Sunday, November 25, 2012

Book Review - Every Perfect Gift


Book 3 in Dorothy Love's Hickory Ridge Romance series.
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they're not sharing could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.

Ethan Heyward's idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.
When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She's equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan's own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.
An accomplished author in the secular market, Dorothy Love makes her inspirational fiction debut with her Hickory Ridge series of historicals set in her native South. Her skillful blending of the historical and the personal reflect her passion for discovering the histories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things and set her apart as an authoritative voice of Southern historical fiction.
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This is the third book in the "Hickory Ridge Romance" series, however, despite I hadn't read the first two books, this book definitely stood alone. I had no problem following the story or understanding about the characters. 
Sophie is returning to the town where she was treated unfairly as a child because she was an orphan of unknown origin. She has been studying and working as a reporter for the Dallas newspaper and has now decided to buy the newspaper office in her hometown that has been shut down. She meets Ethan when she goes to the resort, where he is the architect and partner, to interview him. Immediately you sense a spark between them. 
The book is very interesting from a historical point on view. The author touches on the difficulties of workers from different backgrounds working together. The book is seems very factual in how it handles the historical facts of the era.
This is a sweet story. I enjoyed the love and honor of the story and how we see these characters move beyond hurts with grace. I liked all the twists and turns that make the story interesting and keep you wanting to read to see what happens. I can highly recommend this lovely romance.
*This book was provided to me by LitFuse Publicity Group for my honest review 

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Blessings - Julie

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