Book Review: Love on a Dime
Set in the late 1800's Lilly Westbrook is leading a double life as a Dime Store Novelist. She goes by the Pen name Fannie Cole to keep her high society family and friends from knowing who she is and potentially bringing shame to their name.
When an old beau comes back to town and buys Lilly's Publishing Company she fears her secret will be revealed, not to mention buried feelings that come to the surface. From the publisher:
Turn of the century novelist Lilly Westbrook learns that being faithful to her calling means more than just putting pen to paper.It's the summer of 1899 in Newport, Rhode Island, and Lilly Westbrook is struggling to conceal her career from family and friends because of the stigma attached to dime novels. Lilly feels good about her secret—after all, she’s enlightening working class girls with her books and honoring God by using her talents to His glory.But her secret is threatened when Jackson Grail, a former suitor, becomes Lilly's new publisher. He's determined to revive his floundering publishing house by maximizing their most promising--and most secretive--author. His plan? Find “Fannie Cole” and convince her to go public.When a gossip columnist discovers Lilly’s true identity, she finds that being faithful to her calling involves more than just putting pen to paper. It requires that she stand up for her faith and for herself, no matter the consequences.
I found this book very enjoyable to read. It wasn't predictable and I found myself discovering new things about the characters as I continued to read and thoroughly enjoyed them.
I did find a few typos which usually annoys me when reading anything, but the overall enjoyment of the book canceled that annoyance out. I look forward to reading other books in this series.
With Joy UNquenchable,