Monday, February 20, 2012

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes
Dorothy Love

Carrie is a widow with an understanding between her and the local bookseller. When she's ready to marry him she'll set a date. She's been living with her brother since her husband died. The book begins with her brother getting married and a new man coming to town.

I had a hard time getting into this book. It felt like I had read it before. I could predict how the issues with her brother were going to work out, I knew which man she would choose and what would happen to the other one. I could even see what was going to happen during the horse race. It was so like some other books that I've already read that I had to check to see if it was really a new release.
It wasn't a bad book. It was just a bland story. It's the second in the series and if you haven't read the first book, it can get a little confusing. I liked Carrie, but was frustrated with other people in the plot. Both of the men in the story seemed weak and cowardly, I wanted her to get rid of her family and some of the women were annoying. My favorite character was the preacher's wife; probably not the character I was supposed to like the most.

This is the type of book I would recommend if you enjoy historical fiction and want a quick, easy read. It won't inspire you or make you run for the next book, but it will be a pleasant read.

I received this book free of charge from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Thanks for the honest review. Hugs and have a great week! :O)