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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Love On A Dime - Giveaway and Review

Newport, Rhode Island in 1899, Lilly Westbrook, a woman from a prestigious family spends time alone in her bedroom penning dime store romance novels under the name Fannie Cole, to protect her family's name reputation. The upper society types don't prefer to read this "trashy" romance novels even though most of the staff finds it enjoyable and uplifting.

Lilly's novels differ from most because she uses hers as a ministry to encourage and lift women up, to not settle for less than they are worth simply to marry for the wrong reasons. Lilly also has been using hers to help her get over being rejected by her former love, Jackson Grail. Jackson was a friend of her brother, George, who was a well educated man who came from humble beginnings.

He leaves Lilly behind hoping to make a name for himself and win Lilly's hand in marriage and offering her the lifestyle her family has dreamed for Lilly.

After 6 long years, he returns back to Summerville to find that Lilly is being courted, by Harlin Santerre, a very wealthy man with a prominent name in the community. Will Jack be able to win Lilly's heart once more or will his time simply become a distant memory in one of her dime store romance novels?

In the novel, Love On A Dime by Cara Lynn James, you are taken back to a simple time of elegance and wealthy among the wealthy and noble socialites of the times, including the Astors. You will find yourself wondering just what will befall Lilly and Jack and if true love will win out over love of money and fame. I can easily rate this wonderful novel a 5 out of 5 stars. I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review.

For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy of the book, click on the title below:

Thanks to the generosity of TLC, they are providing me with a copy to giveaway to one lucky follower of my blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Provide an email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. You can include it with your comment and can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

3. Be a resident of the US or provide a US shipping address.

4. Leave a comment telling me if you believe in romance and why. The giveaway will end on January 21st. I will notify the winner at that time via email.


  1. I do believe in romance because I see it around me all the time. Whenever you see something about a guy proposing to his girl in a public arena, that's romantic. Watching couples cling together on New Year's Eve in Times Square, that's romantic. The way wives greet their husbands when they come home from the war, that's definitely romantic.


  2. I am a GFC follower

    Not a romance believer. I guess it has just been too long for me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. I definitely believe in romance!! I'm still waiting for my "prince" to show up but yes, I'm a romantic :-)


  4. I am a follower and email subscriber. I believe in romance. In fact, I am a hopeless romantic. I believe everyone has a soulmate out there waiting for them and they will be together one day. Please enter me in contest.

  5. Of course I believe romance I met my husband of 12 1/2 years on! We are as happy, actually happier today then when we first met!

    I live in the US. I'm a follower/subscriber of your blog!

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