Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Beauty For Ashes" by Dorothy Love

" She's a beautiful young widow.
He's a southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure.
 Both need a place to call home."
This is a very well written book.
Although I did not realize that it was the second book, "Beyond all Measure" being the first "Hickory Ridge Romance".
It was very hard for me to not hate the character named "Mary" . I think we all know someone like "Mary" in our lives. But I don't think I would have been as kind as "Carrie" was!
All in all it was a good book and I am looking forward to the next one, and looking to buy the book before this.
Great job Ms. Dorothy Love!!!

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.