Litfuse Presents Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love…Plus “Home for the Holidays” 12 Days of Gifts contest

Every Perfect Gift

by Dorothy Love

About Every Perfect Gift:
Book 3 in Dorothy Love’s Hickory Ridge Romance series.
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl. Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.
When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She’s equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.
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Sophie Caldwell moves back home to Hickory Ridge to restart the town’s newspaper, but it wasn’t going to be an easy job. First of all, the newspaper office was a mess, the equipment was old and worn, and it was the 18th century and women didn’t own businesses. But that’s not all because when Sophie lived in Hickory Ridge, she lived in the orphanage there, and had a very difficult life because of the way she was treated. But despite all of this, Sophie was determined to make a go of it in her new adventure.

First of all, I love, love, love the cover of this book. It is just plain beautiful and inviting, and is my reason for choosing Every Perfect Gift to read and review. And I really grew to love Sophie and her determination. She didn’t let anyone get in her way or discourage her from doing what she wanted to do. I also enjoyed the way she treated the people she came in contact with. The other characters were realistic and believable and they really grew on you as the story unfolded. Author Dorothy Love did a great job of describing the historical setting in vivid details to give readers a really good feel of Hickory Ridge, and I also learned a lot about newspapers and the printing process and how the running of a newspaper office was back in the 1800’s, which was very interesting.

Overall, this is a wonderful book to read during the Christmas Holiday Season. Since the setting is in a small town, readers will get that homey feeling and enjoy close neighbors, for the most part. I highly recommend Every Perfect Gift to you if you enjoy historical fiction! And don’t forget to check out the first two books in this series to read as well, though they can be read as stand alones if you want!

I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine only.

Meet Dorothy:

An accomplished author in the secular market, Dorothy Love makes her inspirational fiction debut with her Hickory Ridge series of historicals set in her native South. Her skillful blending of the historical and the personal reflect her passion for discovering the histories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things and set her apart as an authoritative voice of Southern historical fiction.

Find out more about Dorothy at

12 Days of Gifts with Dorothy Love’s “Home for the Holidays” Contest and Facebook Party {12/13}

Dorothy Love is celebrating the new book in her Hickory Ridge Romance series, Every Perfect Gift with a “Home for the Holidays” 12 Days of Gifts contest.

Celebrate the holidays with Dorothy Love and her protagonist, Sophie Caldwell, as they count down the days to Dorothy’s author chat party with 12 Days of Gifts! Dorothy will be giving away copies of Every Perfect Gift and other holiday essentials, as well as key items from the book that Sophie would have worn during or used to celebrate the holidays (a beautiful, red shawl, Victorian ornaments, stockings). It’s all happening on Dorothy’s Facebook page. She’ll post a new giveaway each day.
So bring on the Christmas cheer with Dorothy and the “Home for the Holidays” 12 Days of Gifts. Then join Dorothy on the evening of December 13 for her author chat party! During the party, Dorothy will announce the 12 winners from the Home for the Holidays giveaway and host an author chat about Every Perfect Gift and favorite Christmas traditions. Oh, and she’ll be giving away lots of fun prizes. RSVP today.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dorothy Love
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 12:18:23

    Joy, thank you for such a lovely review. I worked my way through college writing and editing for a newspaper, and was reminded of real life pioneers who paved the way for women in journalism. I had a blast letting Sophie run the Gazette. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.


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