about the book
Title: Enchanting Nicholette
Series: The Everstone Chronicles #5
Author: Dawn Crandall
Publisher: Whitaker House
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.
As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay?
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Still unsettled by the events which ended her marriage on the day it began, Nicholette craves both safety and love. I enjoyed this heroine’s journey out of grief and mourning and into the vibrancy of living life to the fullest. Her new younger friends add much-needed levity and brightness to her days and I especially loved Nicholette’s relationship with her father.
Cal is without a doubt one of my favorite Everstone heroes! He is patient, humble, and self-sacrificing. Cal’s devotion to his loved ones and dedication to doing what is right despite the personal cost make him a swoon-worthy hero as far as I am concerned. Of course, Nicholette’s opinion of his appearance and character is what’s most important but daddy’s approval is critical as well.
This novella is a must-read for fans of the Everstone Chronicles and a great opportunity for newbies to get a taste of Crandall’s storytelling style. I highly recommend this entire series and I look forward to revisiting these stories for years to come.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Dawn Crandall’s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, The Hesitant Heiress, was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader’s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, The Bound Heart, received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles.
Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She’s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.
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I love those Jane Austen goodies! How fun!