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Monday, October 24, 2011

Beyond All Measure - Giveaway and Review

He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best -
Lovingly, it's part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest. - Carolina Sandell Berg, "Day by Day" (C. 1865)

A broken heart is a difficult thing to bear. Even worse is the ability to let down the walls that we build up to protect the wounds from being hurt even more, while hopefully allowing the heart to mend. Yet in that process, we fail to realize what our actions are really doing. They set us apart from allowing others to see what we truly are like, and block the ability to ever really love and trust again.

Ada Wentworth is looking for a way to begin again. Vowing a personal covenant with herself, she promises to stand strong, become an independent woman and never trust the love of a man again, no matter how kind or attractive he may be. Hickory Ridge, in Tennessee offers her that hope again. Answering an ad in the paper for a ladies companion, she hopes to work long enough to save up the money to move back to Boston and start up a hat shop of her own. Healing from a broken heart, she has hardened herself to everything and everyone including God. Determined and strong-willed, she resolves to do whatever it takes to make it on her own, without the help of anyone, no matter how her heart still hurts inside.

Wyatt Caldwell is the local lumber mill owner, whose ad, Ada has come to answer. Living a bit far away from town, he is looking for someone to care for his aunt Lillian Willis. Since the mill has been busy, Wyatt has built a home near the mill and therefore, needs someone to look after Lillian while he is gone for most of the day. The only problem is that Lillian Willis, is herself set in her ways, strong-willed and cantankerous. She knows just about everyone in town and has an opinion on everything. Not only that, but she has some spells that may just about push poor Miss Ada back to Boston.

What surprises await Ada when she steps off the train and into the hearts of the residents of Hickory Ridge, and what danger also looms under the cover of darkness that may end things for her before she has a chance to find love again.

I received Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review. Being a huge fan of western romances with a twist, this one was a delight to read. I loved the characters that she develops and makes the readers have a real relationship with them. Ada's so determined to not let anyone in, she fails to see the truth that lies right before her eyes at times. Lillian has to be my favorite, being so blunt and honest, she doesn't hold back when something needs to be said. That being said, this book rates a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion and can't wait to continue the story in the next book in the Hickory Ridge Romance series.

For more information about this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this amazing book, please click on the links below:

You can also find Dorothy on Facebook by clicking here. The rest of the tour schedule can be found here.

Thanks to the generous folks at TLC, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of this blog. Here's all you gotta do:

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

2. "Like" my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart and the review for Beyond All Measure.

3. Be a resident of the US or Canada. Please remember No P.O. Boxes.

4. Leave a comment and let me know why you would love to win a copy of this book in the comment box along with your email address. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on Nov 1st and I will notify the winner by email at that time.


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  3. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  4. (Hmmm don't think my original post came thru so I'll try it again)

    I'm a follower and I would love to read this because I have not read a lot of western historical books so it would be new and different for me. Thanks!


  5. GFC follower

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  6. I like on FB and also like the review to

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  7. I like the fact how shes head strong and trys to do things on her own. It sounds like a great book.

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  8. I'd like to read this one, because you gave it a 5 of 5 rating! Please count me in. Thank you!

    I follow

    I follow on Facebook

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  9. I follow your blog, I liked your Facebook page (Wendy Newcomb), and I am a resident on the U.S.

    I am really looking forward to reading this book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.


  10. I like western romances and would love to read this. I follow your blog and liked on FB: Lisa Holmes Garrett

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  11. I follow this blog and would love to win this book! thanks for the opportunity.

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot

  12. I'm a gfc follower and like you on facebook, would love to read this book.
    Theresa N

  13. Wow, 5 out of 5?! What a great rating! This book sounds like a real winner. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks for being on the tour.

  14. This is my favorite genre of reading. Love Historical fiction. The cover of the book is very pretty!
    gfc follower and fb liker!
    lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

  15. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

    I am a follower

    I "Like" your Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart and the review for Beyond All Measure.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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