Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Cautious Maiden By Dawn Crandall

Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their deceased parents' New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjack ;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 fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust and who to leave behind.
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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.
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.
I'm a Contemporary kind of gal but I have to tell you something. From time to time I read Historical.
Well this book just may be one of the best Historical books that I have read. I really enjoyed it. 
Its a love story with love, and redemption. There is even a little suspense thrown in the mix. You don't want to miss this one.
If you missed the first three books don't worry, this can be read as a stand alone. 
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend this one.
 I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. Sounds good. I week read it. Thanks

  2. Never heard of this author before. I want to read this.

  3. I just got them all for my wife. Thanks for telling us about this series.

  4. I love the cover, sounds like my kind of read.

  5. I'm super excited about this one I have read the first three. Thanks Mary

  6. I'm going to the library today I will add this series to my pick up list.

  7. So excited for this one I have been waiting on it. Do you know if there will be a fifth book in this series?

  8. What, how have I not heard about this series? I will be reading this for sure. Thanks for sharing Mary

  9. What a beautiful cover! Thank you for a great review, Mary!

  10. What a beautiful cover! Thank you for a great review, Mary!

  11. I love historical romance! I am sure that I will enjoy this one. It sounds like a very good read!