The festive 1920s in Santa Fe are the setting for this comic romance. After a slip with the scissors has refashioned her bob, the novel's twenty-year-old heroine, Amanda Williams, embraces the mistake, deciding to check into La Fonda to attend the next day's Fiesta disguised as a boy. Soon she is entangled in a net of mistaken identities.
"I recommend the novel to any readers who are completing their own journeys of self-discovery or who simply enjoy the beauty of two people falling in love, especially those who enjoy such beauty alongside a rich cultural and historical backdrop."--Crystal Sosa, Concho River Review
"Madcap Masquerade delivers a yummy trifle of a tale based on Shakespeare's As You Like It. . . . Devour this book with a post-Prohibition libation."--New Mexico Magazine
"Madcap Masquerade builds delightfully on the venerable fiction tradition of romance gone crossways, mistaken identity, gender confusion, elaborate disguises, and meant-to-be lovers who keep missing connections. . . . A clever book to make you smile while subtly teaching both history and tolerance."--Anne Hillerman, author of Rock with Wings
"Delightfully echoes Shakespeare's As You Like It, bringing new energy to the comedy of errors in which self-recognition and, finally, expiation are surprisingly possible."--Kevin McIlvoy, author of The Complete History of New Mexico: Stories
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