About the Book

Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their deceased parents’ New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjacks;but when Violet’s own reputation is compromised, the inn becomes the least of her worries. In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with a taciturn acquaintance;Vance Everstone. As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet learns that her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU. With danger stalking her and a new fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust and who to leave behind.

About the Author

Dawn Crandall is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles, which consists of four books: The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart, The Captive Imposter and The Cautious Maiden.
Apart from writing, Dawn is also a mom of two little ones and serves with her husband in a premarital mentorship program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
A graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education and a former bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Dawn Crandall didn’t begin writing until 2010 when her husband found out about her long-buried dream. It didn’t take her long to realize that writing books was what she was made to do. 
Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the secretary for the Indiana ACFW Chapter (Hoosier Ink), and an associate member of the Great Lakes ACFW Chapter. She is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency.
Dawn Crandall

My Review

Vance Everstone, once quite a playboy, is a new believer.   Violet Hawthorne is a regular young woman just trying to make her way in the world.  The two seem an unlikely pair, but that does not stop the author.  Dawn Crandall brings these two characters together in a very sneaky way.  Acquaintances at best, they find themselves engaged and fighting against sexual tension.  The author is very discreet about the sexual tension and makes it seem romantic and exciting.  

I was reminded that virtue was held very high in the 1800s.  It was nice to read something that reminded me that any person can turn away from sin and follow God.  It also reminded me that chivalry was once alive and very much sought out.  Oh, to be in that time era!  Although this is the fifth book in the Everstone Chronicles, it was my first book from Crandall.  I plan on purchasing the other four books in this series!

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.







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