The Cautious Maiden was one of those stories that when it was over, I wanted to turn right back to page one and start again! For that matter, I wanted to go back and read the entire series again. I enjoyed these characters so much!
Now I must make a confession…The Cautious Maiden, book four in the Everstone Chronicles, is the story of Vance Everstone and Violet Hawthorne. Here is my confession…I kind of wanted the author to kill off Vance in book two, The Bound Heart! I was so mad at him! But, I am very glad that the the author did, in fact, keep him alive. And not only that, his is a truly wonderful story of redemption! Now he is one of my favorite characters. It was fulfilling to see, in action, all the ways that Vance grew.
Vance and Violet had so much chemistry. I loved the way they interacted with each other and also just the general pace of the story. I felt like I was stepping back into their world again (as I did with the previous three books). The author captured the uncertainty that both Vance and Violet carried about their future, their worth, their attraction, and did a great job of capturing the time period that the novel was set in.
I received a compimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
And now…on to the giveaways!
You have many chances to win a copy of The Cautious Maiden.
- Blog giveaway right here on Britt Reads Fiction. Whitaker House is giving away a paperback copy of The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall here on my blog. Giveaway begins 10/21/16 and ends 10/27/16. Winner will be announced on this blog on 10/28/16 and will also receive an email. US residents only.
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- Dawn Crandall is also running two different giveaways. You can access these giveaways by clicking on either image below to be taken to the rafflecopter page. Both giveaways are on the rafflecopter page. You can enter one giveaway and then push the arrow on rafflecopter to be taken to the next entry form.
- And finally, there is a Goodreads giveaway going on for a paperback copy of The Cautious Maiden. It ends 11/4/16 and can be entered here.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dawn Crandall is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles, which currently consists of: The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart and The Captive Imposter. The Cautious Maiden is her fourth book.
Apart from writing, Dawn is also a mom of two little ones and serves with her husband in a premarital mentorship program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
A graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education and a former bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Dawn Crandall didn’t begin writing until 2010 when her husband found out about her long-buried dream. It didn’t take her long to realize that writing books was what she was made to do.
Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the secretary for the Indiana ACFW Chapter (Hoosier Ink), and an associate member of the Great Lakes ACFW Chapter. She is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency.