Every Perfect Gift - eBook
Sophie returns to Hickory Ridge determined to make her mark as a journalist.
Ethan is a talented architect and is in charge for building the Blue Smoke Resort. But when Sophie's editorial puts his job in danger unexpected events unfold. Will Sophie and Ethan find where their hearts belong?
Even though it is the third in a series, Every Perfect Gift stands well on it's own. I loved how the characters where compelling and complex, struggling to reconcile their pasts and forgive.
I loved how their were unexpected twists to the story. The characters where truly engaging and I really came to care for them, which kept me reading because I wanted to know what would happen next.
Overall, a well paced story that engages and entertains, with characters that made me love them. A lovely book, that I wouldn't be shy to recommend.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
May 6, 2013
I want to start by saying that Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love is a wonderful story. But I also want to warn you that it is book 3 in a series (Hickory Ridge Romances) and though it technically could stand alone, there is a lot of back-story hinted at in it. I haven't read the other books in the series so I did feel rather lost and confused at times. That being said, if read after the other two books, this is a story worth reading.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to the town of Hickory Ridge, where she spent her childhood. She hopes that she can move beyond her bad memories as she focuses on a single purpose-- restarting the local newspaper. She is completely focused...until a man named Ethan Heyward enters her life.
Ethan is the mastermind behind the architecture of the beautiful Blue Smoke resort that has just been built. When he agrees to give newspaper reporter "S.R.Caldwell" an interview and a tour of the resort, he has no idea what he is getting in for.
Sophie and Ethan are drawn to each other, but so much stands in their way. It seems that they have hardly anything in common-- or do they? Each struggles with the desire to keep their past and secrets hidden. But what is more certain to tear them apart, revealing their secrets or keeping them hidden?
Every Perfect Gift is well-written and suspenseful. It explores themes such as the acceptance of modern medicine, how laborers were treated at the time, and how much our pasts really shape our present.
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February 1, 2013
Good balance of love and adventure
Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love is set in the early settled America, when towns are growing by leaps and bounds. Sophie moves back to Hickory Ridge, TN and sets up a newspaper, hoping to make a name for herself after having left town as a child on bad terms. But its a struggle when the man who owns most of the town is threatened by her success and her goal of finding a story for the paper about his newest endeavor, a resort in the mountains. While fighting to find her way, she falls in love with the architect of the resort and has to deal with her past before she can find peace with her new place in life.
I did enjoy this story line, and characters, but I could tell this was one later in a series, and wished I could have read the other books first. I felt like I was catching up, trying to figure out who all the characters were. The story had a great balance between a love story and a story of determination and courage in the midst of struggles. I loved the main character of Sophie and would like to read the earlier books in the series to hear about her beginnings in the town and her childhood.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
February 16, 2013
Every Perfect Gift is a Perfect Read!
Sophie spent her early years in Hickory Ridge's orphanage, then moved to Texas. She returns to start a newspaper, but also to deal with some of the hurt from her past. She finds a big change - a resort is being built on the Ridge. The builder is handsome Ethan Heyward, who's also hiding some childhood pain.
How do I love thee, Every Perfect Gift? Too many ways to count!
-The multifaceted romance. Sophie and Ethan's stories interweave with an amazing push-pull.
-The town of Hickory Ridge. What fun to return to the familiar town and its beloved people. I especially enjoyed seeing Caleb Stanhope, the little stinker, grow up into a responsible adult - it happens!
-Historical details, including newspaper printing, work camps, and opposition to the infirmary, give depth to the story. I love learning when I read!
-Excellent writing brought the story to life - I'm ready to move to Hickory Ridge.
-A cover as gorgeous as the story.
I wish this series would continue!
January 8, 2013