Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beyond All Measure - Dorothy Love

Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure is wonderful historical romance novel which takes place in Tennessee in the time after the civil war.  It is a Hickory Ridge Romance.  Dorothy Love has done a wonderful  job of making her characters complex and believable, though this is not immediately obvious.

Although i did not find Ada to be an easy character to love, she was interesting  and as the story progressed, i was drawn into her life. Wyatt, the misplaced Texan,  was not a typical character either, and it took awhile to be drawn to him, as well. The aunt, Lillian Willis,  who Ada arrives to take care of was a hard to please old lady, but by the middle of the story i was enthralled with her.  The prejudices, hurts and jealousies are portrayed in a credible manner, however i did feel that the novel lacked a certain  depth that could have been explored. The novel began a little clumsily but does flow better as it carries on. I will look for more of Ada and Wyatt and the secondary characters in this book in future books in the series. I will recommend this book to those who enjoy historical romances, and i will read other books by Dorothy!

I received this book for review from Booksneeze a division of Thomas Nelson Books for the express purpose of writing a review. A positive review was not required. Thanks f.or the opportunity

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