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Every Perfect Gift follows the story of Sophie Caldwell and Ethan Heyward in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee. Sophie has returned to Hickory Ridge, despite the ill treatment that she received there at the time (it is revealed why through the course of the book, but no spoilers!). Sophie is a strong woman who has returned to the town in order to start publishing the local newspaper, and she is very driven in this goal. Ethan is building a resort in the mountains for the wealthy, and is intrigued by Sophie. However, he also has a secret in his past, and the pair’s secrets threaten to tear Sophie and Ethan apart.
This book is the third in a historical fiction trilogy by Dorothy Love – I did not read the first two books in the series. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a “series” reader and I am usually loathe to jump in the middle, or in this case, the end, of a series without having read the books in order. However, Every Perfect Gift did stand on its own. I didn’t feel like I was “missing” anything by not having read the first two books – the plot and characters stand on their own without further background.
I liked Sophie – she was a strong, confident woman who is strongly career-oriented – something that would not have been particularly common in the 1880s. SO this was enjoyable. I also thought that Love did a nice job of portraying life in a small town. The main plot is good, although it does start better and drags a bit as the characters each struggle with their secrets. So, although a bit predictable, the book was overall enjoyable. Fans of historical romance would likely enjoy this book, and I do plan on reading the other two books in the series.
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