The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall | My Review

This fourth book in Dawn Crandall's critically acclaimed Everstone Chronicles series did not disappoint. A beautiful mix of passion and purity set against the vivid backdrop of America's Gilded Age, The Cautious Maiden was quite possibly my favorite of the series. I don't know what it is about a reformed rogue--or perhaps the appeal of finally learning Vance's story!--but this book was so very exciting to read from start to finish.
The tug of war that our heroine, Violet, goes through and we, as the reader following closely along with her, is a well-balanced struggle between trust, discernment, passion--and loyalties? Nothing less than stellar in execution and heart.
An unlikely match, unforeseen romance and, as always--a fantastic, keeps-you-guessing mystery from start to finish from an author who has now firmly established herself in the hearts of inspirational romance lovers with her stunning Everstone Chronicles series.
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The Everstone Chronicles Series Book 4
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.

As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet learns that her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU.

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.
*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 

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