About the Book:
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 with him 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.
About the Author:
Before returning to her writing roots in historical fiction, Dorothy Lovepublished twelve novels for young adults. Her work has garnered numerous honors from the American Library Association, the Friends of American Writers, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and many others. The Hickory Ridge Novels mark her Christian fiction debut.
Learn more about Dorothy at http://dorothylovebooks.com/
Sophie Caldwell is a child of the orphanage of Hickory Ridge and while she was taken away from the taunts and bullying by a wonderful, loving set of adoptive parents she feels compelled to come back to town. A new luxury resort is being built and she has purchased the old town newspaper and plans to revise it. This is the third and last book in the Hickory Ridge series and many of the characters will be familiar to readers of the first two books. I did not read them but I did not feel as I was at a loss.
Sophie meets Ethan Heyward when she interviews him for an article in the paper. For him it's love at first site but Sophie is embarrassed about her lack of family - she does not know that Ethan has painful secrets in his past as well.
The story is a Christmas treat. The relationship between Sophie and Ethan is a classic will she/won't she and the reader doesn't know until the very end. Sophie is a very complex and forward thinking woman for her time and Ms. Love gives her a perfect foil in Ethan - a man who is willing to look past social mores and believe in love. I found myself smiling as I read the passages where these two appeared. Sophie does finally learn her history and the hard lesson in life that we don't always get what we want but we can make what we have the best it can be.
A very inspirational and satisfying holiday read.
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Dorothy Love is celebrating the new book in her Hickory Ridge Romance series, Every Perfect Gift with a "Home for the Holidays" 12 Days of Gifts contest.
Celebrate the holidays with Dorothy Love and her protagonist, Sophie Caldwell, as they count down the days to Dorothy's author chat party with 12 Days of Gifts! Dorothy will be giving away copies of Every Perfect Gift and other holiday essentials, as well as key items from the book that Sophie would have worn during or used to celebrate the holidays (a beautiful, red shawl, Victorian ornaments, stockings). It's all happening on Dorothy's Facebook page. She'll post a new giveaway each day.
So bring on the Christmas cheer with Dorothy and the "Home for the Holidays" 12 Days of Gifts. Then join Dorothy on the evening of December 13 for her author chat party! During the party, Dorothy will announce the 12 winners from the Home for the Holidays giveaway and host an author chat about Every Perfect Gift and favorite Christmas traditions. Oh, and she'll be giving away lots of fun prizes. RSVP today.
Disclosure: I received Every Perfect Gift gratis from Litfuse Publicity Group. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.