The Cautious Maiden Review & GIVEAWAY

The Cautious Maiden Review & GIVEAWAYOnce again, this author’s signature style shines in a novel that’s bound to win readers’ hearts. I found myself immersed in the story of Violet and Vance from the very start. I held my breath as I watched their relationship unfold and was surprised by several twists of suspense along the way.

Vance is impossible not to love. This hero has charisma! I was so glad to see his change of heart in this book and his resolve for redemption from the past. And Violet is as sweet and innocent as they come. This sweet, timid heroine has a big heart. I was cheering for the two of them throughout the whole book, even when their world was spiraling out of control. Their faith endeared them to me even more.

Near the end, I didn’t see some things coming and I think many readers will be surprised as well. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be flying though those last few chapters, eager to arrive at the end and see if the couple’s love truly endured.

The romantic tension, great opening quotes, and moving dialogue make The Cautious Maiden another book for my “keeper shelf”. I have no doubt it will leave many readers happily-satisfied and yet hungry for more.

I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.



Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their deceased parents’ New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjacks; but when Violet’s own reputation is compromised, the inn becomes the least of her worries. In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with a taciturn acquaintance; Vance Everstone. 

As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet learns that her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU. With danger stalking her and a new fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust and who to leave behind.


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Dawn Crandall writes long inspirational historical romantic suspense from first person point of view. She has a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University and lives in northeast Indiana with her ever-supportive husband, her three cats [Lilly, Pumpkin and Clover] and their newest addition, a little baby boy.

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40 comments on “The Cautious Maiden Review & GIVEAWAY
  1. Joan Arning says:

    A strong, brave woman in early America

  2. Karen says:

    I don’t know if I subscribe to a particular type of hero. I enjoy it when they have a sense of humor. That always livens things up!

  3. Connie Saunders says:

    A favorite type of hero respects women and he is faithful and trustworthy. A sensr of humor is a bonus!

  4. Cathy says:

    A certain degree of decorum and intelligence with sense of humor.

  5. I enjoy a hero who is spunky and works to make things happen rather than just reacting to what happens.

  6. Donna B says:

    Someone who is strong yet compassionate.

  7. Diana G. says:

    My favorite heros are those who are godly and humble, like Hosea from Redeeming Love or any of the heros in Roseanna White’s The Lost Heiress series. This book has a beautiful cover!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      I’ve still to read Roseanna White’s, but I LOVE Hosea from Redeeming Love. It’s been years since I read that book and I still remember him. Such a beautiful picture of Christ! Thanks for sharing, Diana.

  8. Such a great book! I loved Dawn’s latest release–that Vance! 🙂

  9. Polaris says:

    Um… Some one like Captain America.

  10. dianne casey says:

    My favorite type of hero is a person who is strong emotionally and is loyal and would do whatever he could to help someone in need.

  11. Sonnetta Jones says:

    My favorite hero is Marcus from Dee Henderson’s The Guardian. He took his role seriously but could could be found having fun with his family.

  12. I love a hero with strong moral standards and a great sense of humor!

  13. vera wilson says:

    Love a hero that goes all out to help others.

  14. Alison Boss says:

    My favorite type of fictional hero is someone who lives out their faith not just in words, but actions; is sincere, adventurous, tough but tender, and has a sense of humor.

  15. Debra Smith says:

    My favorite type of hero is one that isn’t cocky. Also maybe with a sense of humor and a little bit of sarcasm.

  16. Caryl Kane says:

    I love a character that is strong yet gentle. Full of spunk and wit.

  17. Melanie Backus says:

    My hero….A big heart, strong, honorable…..a man of his word.

  18. Becca says:

    My favorite type of fictional hero is one who is realistic in his/her struggles. It doesn’t really matter to me what time period or setting he/she is in as long as I can relate to the “heroism” in overcoming real life difficulties.

  19. Annie JC says:

    Favorite type of hero would be the slightly mischievous type that’s easily misunderstood, but with a redemptive story line.


  20. ~JJ says:

    I like a hero that overcomes his/her own fear to be courageous, does the right thing, and can laugh at his/her self.

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