Friday, March 16, 2012

Review: Beauty For Ashes

After losing her husband at Shiloh, Carrie Daly fears that her chance for love and a family of her own has passed.  Griff Rutledge is a former Charleston blue-blood turned gambler who is only passing through.  They are no one's idea of a good match.  So, why are they so drawn to one another?

Dorothy Love's Beauty for Ashes (Thomas Nelson, 2012) is a story of faith, sacrifice, and second chances.  Set in 1870s Tennessee, the story focuses on the beautiful, young widow, Carrie Daly.  Through loss and economic hardship, Carrie is strong, resourceful, and smart.  I liked her tremendously.  Unfortunately, the other characters in Beauty for Ashes, particularly Griff, aren't as fleshed out as Cary.  Still, Beauty for Ashes is a fun, sweet read.

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  • Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love
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I received a complimentary copy of Beauty for Ashes to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.

10 comments:

G-Man said...

Fun and sweet?
PASS...
Although I like the Griff.

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, as always, for the review, MZ.

A Lady's Life said...

Well you got me with the horse. :)
I love horses!!

Dianne said...

interesting review
the author event sounds great

the photo in the previous post just makes my heart smile

Daydreamertoo said...

Thanks MZ

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This looks like a really good book. I would really enjoy learning about Tennessee in the 1870's ... some of my relatives were there.

I'll check out the contest and FB page.

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blurb, Mama Z!

Kathy M.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....the giveaway sounds terrific. If you are participating...good luck to you. Hope you win.

Leovi said...

Yes, it seems very interesting. Greetings.

HermanTurnip said...

Man, you devour books, don't ya? Seems you have as much of an addiction to reading as I have!

Tito Eric said...

Sounds like a fascinating read. I'll check it out!