The Cautious Maiden
The Everstone Chronicles book 4
by Dawn Crandall
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.
This Book received a 4 Bark rating.
With danger stalking her and a new fiancé who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust, and who to leave behind.
One of the things that I really liked about The Cautious Maiden is how Dawn Crandall portrayed the main characters as truly flawed people. Yes, the book is a historical romance, but there's more to it. It's also about the journeys of discovery and redemption that the heroine and hero must go on. Both of them have a lot to learn, Violet as she learns more about life and people, and Vance as he seeks to change and become the man God intended him to be. The Cautious Maiden is also very much a story of forgiveness, as they learn to continually forgive each other and themselves.
The Cautious Maiden is enjoyable just as a historical romance but it's even more so if you like stories about people, about life, and about discovering what love really is.
Tell Tale Book Review gives The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall a 4 Bark rating.
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.