The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall | My Review

Estella Everstone is incognito, now "serving" as a companion to the elderly Mrs. Granton who unwittingly vacations at one of Estella's father's estates--Everston. And what ensues is a tumultuous tumble into love, matching of wits, deception and growth of character for both Estella and Dexter Blakely. A romance not dissimilar to Lizzie and Darcy--except Dexter lacks the more jerkish attributes of one of classic literature's beloved heroes.
The Captive Imposter was unique as compared to its predecessors, thanks to the seclusion of the hero and heroine at Everston resort. It almost read like a vacation read, somewhat easier to follow than the other two books with it just being Estella and Dexter through out the story--but still a wealth of intrigue, romance and touching spiritual themes.
Prejudices are overcome, faith is strengthened and forgiveness is had against the backdrop of Victorian-era New England and gothic-like mystery, leaving me excited for book four!


The Everstone Chronicles Series Book 3

For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine. Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. And his distaste for the spoiled socialites who frequent his hotel causes her to take a close look at her own priorities and past lifestyle. When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer of employment she can't refuse. As the two interact and open up to each other, Estella feels a growing attraction to Dexter; and increasing discomfort over concealing her identity. Yet, in spite of the false pretense she's putting forth, she's never felt freer to be herself than in his presence. But will he still love her when he learns the truth about who she is?

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.*

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 and released October 4th, 2016.
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. WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER 

Words, history, and grace color my days here in The Burgh where I seek out the perfect coffee and red lipstick.

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