Thursday, November 29, 2012

12 Days of Gifts with Dorothy Love’s “Home for the Holidays” Contest & Facebook Party {12/13}

Every Perfect Gift
by Dorothy Love
ISBN: 978-1595549020
$ 11.38 (paperback)
$ 10.39 (Kindle)

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 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. 

Book 3 in Dorothy Love's Hickory Ridge Romance series.

My thoughts:
Every Perfect Gift is a very enjoyable romance with a little intrigue mixed in. Sophie is a girl who has always wondered who she is. She grew up in an orphanage until she was 10 when she was adopted by a couple who gave her the love she never received in the orphanage. 

I found Every Perfect Gift a little hard to read and yet it was enjoyable at the same time. I say a little hard to read because it seemed a bit long throughout the first 1/3 of the book - once the romance, the intrigue and Sophie's background are explained away the book got much better and I finally connected with it. Ethan is a wonderful guy (anyone have an Ethan tucked away that I could meet?) and Sophie is a perfect match for him. Both characters are strong as are many of the other characters in the book. I'd love to read the story behind Sophie's foster parents and I'm wondering if Books 1 or 2 in this series are theirs? 

I loved the last 1/3'd of the book. All the loose ends start to be tied together, Sophie's parentage starts to be explained and the relationship between Sophie & Ethan keeps you wondering. Wonderful book - easily a 4 out 5 stars on my shelf!

You can purchase Every Perfect Gift on Amazon for $11.38 and it's eligible for FREE Shipping with a $25 order - so why not pick up the other 2 books in this series? Beauty for Ashes (Bk 1) and Beyond All Measure (Bk 2).

You're invited:

Dorothy Love is celebrating the new book in her Hickory Ridge Romance series, Every Perfect Gift with a "Home for the Holidays" 12 Days of Gifts contest.

Celebrate the holidays with Dorothy Love and her protagonist, Sophie Caldwell, as they count down the days to Dorothy's author chat party with 12 Days of Gifts! Dorothy will be giving away copies of Every Perfect Gift and other holiday essentials, as well as key items from the book that Sophie would have worn during or used to celebrate the holidays (a beautiful, red shawl, Victorian ornaments, stockings). It's all happening on Dorothy's Facebook page. She'll post a new giveaway each day.

So bring on the Christmas cheer with Dorothy and the "Home for the Holidays" 12 Days of Gifts. Then join Dorothy on the evening of December 13 for her author chat party! During the party, Dorothy will announce the 12 winners from the Home for the Holidays giveaway and host an author chat about Every Perfect Gift and favorite Christmas traditions. Oh, and she'll be giving away lots of fun prizes. RSVP today.

Meet the author:

An accomplished author in the secular market, Dorothy Love makes her inspirational fiction debut with her Hickory Ridge series of historicals set in her native South. Her skillful blending of the historical and the personal reflect her passion for discovering the histories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things and set her apart as an authoritative voice of Southern historical fiction.
Find out more about Dorothy at

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Every Perfect Gift from Litfuse to read and review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands.

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