“Every Perfect Gift” A Hickory Ridge Romance, by Dorthy Love, book review
Sophie comes back to Hickory Ridge, where she grew up at the town orphanage, to run newspaper. Ethan is the architect who is building a new resort, Blue Smoke, that promises to save the town. They meet when Sophie comes to interview Ethan for her newspaper and it is the start of a budding romance. But both have tragedy in their past that threatens their friendship and relationship before it even starts.
Sophie wants to make a real difference for residents of the town. She uses her editorials to address problems and offers some solutions. But in this endeavor, she endangers her newspaper and her livelihood, when she angers the owner of Blue Smoke.
Ethan longs to build his dream home rather than working at the whim of the rich. But he is beholden to his employer, who took a chance on him when he was just starting out. How long can he work for this unreasonable man? And now that his employer has targeted Sophie, where do his allegiance lie?
This book is a pleasant and easy book to read. The characters are upbeat and hopeful, even when dealing with life’s problems. This novel concludes the Hickory Ridge series, but easily stands on its own. It would be a great take along book for the holiday travels or to read during the Christmas holiday.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson by being a member of their BookSneeze program. All opinions expressed are my own.