Love on a Dime
A Ladies of Summerhill Novel
ISBN 978-1-59554-679-1 (pbk).
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In Newport, Rhode Island, in 1899, proper young ladies in wealthy society were ladies of leisure. They did not work, and they most certainly did not write dime novels. Lilly Westbrook has more worries than deciding which tea or ball to attend. The young man who is about to propose to her has opened up doors to the social elite increasing her family’s social status; and although Lilly doesn’t particularly care about mingling with society, her family does. If anyone finds out she writes dime novels under the nom de plume Fannie Cole, her family will be shunned from society and perhaps even face financial ruin. So, she must continue to write in secret, pretending to pen poetry as her excuse of staying holed up in her room for hours at a time.
Just when she finds herself getting over the heartbreak of her long-lost beau, Jackson Grail, and finally courting a suitable man for marriage, she finds Jackson as a summer houseguest once again. He’s recently purchased the company who publishes her novels. Can she protect her secret identity and her heart? Jackson still stirs up feelings she thought she’d put behind her. Which man will truly sacrifice everything to win her heart?
Jackson Grail regrets the decisions he made years earlier. He was a coward. He’s done well for himself and now he’s back to try and make things right. He suspects Lilly knows the true identity of the elusive Miss Fannie Cole. Why is she adamant about not helping him find her? Will he be able to convince Lilly that she can trust him again?
This book has a few twists and turns that one might not expect. Ms. James has made the secondary characters quite interesting and they support the main story nicely. This was Ms. James’ debut novel. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to her others in this Ladies of Summerhill series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cara Lynn James is a debut novelist who has won numerous contest awards from Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She and her husband reside in Florida. You can find out more about Cara at http://www.caralynnjames.com/ . Her next novel Love on Assignment will be available in January, 2011.
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