Love on a Dime a Review



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Love on a Dime

"Turn of the century novelist Lilly Westbrook learns that being faithful to her calling means more than just putting pen to paper.


It's the summer of 1899 in Newport, Rhode Island, and Lilly Westbrook is struggling to conceal her career from family and friends because of the stigma attached to dime novels. Lilly feels good about her secret—after all, she’s enlightening working class girls with her books and honoring God by using her talents to His glory.

But her secret is threatened when Jackson Grail, a former suitor, becomes Lilly's new publisher. He's determined to revive his floundering publishing house by maximizing their most promising--and most secretive--author. His plan? Find “Fannie Cole” and convince her to go public.

When a gossip columnist discovers Lilly’s true identity, she finds that being faithful to her calling involves more than just putting pen to paper. It requires that she stand up for her faith and for herself, no matter the consequences."

My Thoughts:

Love on a Dime is the first book in The Ladies of Summerhill series. This is a fun read. I really enjoyed the sense of reality this story is giving. Trying to imagine what living a "society" lifestyle and all the "rules" that comes with it, is a little mind boggling. I found myself, cheering for Lilly while she pursued her calling in writing novels and stepping out into her own independence. A wonderful book, well written and it kept my attention. I could not put the book down. I can't wait for the next book to be release in 2011.


I received this book free from Thomas Nelson for my honest opinion of the book.

685324: Love on a Dime, The Ladies of Summerhill Series #1 (Value Edition) Love on a Dime, The Ladies of Summerhill Series #1 (Value Edition)

By Cara Lynn James / Thomas Nelson


Newport, Rhode Island, 1899, is a place of shimmering waves, sleek yachts, and ladies of leisure. Of opulent mansions that serve as summer cottages for the rich and famous. Home of railroad magnates and banking tycoons--dashing young men and the women who aspire to marry them.

But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the nom de plume Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.

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