BOOK REVIEW – HESITANT HEIRESS
EVERSTONE CHRONICLES BOOK REVIEW BLITZ – HESITANT HEIRESS by DAWN CRANDALL
Amaryllis Brigham had lived most of her five and twenty years in relative obscurity. And with her secret burden of guilt, she was perfectly fine with that. Now, living with her aunt, Amaryllis is thrust into society and the awkward position of finding a suitable—and unwanted—match, and is expected to attend the very balls and dances she wishes to avoid.
Nathan Everstone is society’s most sought after and most eligible bachelor. A role he neither wants nor appreciates. He avoids the balls and dances for very different reasons.
Nathan is drawn to Amaryllis the moment he arrives in Boston. But are his intentions what they seem? Amaryllis has no interest in Nathan and does her best to convince herself that he is the rake and scoundrel she has always believed him to be.
Will they overcome the secrets of the past? Can Amaryllis let herself be loved again? Or will she flee and live apart from the one person who ever made her happy?
Writing in the first person, Ms. Crandall pulled me into this very personal telling of the story. As each of the events unfolded, I felt Amaryllis’ resolve to please her aunt, her resistance to marry in order to gain her inheritance. I felt her heart dream wither away.
Even as her objections to Nathan’s affections began to crumble, I felt the betrayal of her heart—and I as the reader was frustrated with her. But heart-logic is not so easily explained away, and lies that feed misconceptions fuel her resistance.
I was somewhat confused at first with locations and place names until it became more clear (to me) which place was where. But each location is important, and plays a specific role in the story.
Ms. Crandall is gifted at weaving her story, presenting authentic settings and conversations and character interactions. This is my first of Ms. Crandall’s stories, and I look forward to reading many more by her.
I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
DAWN CRANDALL is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles from Whitaker House.
Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary. Apart from writing books, Dawn is also a first-time mom to a precious little boy (born March 2014) and also serves with her husband in a pre-marriage mentor program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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