Thursday, October 20, 2011

TLC Book Tour & Review: Beyond All Measure

Author: Dorothy Love
Title: Beyond All Measure
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish Date: May 31, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours and the publisher
Book Blurb: Ada Wentworth may be young, but she's seen enough of life to know she can only rely on herself. Everyone including God it seems, has let her down. Having lost her family, her fiance, and her fortune, Ada journeys from Boston to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, to take a position as a lady's companion. Though initially charmed by the pretty little Southern town tucked into the foothills of the great Smokies, Ada plans to stay only until she can earn enough to establish a millinery shop.

Her employer, Wyatt Caldwell, the local lumber mill owner, is easily the kindest, most attractive man Ada has met in Hickory Ridge. He believes Providence has brought her to town and into his life. But how, after so many betrayals, can she ever trust again? Besides, Wyatt has a dream of his own. A dream that will one day take him far from Hickory Ridge.

As the South struggles to heal in the aftermath of the Civil War, one woman must let go of her painful past in order to embrace God's plans for her. Can she trust Him, and Wyatt, with her future and her heart?

Review: Beyond All Measure is a beautiful Christian historical romance that is full of the color of the time period. The story is set in Hickory Ridge Tennessee shortly after the Civil War. Dorothy Love paints a rather good picture of how things were in the south at that time.

Ada Wentworth had traveled to that small town to be a companion to Lillian Caldwell. Lillian is one of the highlights of the book. She's such a spunky, fun old lady. She's a wonderful curmudgeon at times, and at others she's totally sweet.

It is hard not to love Wyatt Caldwell, as well. He's the kind of hero we all want. He's kindhearted, loves his family, is loyal. Even when sparks fly between him and Ada, you want these two together, and since it is a romance, you know it will happen eventually.

I've been reading more Christian romances lately, but this one really stands out as a good one. Why? Religion is part of the story, but it isn't the whole story.

Each character has been hurt by things in their life and they grow to love and trust, even after they make some bad choices.

This is a book that just about anyone can read and enjoy! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Rating: 5 flowers


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad this book turned out to be such a good read for you! Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

Dorothy Love said...

Hi! I'm just stopping in to thank you for hosting my book, BEYOND ALL MEASURE. The only thing more fun than writing it is knowing that readers enjoy it.

I appreciate the review!
Blessings, Dorothy

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