5 March 2012

Litfuse blog tour Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love with Review

About the book:
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.
About Dorothy:
Before returning to her writing roots in historical fiction, Dorothy Love published twelve novels for young adults. Her work has garnered numerous honors from the American Library Association, the Friends of American Writers, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and many others. The Hickory Ridge Novels mark her Christian fiction debut.
For more about Dorothy visit her website,www.dorothylovebooks.com or friend her onFacebook.com/DorothyLoveBooks.
Link to buy the book: 

Dorothy Love's Beauty for Ashes Kindle Fire and a Sapphire Ring Giveaway! Enter Today & RSVP for 3/20 Facebook Author Chat Party! We're thrilled to announce the fun giveaway Dorothy is hosting! First, she'll be giving away a Kindle Fire (3/1-3/20), then on the evening of the 20th she's inviting everyone to her Facebook Author Page for a fun Author Chat party! Don't miss a minute of the fun ... sigh.

One beautiful winner will receive:
  • A Brand new Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
  • Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love
  • Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/20/12. Winner will be announced at Dorothy's Facebook Author Chat Party on 3/20. Come for an evening of chat, trivia, and a sneak peek at the next book in Dorothy's Hickory Ridge series - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books and a stunning sapphire ring!
So grab your copy of Beauty for Ashes  and join Dorothy and friends on the evening of March 20th for an evening of fun.

Don't miss Dorothy's delightful giveaway and party. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 20th!

My Review.
This is the second in a series by Dorothy but I didn't feel lost by not having read the first book. I enjoyed the story. Carrie is a strong character who has been through alot, when her brother marries a widow with 2 boys life gets interesting. Griff is passing through till he ends up training a horse for a race. Carrie has a friend Nate with who she has been stalling setting a date for a wedding. Dorothy uses humor in this book and there are times I would burst out laughing which can be interesting when you are in the dentist office and then having to explain the story to them. The books deals with prejudging people and assumptions where some of the towns people are more concerned with status then reality. Carrie also has to deal with her brothers new wife who tends to have an interesting way of treating people. I really felt for Carrie. Griff also has his own issues with family and is in Hickory Ridge looking for someone. This book had me laughing and cheering for the Carrie and Griff. I look forward to reading more books by Dorothy.

1 comment:

Dorothy Love said...

Hi Jenny,

Thanks so much for hosting me on the Beauty For Ashes blog tour. I appreciate your kind review, and am thrilled to know you enjoyed the book.

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