Friday, December 5, 2014

Heart of a Dove (Dove #1) by Abbie Williams

Published December 5, 2014 by Central Avenue Publishing

The Civil War has ended, leaving the country with a gaping wound. Lorie Blake, a southern orphan sold into prostitution at fifteen, has carefully guarded her aching soul from the disgrace forced upon her every evening. Two years have passed, leaving her with little hope of anything more. Meanwhile, three men – longtime friends – and a young boy with a heart of gold are traveling northward, planning to rebuild their lives in the north and leave behind the horrors of their time as soldiers in the Confederate Army.

Fate, however, has plans of its own, causing their lives to collide in a river town whorehouse. Forced to flee, Lorie escapes and joins them on the journey north. But danger stalks them all in the form of a vindictive whorehouse madam and an ex-Union soldier, insane and bent on exacting revenge. At last, Lorie must come to terms with her past and devastating secrets that she cannot yet bear to reveal.

My Thoughts…

Historical fiction is not always my favorite genre but I do seem to be finding more and more great reads in this area.    Heart of a Dove is definitely a great read.    The setting was great.  I loved the whore house, the farm lands, and the trails.   Abbie Williams had such great detail that I could actually picture the scenes happening and envision what Lorie was seeing.  

Lorie was a very relatable character.   She was dealt a bad hand in life and somehow managed to handle it and even come up on top many times.   Even with living in a whore house, not by choice, she was able to keep her kindness and her hopes about her.   When life got down and she felt the need to not go on, she managed to find something to live for and continue on with her life.     Then she finally escapes the whore house and I knew that her life would end up being okay.    I will not share how her life ends up, it my favorite part though.  

I definitely recommend reading Heart of a Dove and look forward to the rest of this series.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to review Heart of a Dove! I really do appreciate your thoughts.