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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Love On A Dime
Cara Lynn James

Around the time of the turn of the century, society had it's rules to be followed. Reading what were called dime novels, was not something a lady from society should be doing. Writing these cheap novels could bring shame and loss of respect by others, to anyone who authors these novels. Lilly is the main character who just happens to write "dime novels' under the nom de plume of Fannie Cole. While vacationing in Newport Rhode Island and working on her latest dime novel, Lilly finds that a house guest from her past is also there. The man she was in love with has returned as a self-made successful business man, not the poor young man that her family had feared Lilly would want to marry. Lilly is being courted by a somewhat dull, but rich man that her family approves of. The story brings us through the trials and tribulations of coming to grips with Lilly's painful decision to marry her current beau or go against what everyone thinks is best for her.
Although you might think that the story will go as you expect it to, there is a lot of interesting turns to this story. Various family members have their own secrets and problems and the personalities of some of the other characters will hold your interest throughout this book.

This book was provided to me for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.


  1. Carol-Sounds like another good book. Just think how hard it was back then for a woman to actually LIVE her life...and be herself. Thanks for the review.

  2. It is interesting reading the review of another reader of this book.
    I think it is also interesting that we both seem to enjoy the same type reading material.