Madcap Masquerade
176 pages, 5 x 8
Release Date:15 Aug 2017

Madcap Masquerade

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

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
Janet Chapman is the coauthor of the award-winning biography Kenneth Milton Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve

About the Historical Characters

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