The Cautious Maiden

The Cautious Maiden Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their parents beautiful New England inn into a brothel But that becomes the least of her worries when her own reputation is mysteriousl

  • Title: The Cautious Maiden
  • Author: Dawn Crandall
  • ISBN: 9781629117508
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their parents beautiful New England inn into a brothel But that becomes the least of her worries when her own reputation is mysteriously sabotaged In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced to accept a hasty proposal from a dark eyed acquaintance with a tarnished past Vance Everstone He is iViolet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their parents beautiful New England inn into a brothel But that becomes the least of her worries when her own reputation is mysteriously sabotaged In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced to accept a hasty proposal from a dark eyed acquaintance with a tarnished past Vance Everstone He is infamous for being a rake and yet, against her will, Violet finds herself falling for this man she knows she cannot trust As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet gradually learns that her brother isn t done with trouble He had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and lost Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU With danger stalking her, a fianc who hides both his emotion and his past, and an old lover eager to save the day, Violet must decide who to believe and who to leave behind.

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    1. Dawn Crandall is an ACFW Carol Award nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles from Whitaker House The series currently consists of The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart, The Captive Imposter and The Cautious Maiden.Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Apart from writing books, Dawn is also mom to two precious little boys born March 2014 and June 2016 , and also serves with her husband in a pre marriage mentor program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana I would love to connect with you on Facebook Be sure to like my page for updates facebook DawnCrandallWritesFirstLET S CONNECT Sign up for my quarterly Newsletter eepurl bilhmvAuthor Website dawncrandallMy Book Review Blog APassionforPagesPinterest pinterest dawnwritesfirstTwitter dawnwritesfirst twitter dawnwritesfirst

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    1. Oh, what a pleasure it always is to read a book by Dawn Crandall I am so, so sorry that this wonderful series is already over as I ve had such an amazing time reading it It is so easy to get lost in Crandall s beautiful, glamorous Gilded Age world and follow the characters on all their adventures and romances I love the uniqueness and distinct voice this author has her books really stand out and never feel like a repetition of something already out there Even better, they are never a repetition [...]



    2. In order to save Violet Hawthorne s reputation, Vance Everstone, former rake now turned into a godly man, proposes to her and decides to do anything in his power to protect her future wife from a dangerous and devious man who won Violet in a poker game with her brother Ezra, owner of a brothel When everything seems settled and the wedding approaches, though, new problems arise and Vance s past and Violet s insecurities risk to destroy a possible happy ending between them Will they learn to trust [...]


    3. I just finished reading this and my heart is still pounding extra fast due to the highly climatic ending I have really enjoyed this series, especially how all the characters from the previous books always play a part in each novel Trust me, once you read about one of the Everstones, you will want to go back and read them all This was Vance s story His story is a story that shows how the acceptance of Christ and the forgiveness of sins can truly change a person into a new being Although Vance was [...]


    4. Once again Dawn Crandall brings us a stirring historical novel with just the right blend of romance and redemption Violet s situation captured me from the opening scene, and I was equally intrigued by the hero, Vance Readers who are looking for well written historical romance with emotional depth will enjoy the whole series and especially The Cautious Maiden.


    5. THIS BOOK THIS HERO THE HAIR PINNING SCENE THAT KISS Still Have Not Recovered I may never And that s perfectly fine with me.Vance Everstone completely captured my heart And Dawn Crandall once again reminded me why she is one of my very favorite authors Her ability to paint an exquisite story shines in The Cautious Maiden, and her talent at writing romance has never been better displayed.The kisses in The Cautious Maiden are PERFECTION As I said earlier, I still have not recovered What makes the [...]


    6. My review copy came in the mail last weekI was SO excited Now I need to go order the first book so I ll know what s going on


    7. How strange the workings of life were, that God could work so many things together Dawn Crandall, The Cautious MaidenThe Cautious Maiden is the fourth and final book in the Everstone Chronicles, a Jane Austen esque series chronicling the lives of different members in the prestigious Everstone family This book starts with a lovely young lady by the name of Violet Hawthorne, whose parents recent deaths and unscrupulous brother Ezra s brothel make it difficult for her reputation To make matters wor [...]


