Once 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.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Find out more information about her debut novel, upcoming books, and more at http://www.dawncrandall.blogspot.com/.