Beauty For Ashes~BookSneeze Book Review

by adustyframe ~ February 19th, 2012

I received Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love from BookSneeze to review.

This is my first book by Dorothy Love and it was a good read. I found myself trying to figure out what was going to happen and how the story would end up.

Carrie is a Civil War widow living in a small Appalachian town with her brother. When her brother remarries, Carrie and her sister in law do not get along and Carrie moves to town.

She and the local bookseller have an understanding, but Carrie’s not sure she wants to marry him. Then the dashing Griff comes to town and Carrie’s life turns upside down.

I did enjoy this book and as always I like finding a new author. I did feel the entire book that I was missing some details. At the end of the book, I found out that it was the 2nd book in the Hickory Ridge series. It is “readable” on it’s own but I felt confused a few times–like I should know something that I didn’t know.



From the BookSneeze site~

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 Daly 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 trade beauty for ashes.


 **Disclaimer~I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.



1 Thought Shared to Beauty For Ashes~BookSneeze Book Review

  1. Sally Martin

    I read her first book. It was excellent. I am looking forward to reading this one. I didn’t realize it was out yet. I checked for it about two weeks ago. Guess our library just hasn’t got it yet.

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