    8. Another splendid work of art from one of my favourite authors, The Cautious Maiden is the fourth and final in the series The Everstone Chronicles by the author I am happy and I am sad Happy that the character that I had come to hate has grown to be endearing by the time I completed this book, and sad because the series has come to an end More about this later First things first, here comes my blabbering about the final installment of The Everstone Chronicles I shall do one thing in this life One [...]


    9. Violet Hawthorne has always been cautious around men Tragically, her honorable reputation dramatically shifts when she becomes the victim of a humiliating act and is comforted by a man whom she has long tried to avoid Unknown to Violet, her brother has recklessly gambled away her future during a poker game, while an anonymous benefactor valiantly, but unsuccessfully, attempted to pay off her debt.Vance Everstone regrets his sordid past, a recent conversion to Christ has transformed his life melt [...]


    10. The Cautious Maiden is the first book I ve read by author Dawn Crandall, and it will certainly not be my last This is inspirational historical romance at its sigh finest A glowing mix of tender romance and mysterious intrigue, The Cautious Maiden swept me away immediately with skilled first person point of view and plenty of unique story twists and turns Lovely, shy Violet and reformed rake Vance have a sweet chemistry that intensified with each page.The Cautious Maiden is a true gem of a story, [...]


    11. I ve been anxiously anticipating THE CAUTIOUS MAIDEN, the newest book in one of my favorite series, The Everstone Chronicles Dawn Crandall has a unique writing style which lends a compelling voice to her characters Her skills are once again manifested as she expertly transforms a former scoundrel into a believable hero and protector of feminine virtue without making him into a completely different person by reducing his passionate nature Poor Violet In the wake of her grief she is lonely and not [...]


    12. Ms Crandall s Everstone Chronicles series has been highly recommended to me ever since book one came out, but for some reason I d never tried reading one of them until now Craziness Because I really enjoyed this one And even though it s part of a series, I didn t feel that discombobulated reading book four first I ve been a big fan of stories that take place in Victorian England for years, so that aspect of the novel was absolutely a plus in its favor But not only the setting is wonderful, so ar [...]


    13. I m still absolutely amazed at how quickly and thoroughly I m drawn into these books I feel that I am a part of this story and that these characters are my friends I recently attended a book luncheon where the keynote speaker talked about how many romance books are full of love, hope, and redemption Most readers want a happy ending because we want to believe that love conquers all I m also a firm believer that the most worthwhile things and relationships in life are best appreciated when they ar [...]


    14. Each book in this series has been better than the one before it and this book is no exception Dawn Crandall has fast become one of my favorite authors and is now on my must read list Her storytelling and writing are exceptional and make you feel as if you are part of the story This entire series has been a quick read for me as I just can t put her books down.I found this book to have intrigue and suspense than the previous books in the series Vance was a rogue so he needed a different type of s [...]


    15. Originally posted to christianshelfesteem.wordpres The Cautious Maiden releases October 4, 2016 from Whitaker House Make plans to visit Christian Shelf Esteem on September 12th for your chance to win a paperback copy of The Cautious Maiden.A leopard may not be able to change his spots, but God can change the heart of any man who earnestly seeks him Vance Everstone is that man I was astounded by the metamorphosis which took place in the profligate whom I met in The Bound Heart In turning to the L [...]


    16. Be still my Everstone Chronicles lovin heart The Cautious Maiden has to be the BEST ONE in The Everstone Chronicles series From the opening scene to the ending one, my eyes were riveted, my heart engaged Ms Crandall is a master at historical romance This book has to be my favorite because it discusses temptation and overcoming a past This is probably the first book in the series where I can say I actually knew what the hero felt in the novel Even though Ms Crandall writes from the heroines first [...]


    17. Once again I am won over my Dawn s style of telling a great story and the care and detail she gives the characters I am so happy I found this series, I want to go back and read them all again I honestly fell in love with the story of Violet and Vance and you will too, once she pulls you in its so hard to put these books down lol Can we find a long lost brother or sister to keep the series going


    18. The Cautious Maiden is book four of The Everstone Chronicles series I have fours words to describe this book This Book Is Great Wow This is my favorite of the series and a top ten favorite I have read this year I highly recommended it.100 stars.


