Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beauty For Ashes by: Dorothy Love


About the book:
She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn't quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff's kindness and charm. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God's promise to give beauty for ashes.

About Dorothy:

Before returning to her writing roots in historical fiction, Dorothy Love published twelve novels for young adults. Her work has garnered numerous honors from the American Library Association, the Friends of American Writers, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and many others. The Hickory Ridge Novels mark her Christian fiction debut.
For more about Dorothy visit her website, or friend her

What I thought:

I don't know about you but I love a good love story.  A romance brewing to wisk me away.  The story of Carrie Dally and Griff Rutledge is quite a charming tale .  You'll find yourself cheering them on through the ups and downs as their relationship unfolds.  Despite fear, sour pusses in town, and the past the two learn to completely give their faith over to God through their journey to love.  With little faith will love prevail?  Well you will have to read Beauty For Ashes to find out just what happens between the lovely Carrie and Griff.

disclosure:  I received a free copy of Beauty of Ashes in exchange for an honest book review. 




Dorothy Love's Beauty for Ashes Kindle Fire and a Sapphire Ring Giveaway! Enter
Today & RSVP for 3/20 Facebook Author Chat Party!

We're thrilled to announce the fun giveaway Dorothy is hosting! First,
she'll be giving away a Kindle Fire (3/1-3/20), then on the evening of the 20th she's
inviting everyone to her Facebook Author Page for a fun Author Chat party! Don't miss a
minute of the fun ... sigh.

One beautiful winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the
giveaway ends 3/20/12. Winner will be announced at Dorothy's Facebook Author Chat
on 3/20. Come for an evening of chat, trivia, and a sneak peek at the
next book in Dorothy's Hickory Ridge series - bring your friends! She'll also be giving
away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books and a stunning sapphire ring!
So grab your copy of Beauty for Ashes  and join Dorothy and
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Don't miss Dorothy's delightful giveaway and party.
RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to
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