EVERY PERFECT GIFT….By Dorothy Love
About Every Perfect Gift:
Book 3 in Dorothy Love’s Hickory Ridge Romance series.
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 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.
Sophie Caldwell knew she was in for a rough start when she found the newpaper office she was going to reopen a huge mess! The equipment was old and worn, and it was the 18th century and women didn’t own businesses. But that’s not all because when Sophie lived in Hickory Ridge, she lived in the orphanage there, and had a very difficult life because of the way she was treated. But despite all of this, Sophie was determined to make a go of it in her new adventure.
I really love this book!. It is just plain beautiful and inviting, and is my reason for choosing Every Perfect Gift to read and review. And I really grew to love Sophie and her determination. She didn’t let anyone get in her way or discourage her from doing what she wanted to do. I also enjoyed the way she treated the people she came in contact with. The other characters were realistic and believable and they really grew on you as the story unfolded. Author Dorothy Love did a great job of describing the historical setting in vivid details to give readers a really good feel of Hickory Ridge, and I also learned a lot about newspapers and the printing process and how the running of a newspaper office was back in the 1800’s, which was very interesting.
Overall, this is a wonderful book to read during the Christmas Holiday Season. Since the setting is in a small town, readers will get that homey feeling and enjoy close neighbors, for the most part. I highly recommend Every Perfect Gift to you if you enjoy historical fiction! And don’t forget to check out the first two books in this series to read as well, though they can be read as stand alones if you want!
I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through their blogging program, Booksneeze. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.