Sunday, 31 March 2013

Book Review: Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love

About the Book: Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.

Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.

When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She's equally intrigued with him but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.

My Thoughts: An enjoyable book that managed to be both easy to read yet deal with some difficult topics at the same time.  A book that reminds us that our past does not need to define us and in fact, can be used to shape our character for the better if we allow God to use it to refine us.
Love's ability to describe both scenery and the majestic resort transports you back in time.  Often when I read historical books it makes me thankful that I didn't live back then, but this book almost made me wish I could've been there.  Almost :)
Thank you to Booksneeze for providing me with my complimentary e-book review copy.

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