Monday, July 29, 2013

Review + Giveaway // Heart's Desire By June Caedmon

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Title: Heart's Desire
Author: June Caedmon
Source: Author Funded
Number Of Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781479238545
Publisher: CreatSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2003
Madi's Rating: 4 Out Of 5 Stars
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Nestled along the banks of the mighty Mississippi, Riverview Plantation is a picture of southern charm and tranquility. But an embittered quest to right the wrongs of the past soon threatens to destroy the peace and security of all who dwell there. Melinda Cartwright is determined to help the Elliott brothers catch the smugglers that threaten their pecan operation. And John Elliott is just as determined to stop her! As John watches his older brother, his aunt, and even their house-guests fall in love with Melinda, and her winsome ways, he battles his own conflicting feelings for her. Melinda is not immune to his charms. But she denies her feelings, certain a future with John would mean the sacrifice of her dreams. Then Melinda makes a sacrifice of another kind. One that could cost her very life. Ultimately God intercedes to show them that only by trusting Him can they receive the true desire of their hearts.
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 I would like to start off by thanking author June Caedmon for approaching us about this review and giveaway, Thanks June! I'm really excited to tell you a little bit about this author. This is the first book that I have read by June, and I hadn't heard of her before now, but I was really impressed! There were a few grammatical errors as far as separation of paragraphs and transitional sentences, but the story itself was great!

Melinda Cartwright ran into The Elliot brothers on the road (literally)! To make up for breaking their wagon, she dresses as a boy and helps around their farm to help them catch some criminals in action. She quickly comes to care for all the people at her new home, and God shows her that he knows her Heart's Desire.
John Elliot isn't sure how he feels about having a woman work with all the men on his farm. Actually he does, there just isn't much that he can do about it. His concern for Mel's safety soon turns to something more, and it gets harder and harder to let Melinda put herself in dangerous situations.
At first they don't get along, but they eventually learn to work together. There is an adventure at the turn of every page, and just like me, you won't be able to put it down!
One of the things that I really liked about this book was that it didn't need a bunch of that ooey-gooey romantic stuff to enhance the story. It had enough happening! I also liked the lead female character. Let me tell you, she was a little spit-fire! I can relate to this little woman with a big personality. This a good book to settle down with over the weekend. Hopefully I can get my hands on the second book in this series pretty soon!
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The Literary Maidens would like to thank author June Caedmon for providing a copy of Heart's Desire for Madi to review, and also a signed copy to give away to one of you! To enter this giveaway just click on the rafflecopter widget below and select the activities that you would like to participate in. Remember, the more you do, the bigger chance you have of winning! Good Luck!
N o t e :: I was not paid to review Heart's Desire or giveaway a copy on this blog. I received a free copy of the book to read and review from the author.  All thoughts expressed in the review are my own and completely honest and unbiased.

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