Sunday, February 5, 2012

Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love

Beauty For Ashes

Dorothy Love

Thomas Nelson Publishers

History, romance, and faith are rolled up into this romance set in post Civil War Tennessee. Carrie is a widow who lives with her brother. When her brother marries a disagreeable woman, she moves from the farm to town to make it on her own. In the midst of all of this, she is undecided on the obvious marriage choice or the stranger who comes to town. This handsome stranger saves her from a runaway buggy, and the romance sprouts. Griff, the stranger, doesn't plan on staying, but between a horse race and his growing interest in Carrie, his plans are delayed.

This book is the second in a series, but as with many books of this genre, it stands on its own. Ms. Love weaves an interesting tale that follows the familiar romance format, and was a joy to read. I read it quite quickly.

Ms. Love creates characters that you can like and dislike. Carrie's sister in law was especially disagreeable. Some characters were fairly typical, but have their purpose in the scope of the story/series.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it for all of you romance addicts or newbies out there....:)

I received this book from Thomas' Nelson's bloggers program. All opinions are my own.

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