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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

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Beauty for Ashes

Bewertungen:
4.5/5 (7 Bewertungen)
Länge:
336 Seiten
14 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Feb 27, 2012
ISBN:
9781401686277
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn't quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff's kindness and charm. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God's promise to give beauty for ashes.

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Feb 27, 2012
ISBN:
9781401686277
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. Facebook: dorothylovebooks Twitter: @WriterDorothy  

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  • (5/5)
    Once again Dorothy Love has managed to draw me in as a reader and create such timeless characters that I am immediately rooting for them the entire way through the novel. In the second book in the Hickory Ridge Romance Series, Beauty for Ashes picks up with the life of Carrie Daly who is making preparations to attend her brother Henry's wedding. While retrieving her dress from the dressmakers, she finds herself in immediate danger from a runaway horse who is spooked from the whistle of the train. Just at the last minute, Carrie is rescued by Griffin Rutledge, a handsome horse trainer in town on business.This is the true definition of falling in love, and the sparks between Carrie and Griffin are immediately lit even though Carrie is being courted by Nate Chastain, the local bookstore owner. Nate's been proposing to Carrie for many years but she just can't seem to find the same feelings for Nate as she did for her husband who left her a widow. Could the sparks between Griffin and Carrie be what has been missing for both of their lives?When Henry's new wife, Mary and her young sons, Caleb and Joe, leave Carrie with no alternative but to move out of her family home, she finds a room in the Verandah Hotel where she hopes to earn money taking care of the cooking and cleaning. However she finds once more, that she has been replaced by Rosaleen Dupre', a fancy lady with a sorted past, that will weave her way in and around the residents of Hickory Ridge, even though they won't see it coming.I received Beauty for Ashes compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. I love the strength that Carrie possesses, not being afraid of what people think, and isn't afraid to speak her mind. I can't imagine being treated so poorly by her new sister-in-law, Mary who seems to think that Carrie will now be her maid while she is living in the house. Not only that but her younger boys, Caleb and Joe have no manners or respect for Carrie, telling her on one to many occasions that she is not there mother and they don't have to pay her any mind! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait for the third book in this series.If you've never read any of Dorothy Love's book, please pick up this series. She will take you back to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee for a definite adventure in western historical fiction with some great romance thrown in for a treat! The best part of this book is that it can be read as a stand alone, but trust me, you'll want to pick up Beyond All Measure to capture the whole story of the residents of Hickory Ridge!
  • (5/5)
    Carrie Daly has been living with her brother Henry in Hickory Ridge TN since she lost her husband in the Civil War. Everything was going pretty well until Mary came along and married Henry. Mary has 2 obnoxious boys to boot. Nate, Carrie's friend wants to set their wedding date, but Carrie keeps putting it off. She doesn't know if she is really in love with Nate or not. As she is walking across town a wagon comes along and the young girl could not control the big horse. A strange man comes along and saves Carrie from the wagon and horse. Griff is a stranger in town from Charleston SC. People don't take too kindly to the man and wonder why he is hanging around Carrie so much. Nate sure doesn't approve either.I enjoyed this christian historical romance. Carrie is easy to like and Griff is too. The Towns folk are judgmental when it comes to Griff and what he stands for. Little do the know what he will do for their town. There are some nice twists and suspense in the book to keep the pages turning. This is a re-read for me as the plot and characters are all well done.
  • (5/5)
    Dorothy Love has done what so many other inspirational authors find impossible to do. She has written a romantic novel with Christian values that is not sappy or filled with unnecessary details, nor is it overly preachy. She does not fall into the trap of using clichéd characters or situations. Instead, she has given us a novel with a well-plotted storyline and believable characters who come alive as you read about them. In this second installment in the Hickory Ridge Romance series, we meet Griff Rutledge, southern gentleman of questionable background. Carrie, who has moved out of the family home after her brother marries, is immediately taken with this handsome stranger, much to the chagrin of her longtime beau, Nate. Author Dorothy Love masterfully weaves an intriguing tale of love and loss, of hope and perseverance that will capture your interest from the very start. It is evident that the author has done her research in producing a historical novel whose events ring true and whose characters bring a past era to life again. This novel is an excellent choice for book clubs and should foster lively discussions. Although part of a series, it does stand on its own. However, once you read this installment, you will certainly want to read the others, too. Highly recommended, especially for church groups.