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But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the nom de plume Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.
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Publication Date: 2010
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Series: Ladies of Summerhill
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Love on a Dime, The Ladies of Summerhill Series #1 (Value Edition)Cara Lynn JamesThomas Nelson / 2011 / Trade Paperback$7.19 Retail:
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In age of elegance and excess, Lilly Westbrook longs for a love both true and eternal.
Newport, Rhode Island, 1899, is a place of shimmering waves, sleek yachts, and ladies of leisure. Of opulent mansions that serve as summer cottages for the rich and famous. Home of railroad magnates and banking tycoons--dashing young men and the women who aspire to marry them.
But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.
No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the nom de plume Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.
But Lilly must put aside her feelings and follow the path that will maintain her family's social stature and provide the financial security that everyone is depending on.
Now Lilly faces a double dilemma. Can she continue to protect her secret identity? And will she have the courage to choose the man who will risk it all just to win her heart?
James debut novel is filled with romance, laughter and secrets, which will delight fans of historical romance. The characters are well defined and try to be true to themselves with unexpected results. Readers will look forward to the next Ladies of Summerhill installment. Four stars.
DebraWaycross, GAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable from the first word to the lastJuly 24, 2013DebraWaycross, GAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have a very fulfilling but stressful job as a hospice nurse. At the end of the day I loved curling up and reading Love on a Dime. There was love and suspense. Very enjoyable reading. The message within the story helped to lighten my heart and encourage me. Great work.
The Quiet EccentricCanadaAge: Under 18Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not too shabby...January 13, 2013The Quiet EccentricCanadaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4So, this book was well written and the characters were engaging and the story kept the pages turning, but that's about all. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in it, but I don't think I'd read it again. I found Lilly a little bit frustrating at times, but I suppose when you got involved with a character, it's the sign that the author did a first rate job. My first book by Cara James, and I think I'd definitely give her other books a try!
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 12, 2012alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I laughed and giggled all the way through this book. I found Lilly(aka Fanny Cole) trying to keep her writing a secret from Jackson who is trying to court her but also trying to find out who Fanny Cole really is. I enjoyed this book very much.
LalaAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book!October 11, 2011LalaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very good book! It was very interesting and there were some parts that I just didn't see coming! Wouldn't mind reading it again in the future!
The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 2, 2011The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our novel starts with Miss Lily Westbrook and her lover Jackson Grail , Jackson has just proposed and wants to get Lily's family respects but on his way to speaking to her father, he eavesdrops on a conversation which forces him to leave Lily as he believes she is better off without him. Years later, we meet Lily Westbrook - a women who has a dark secret, she is the author Fannie Cole , a writer of romance dime novels , life for her is looking up her novels are selling like hotcakes and she has a wonderful beau named Harlan who has connections to society, He is the ideal guy for Lily, one whom her parents love and Lily loves too or so she thought until this summer when her life came crashing down. Summering in Newport and hoping to move there is none other than Jackson Grail , the one who left Lily heartbroken and hurt. He is back and has just purchased the publishing company in which Fannie Cole's novels are published. He wants to set up a meeting with the anonymous Fannie Cole , but it seems he's not the only one wanting to discover her identity, the owner of the town tabloid "Talk of the Town" seems eager to uncover the identity of Fannie Cole. All this pressure of Jackson being back and the public wanting to know the identity of Fannie Cole has Lily on edge. Can she risk the life she has by telling the truth or will she be shunned by everyone she knows when they discover her double life ? Which suitor will Lily choose , current and wealthy connected beau Harlan or newcomer and first love Jackson ?
Find out in Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James that proves to us that true love with no faults really does only live on paper.