yr, because the first global battle escalated abroad, a fateful selection replaced their lives forever.
It begun whilst Victoria's lifestyles was once approximately to turn into a public scandal. It ended in a painful choice, and taken good-looking attorney Charles Dawson into the Henderson's existence and kin. Hand-picked through the twins' father to avoid wasting his daughter's popularity, Charles used to be nonetheless mourning his wife's demise aboard the enormous, suffering to elevate his 9 year-old son on my own, decided by no means to lose his middle back. Charles desired to think that, for the sake of his son, he can make an undesirable marriage paintings. yet in an act of deception that in simple terms Olivia and Victoria may possibly deal with, the twins took an irrevocable step, which replaced either their lives endlessly; and took one of many twins to the battlefields of France, the opposite right into a marriage she longed for yet couldn't have.
From big apple society to the trenches of war-ravaged France, Mirror Image strikes elegantly and dramatically via a wealthy and stricken period. With startling perception, Danielle metal explores women's offerings: among domestic and experience, among the affection for kinfolk and the eagerness for a reason, among sacrifice and wish. yet on the center of Mirror Image is an engaging, sensible portrait of exact twins, significantly varied sisters who lead their lives and stick to their destinies opposed to a bright backdrop of an international at struggle.