    19. Who would have thought that Vance Everstone would turn out to be a good guy This is the fourth book of the Everstone Chronicles Vance is a character that was introduced in The Bound Heart He was a character that I really did not like That may be an understatement This book shows that there is hope for everyone Anyone can find redemption and forgiveness, even someone like Vance He is the hero of the book It is amazing what repentance and a contrite spirit can do for a person To truly understand h [...]


    20. My endorsement Stepping into the world of a Dawn Crandall novel, readers better be prepared to have everything else fade away As the fourth enthralling installment to the Everstone Chronicles, THE CAUTIOUS MAIDEN is definitely one swoon worthy novel that readers won t want to miss The rich love story, as well as the powerfully deep, tender, and raw emotions of the interactions between Violet Hawthorne and Vance Everstone, are sure to enchant and delight.Review Can I just say I absolutely LOVE th [...]


    21. Dawn Crandall has definitely mastered the art of writing in first person The Cautious Maiden will have readers quickly turning pages and voraciously absorbing a touching and at times heart wrenching and raw narrative Dawn out did herself with this read.even in this reader s mindpped the great read The Captive Imposter It s been fun reading how much people fell in love with Vance He is quite the swooning hero He truly plays the hero part in this story I liked the heroine, Violet, just as much.Daw [...]


    22. This book is not only romantic, it has a beautiful message We learn that people are not always what they seem from rumors and word of mouth Getting to know someone for yourself is really important Dawn has really hit the nail on the head with forgiveness in this book Vance had to learn to forgive himself for his lifestyle that he was living before being saved, just as Violet has to learn to forgive and be okay with his past so that they can move forward together This book was a great read and I [...]


    23. The Cautious Maiden was one of those stories that when it was over, I wanted to turn right back to page one and start again For that matter, I wanted to go back and read the entire series again I enjoyed these characters so much Now I must make a confession The Cautious Maiden, book four in the Everstone Chronicles, is the story of Vance Everstone and Violet Hawthorne Here is my confession I kind of wanted the author to kill off Vance in book two, The Bound Heart I was so mad at him But, I am ve [...]


    24. This was the first book I read in this series and soon after I started reading I realized I should have listened to my gut and read them all in order Oh well This book still reads well as a stand alone, but reading the previous installments would bring a greater knowledge of the characters background and the whole Everstone family dynamic.Now I have no choice but to read the previous ones I want to learn about this family I really liked this book Dawn Crandall has such a nice way of placing the [...]


    25. Having breezed through the first three books in this series this summer, I was pleased to finally get to Vance s story I d seen him as a minor character in the first three books, so I wanted to see how he d develop when finally given his own story I saw a lot of changes in him from book one to this one And I liked what I saw him become First he grew up His life choices hadn t always been the best and he was rather selfish In this book, he became a man his family could be proud of I loved how he [...]


    26. The Cautious Maiden is a very well thought out book, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it The beginning felt a little rushed, but everything settled into place nicely after a while All the characters were interesting and realistic, which I was pleased about Overall, a very good book.I really liked Violet and Vance, though at the beginning I wasn t quite sure if I liked them together They were both extremely complex people when you dove into their backstories, especially Vance However, it gives th [...]


    27. It is a rare thing indeed to come across a romance that is as tender yet alluring as the one found in The Cautious Maiden In a time rife with the social constructs of the Gilded Age, Violet and Vance grapple with both society and the complications of their own hearts The exquisite tension in their interactions had me glued to the pages, and the realism of their doubts and fears touched me deeply With superb character development and a passionate romance rivaled only by the strong spiritual messa [...]


    28. Tomorrow s October 4th NEW RELEASE I ve enjoyed following this four novel historical family saga The Cautious Maiden is a worthy addition surprising me with the unexpected character development of Vance, the roguish son of the family Throughout the novel, Ms Crandall skillfully maintained an air of expectant mystery regarding the appearance of one ne er do well that actually blindsided me when he re appeared So well done Happy to have had the opportunity to read and share Ms Crandall s latest tr [...]


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