Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Love on Assignment by Cara Lynn James

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I finished the second book in the Ladies of Summerhill series. Cara Lynn James has done it again. Here is my review:

From Barnes and Noble:

Overview

The chance to break the big story is all Charlotte needs to secure her future. But when the truth comes out—it may cost her the love of her life.
Newport, Rhode Island, in 1900—a glamorous resort town where the rich and famous go to see and be seen.
Charlotte Hale isn't part of that world. She's a working girl, a secretary for a local newspaper, who dreams of becoming a real reporter. When her boss offers her an assignment, she jumps at the opportunity. She'll go undercover as a governess to investigate a scandal about her new employer, Daniel Wilmont, a young widowed professor of religion who writes a controversial column in a rival newspaper.
Charlotte's qualms about misrepresenting herself to Daniel soon morph into a deeper quandary. How can she get the goods on a man who turns out to be so honorable? How can she plot the downfall of a family that has inspired her to rediscover her faith? And how can she protect the man she now loves from a scheme she's been part of since the beginning?


My Review: This book took me a little while to get into, but one I did, I couldn't put it down! The characters in this book are believeable and the romance is sweet. Charlotte Hale is not like anyone Daniel Wilmont has ever met. She is independent, outspoken, and completely lovable. It was interesting to see her journey from knowing little to nothing about God, to believing and learning to trust in Him. Daniel is a rare male character who has a strong faith in the Lord. And he lives out that faith in his every day life. Of course, he has his faults, but I really loved Daniel.

The plot developed somewhat slower than the first book, but it was still interesting. The message of the book is learning to put all your trust in the one who created you. Here is a quote I particularly enjoyed:
"We're creatures designed by God, for God. He has a purpose and a plan for each and every one of us, which He wishes us to follow. But first we must place Him first in our lives, confess our transgressions, and ask for forgiveness. Then we must place the needs of others before our own. This is almost always a difficult and often a painful task. But with the Lord's help, it is possible, and it's what He wants from us and commands of us.
I think this sums up the message of the book clearly.

Cara Lynn James created another wonderful story, with likable characters, a plot and story line everyone can relate to, and an amazing message without being overly preachy. I recommend this book, as well as the first one, Love on a Dime.

You can find out more about the book by clicking on the "From Barnes and Noble" text and more about the author by clicking on her name.

Upcoming Review: The Reason by William Sirls You can find out more about this book by clicking on the name. There will be a GIVEAWAY accompanying this review, so look for it next week!

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