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Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - "Beauty for Ashes" by Dorothy Love

Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for Dorothy Love's book, "Beauty For Ashes."

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.

I really enjoyed this gentle romance.  Set in the hills of Tennessee in the post Civil-War era, author Dorothy Love captures this period - the country was in the grips of a depression after the war - and the uncertainity of how life would be is portrayed beautiful in her story. And Love's mastery of storytelling shines through her descriptions of the people and the world around them.  It was just a pleasure to read this book.

"Beauty For Ashes" is the second novel in Love's "Hickory Ridge Romance" series (the first being "Beyond All Measure"), but it is fairly easy to catch up on all the previous characters and their roles in this tale.

About The Author:

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,www.dorothylovebooks.com or friend her onFacebook.com/DorothyLoveBooks.

Link to buy the book:


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:
  • A Brand new Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
  • Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love
  • Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love
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 Party 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 friends on the evening of March 20th for an evening of fun.

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 see you on the 20th!

To check out other blogs participating in this tour - click on this link: 

My Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour, and to Thomas Nelson Publishers for the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


Kate the Book Buff said...

I love Civil War era romances. It was such a brutal time in our history, it always makes a great backdrop for a tender romance :) The giveaway the author is offering sounds great, the book sounds great and your post was great :) I'll definitely be checking this book out.

-Kate the Book Buff
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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this sounds so good!! i need to read it soon.

Siar said...

I was attracted by the falling clovers on the first sight of the website, and then attracted by the nostalgia images on cover of the book. I got so deeply interested in the story of the old style romance. I'm sure will read the book.

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Tree Service Flower Mound TX said...

I agree with Siar, Old style romance is still the best, by the way is this book available?

Dorothy Love said...

Hi Sharon, A quick note to say thank you for being a part of the Beauty For Ashes tour. And yes, tree Service from Flower Mound, the books is available now at booksellers nationwide and at Amazon. I hop eyouemjoy Carrie's story.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thanks for stopping by Dorothy! Can't wait for the next book!