Monday, December 3, 2012

Review: Every Perfect Gift

After years away, Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee.  No longer a penniless orphan girl, Sophie has grown into a talented writer, and she is determined to resurrect Hickory Ridge's defunct newspaper and prove herself to the town that once treated her cruelly . . . and to handsome newcomer, Ethan Heyward.  But, will Sophie's past destroy her hopes of future happiness?

Dorothy Love's Every Perfect Gift (Thomas Nelson, 2012) is an entertaining, but somewhat predictable read.  Set in the small town of Hickory Ridge in 1866, Every Perfect Gift is a story of change.  Times were changing; women were seizing opportunities never available before, and views about race were in flux.  And, people change, too.  Sophie is no longer the unwanted little girl she once was. Still, before she can have a future, she must let go of her shame about her past.  I think many of us have been in such a place.

Every Perfect Gift may be formula romance, but it's well done formula romance.  And, I have to admit - I couldn't put it down!

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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.

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I received a complimentary copy of Every Perfect Gift to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.

11 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Sounds like a nice read, and thanks for a great book review.

Brian Miller said...

cool...my wife would surely love it...

Adam said...

nice review

....Petty Witter said...

Sounds like a read perfect for this time of year and such a pretty cover.

Pat Hatt said...

Great review and nice looking cover too!

G-Man said...

Chick Lit......

joy said...

Sound a touching book to read:) thanks for visiting. Have a nice week:)

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like it could either be one of those books I gobble up in a night, or the kind I've read too many of already and end up taking forever to get through.

Daydreamertoo said...

I must say, you do write good reviews MZ :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

It sounds great to me. Sometimes that is what we want, a good, predictable read with a happy ending. Great job, and I'll keep my eyes open.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit, Mama Z!

Kathy m.

A Lady's Life said...

Gman with his Chick Lit.
lol Maybe not. lol