Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart. Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away.
Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl. Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget.
An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country. When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty.
She’s equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.Sophie Caldwell spent her early childhood in an orphanage not knowing who her parents were. She was raised and sent to school by Wyatt and Ada Caldwell after they took her from Tennessee. After working for a printing company and learning all she needed to know, she felt like she should come back to her homeplace, Hickory Ridge, Tennessee.
She purchased the old newspaper office and went to work with a weekly newsletter called The Gazette. She met Ethan Heyward who had some dark mysteries in his own life. The paper was doing good and Sophie liked Ethan alot. Well, she really loved him to be truthful. He also loved her back which posed a problem for her.
She knew she had to tell him that she might be a mixed breed with French and Black in her. Maybe he wouldn't care so she told her story and he never said a word. He told her that he had found his parents dead and always thought his half brother Julian had killed them. Julian came to Hickory Ridge to see Ethan and set the record straight the he didn't kill their parents but some Yankee soldiers had and they had been caught and tried and were in prison.
I will stop here so that you will have some interesting reading from this point on. As usual, I leave alot of the highlights out so that you have some surprises here and there to discover.
Happy Reading! Dorothy Love is celebrating the new book in her Hickory Ridge Romance series, Every Perfect Gift with a "Home for the Holidays" 12 Days of Gifts contest.
Celebrate the holidays with Dorothy Love and her protagonist, Sophie Caldwell, as they count down the days to Dorothy's author chat party with 12 Days of Gifts!
Dorothy will be giving away copies of Every Perfect Gift and other holiday essentials, as well as key items from the book that Sophie would have worn during or used to celebrate the holidays (a beautiful, red shawl, Victorian ornaments, stockings).
It's all happening on Dorothy's Facebook page. She'll post a new giveaway each day.
So bring on the Christmas cheer with Dorothy and the "Home for the Holidays" 12 Days of Gifts. Then join Dorothy on the evening of December 13 for her author chat party!
During the party, Dorothy will announce the 12 winners from the Home for the Holidays giveaway and host an author chat about Every Perfect Gift and favorite Christmas traditions. Oh, and she'll be giving away lots of fun prizes. RSVP today.
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