JASMINE …..by Diane T. Ashley, Aaron McCarver


by Diane T. AshleyAaron McCarver



Jasmine Anderson runs away from her riverboat home and the faith and love of her past to pursue a life of fame. She flees to a showboat where she gains small roles and attracts the seductive attention of the lead actor and the bitter jealousy of a veteran actress. Then a great tragedy sets off a chain of events that creates promising new opportunities but also grave danger for Jasmine—and ultimately the chance to discover a dream truly worth living and sacrificing for.


I didn’t read the first two books in this series, but I enjoyed getting to know Jasmine in this third book. Jasmine’s story since she is the younger of the three sisters, and it seems her sisters didn’t want to let her grow up. David had been in love with Jasmine for a long time, but she didn’t seem interested in him. Will she finally figure out what he feels for her?

This is a really good read, with a lot of twists and turns weaved throughout the story. When Jasmine was able to follow her dream, she puts God on the back burner in her life, and makes her career more important. Thankfully David was there to help her when she needed help. I like that they authors weaved the importance of allowing God to lead our lives, and shows us that ‘the grass is not always greener on the other side!’ I also enjoyed the historical events so vividly described throughout the book. Everything about this book makes for a very fun, interesting and entertaining read. If you enjoy historical fiction, I encourage you to pick up a copy of Jasmine. You will be delighted!

I received this book from the publisher Barbour Books to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Diane T. Ashley

Diane T. Ashley, a “town girl” born and raised in Mississippi, has worked more than twenty years for the House of Representatives. She rediscovered a thirst for writing, was led to a class taught by Aaron McCarver, and became a founding member of the Bards of Faith.


Aaron McCarver

Aaron McCarver is a transplanted Mississippian who was raised in the mountains near Dunlap, Tennessee. He loves his jobs of teaching at Belhaven University and editing for Barbour Publishing and Summerside Press. A member of ACFW, he is coauthor with Gilbert Morris of the bestselling series, The Spirit of Appalachia. He now coauthors with Diane Ashley on several historical series.


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