Love on a Dime: A Ladies of Summerhill Novel by Cara Lynn James, is a wonderful story based in Rhode Island in the 1890s. Lilly is a young writer, who writes dime novels in order to supplement the income of her favorite charity. As she attempts to keep her identity hidden due to her fears of being ostracized from the social elite class, problems ensue. Her previous fiancée purchases her publishing house, she is being blackmailed, and her brother’s wife is not who she seems to be.
I loved this book. From the first page to the last, it kept me interested in the story of Lilly and her attempts to do what she loved: write novels which were in line with her religious beliefs. Lilly’s interaction with her brother and family were relatable to what people currently go through, as sometimes doing what you love isn’t necessarily accepted by society. Although the book was a little predictable, that’s exactly what I was anticipating when I decided to review Love on a Dime for Thomas Nelson publishing. I enjoyed the book, and can’t wait to read the second in the series which comes out in January of 2011.
I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishing, Booksneeze, in return for writing a book review.