How many of you enjoy a connected series? You know, the ones that you can read by yourself, but the series will have some thread of connection? I’m a fan, so I was quite interested in reading the final book in the Everstone Chronicles (I have already read the first three), The Cautious Maiden.
Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their deceased parents’ New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjacks; but when Violet’s own reputation is compromised, the inn becomes the least of her worries. In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with a taciturn acquaintance; Vance Everstone. As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet learns that her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU. With danger stalking her and a new fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust and who to leave behind.
Fans of sweet romances with a touch of suspense will enjoy Dawn Crandall’s latest release from the Everstone Chronicles. As both Violet and Vance continue to grow as people and with each other, the story that unfolds isn’t unexpected, but still has the feel of an endearing romance. It was fun to see some of the characters from previous novels and where they were after their happily ever after as well.
If you enjoyed any of her previous novels in the Everstone Chronicles, you will find the same style and romance and will find much to enjoy.
What are you reading this week?
(Thank you to the author for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)