November 22, 2015

The Captive Imposter...and links to giveaways!

The Captive Imposter
by Dawn Crandall

Two ways to win a copy:

Through Goodreads:

or through Dawn's blog:

Another great book from Dawn Crandall! This is her third book and while technically you could read it without reading books one and two I really wouldn't advise it. You understand so much more about the characters if you read them in order!

As I read more and more from Crandall I realize how much I love her writing but I especially love the titles of her books. They fit so perfectly with her books! Sometimes titles seem to me as if they were an afterthought or just something to throw on the cover but with Crandall's work I truly feel the titles were meant for the books.

I really fell in love with Dexter in this book. He really is the perfect hero who is patient, kind, loving, protective, and strong. Oh, and a good preacher too! The only downside in my opinion to his character was his lack of flaws. But I do occasionally love a book where the guy is "perfect." Elle is a wonderful addition to Crandall's heroines. I appreciated her flaws and her doubts and enjoyed watching her learn to love and trust again especially as her spiritual life improved.

The relationship between Dexter and Elle in this book is quite intriguing. Definitely a good example of how hard it is for men and women to be "just friends" and I must admit if they had actually pulled off "just friends" I would have been disappointed. I loved watching their friendship evolve into love especially in the awkward moments! Those moments made the story seem more realistic.

This book was nearly impossible to put down. I was on edge waiting to see what would happen with Elle and if she would be kept safe. I also couldn't wait to see if I would discover a happily ever after ending. If you love historical romance with just a touch of suspense this book is a great read.

The publisher provided me with an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.