Amanda / Miranda Author:Richard Peck In 1911, eighteen-year-old Mary Cooke comes to stately Whitwell Hall to serve as maid for the strong-willed young Amanda Whitwell. To Mary's astonishment, her aristocratic new employer is her near-double. A dutiful servant girl, "Miranda"--as her arrogant mistress renames her--must stand by as Amanda ensnares both men whom Miranda herself loves.... more » But when maid and mistress journey together on the Titanic, Miranda sees the chance to seize her destiny...forever.« less
despite the "romantic" background theme in this book, i really enjoyed it. not bad for a truly random find (i bought a piece of furniture and it was inside). the story is very interesting, and drew me in.