Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse tour: “Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

on March 1, 2012


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.
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, or friend her

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!


My Opinion:

I literally just finished this book, post Civil War, we enter the life of Carrie Daly as the wedding day approaches for her bachelor brother and widowed intended.  Carrie realizes that a house cannot have two mistresses and after butting heads with her sister in law and step nephews, she leaves for town, where she loves and loses and loves again.  As she struggles to let God control her life, instead of her trying to maintain control, she learns that things and people aren’t always what they may seem and when God is in control love can enter in even for those we feel are unlovable by our standards.

I’m so looking forward to the next book, as I can’t wait to learn what happens in the town of Hickory Ridge, and the life of Carrie, Griff and Mary.  As always I tend to get caught up in the characters because they just come to life for me – while it did take me awhile to get into the book (the first couple chapters I found to be slow moving) but as I kept going the book had me in it’s grasp and I was hooked.  I thoroughly enjoy my brief visit to Tennessee in this book and can’t wait to visit again!

**I was provided a copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was given.

If you’d like to purchase your own copy you can do so here and if you’d like to see more about the tour you can visit here.


2 responses to “Litfuse tour: “Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

  1. Dorothy Love says:

    Good morning,

    Stopping in to say a huge thank you for taking time to read and review BEAUTY FOR ASHES.

    Wishing you a great day!!

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