Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.
As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dawn Crandall‘s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, “The Hesitant Heiress,” was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader’s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, “The Bound Heart,” received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She’s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.
Y’all, I very much enjoyed this book! Enchanting Nicholette is a lovely conclusion to Ms. Crandall’s Everstone Chronicles. (If you’d like to know what I thought of the previous books in this series, you can check out my reviews of them here and here. And just so you know, even though this is the last book of a series, it and all the other books in the series can be read as standalones.)
I will admit that it took me a minute or two to get into the first person point of view, but once I did, I loved every minute of it. My only complaint might be that I wish it hadn’t had to end. It could have very easily been made into a full-length novel, I think, but I was still very pleased and satisfied with the novella.
When I first met Nicholette in the first book of the series, she did not make a very favorable impression. I enjoyed the opportunity to see some things from her point of view and get to know her a little bit better in Enchanting Nicholette. And Cal, well, just wow! Ms. Crandall definitely knows how to write a swoon-worthy hero. Their story and the telling of it just about left me breathless a few times. The tension and chemistry mounting from one meeting to the next had me fanning myself. I also appreciated the epilogue at the end letting me have a quick glimpse in on all the other characters I’ve come to love over the series.
From what I know, The Everstone Chronicles series has come to an end, but I am looking forward to future books by Ms. Crandall, not only because she knows how to write some seriously sigh-worthy romance, but also in hopes that some might contain some side characters from The Everstone Chronicles.
(1) Winner will win:
- A print copy of Enchanting Nicholette
- A library card zipper bag
- Two pairs of Jane Austen socks
- Two hand poured candles
- A historically accurate soap from Austen’s time
- A Jane Austen set of playing cards
- A set of Jane Austen notecards
- 6 magnets with Jane Austen quotes
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**I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. All opinions are my own.