By Danielle Steel
To examine one was once to work out the opposite. For kin, even the ladies' personal father, it was once a continuing guessing video game. For strangers, the shock used to be overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, amazing younger women coming of age on the flip of the century, their bond was once mysterious, terrific, and sometimes playful--a mystery realm in simple terms they inhabited.
Olivia and Victoria have been the liked daughters of a guy who by no means totally recovered from his wife's loss of life bearing them in 1893. Shy, critical Olivia, born 11 mins sooner than her sister, had taken over the function of mom of their lush long island 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 flow and dreamed of cruising to war-torn Europe. Then, within the women' twenty-first 12 months, because the first international conflict escalated out of the country, a fateful selection replaced their lives forever.
It begun whilst Victoria's lifestyles was once approximately to develop into a public scandal. It resulted in a painful determination, and taken good-looking legal professional Charles Dawson into the Henderson's existence and kin. Hand-picked via the twins' father to save lots of his daughter's attractiveness, Charles used to be nonetheless mourning his wife's dying aboard the large, 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 simply Olivia and Victoria might deal with, the twins took an irrevocable step, which replaced either their lives ceaselessly; 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 afflicted 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, greatly diversified sisters who lead their lives and persist with their destinies opposed to a vibrant backdrop of a global at battle.