Love on a Dimeby Cara Lynn James(Paperback)
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Pub. Date: 06/01/2010
Series: Ladies of Summerhill Series
Thomas Nelson Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their BookSneeze.com bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review, and therefore, the review is 100% my honest opinion.
I just received Love on A Dime today, and have been anticipating the arrival of this book in my mailbox for quite some time now.
I have to admit, I was captivated by the beautiful cover, and so, I quickly flipped through, and in less than 2 hours, I finished reading Love on A Dime by Cara Lynn James.
Love on a Dime is about Lillian Westbrook. She’s unlucky in love and is in her late teens. She finds herself still single at twenty-five and in 1899, she is practically an old maid.
Lillian has secretly developed a career for herself by penning dime novels under the name Fannie Cole. Earning her own money is social suicide in and of itself, but doing it writing dime novels makes it worse, even though the novels she writes are moral and encouraging. So Lilly carefully hides her secret from her wealthy suitor, her family, and her friends.
Then enter her former suitor, Jackson Grail who arrives to spend the summer with her family in Newport, Rhode Island, and he has just purchased the publishing house that publishes Fannie Coleâ€™s books.
To make matters worse, Jackson is determined to discover the true identity of Fannie Cole, his top author. Lilly is forced to make choices to keep the peace within her family and maintain her familyâ€™s social standing.
Secret identity and the thrill of secret romance is thrown together in this book. This book is not just another romance novel, but much more than just plain summer romance. It is an historical romance and incorporates passages from the Bible. This book may be a typical romance book, but the biblical messages were wonderful.
I highly recommend this book to those who are soul searching and those who are seeking not only to believe in love, but in God once again. Love on A Dime is a good, lighthearted read with wonderful messages and revelation. Thumbs up for it: both for the beautiful cover, and for the wonderful contents.
I rate this 4 stars out of 5.
Cleffairy: It’s amazing how reading and merely turning pages could bring you closer to God. 😀