Monday, September 22, 2014

"Love on a Dime" by Cara Lynn James

About this book:

  “In age of elegance and excess, Lilly Westbrook longs for a love both true and eternal.
  Newport, Rhode Island, 1899, is a place of shimmering waves, sleek yachts, and ladies of leisure. Of opulent mansions that serve as summer cottages for the rich and famous. Home of railroad magnates and banking tycoons--dashing young men and the women who aspire to marry them.
  But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.
  No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the "nom de plume "Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.
  But Lilly must put aside her feelings and follow the path that will maintain her family's social stature and provide the financial security that everyone is depending on.
  Now Lilly faces a double dilemma. Can she continue to protect her secret identity? And will she have the courage to choose the man who will risk it all just to win her heart?

Series: Book #1(of three) of the “Ladies of Summerhill”.

Spiritual Content- Many, many Prayers; Talks about God, His Will & Lilly received joy from doing The Lord’s work; Many, many Scriptures are quoted & mentions of what Jesus taught; Church going; Lily has a very strong Faith;

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘biddies’ and two ‘stupid’s; At one point Vanessa wishes she drank whiskey; Mentions of Smoking & Champagne drinking.

Sexual Content- A semi-detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss; Married couple smooch; Flirting; A mention of a women who was a can-can dancer; Love, falling back in love, and the emotions.

-Lilly Westbrook
-Jackson Grail
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, & Vanessa Westbrook
                                              Set in 1899 (Prologue set in 1893)
                                                        310 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens- 
(and a half)

My personal Rating- 

A very cute story. Reminds me a bit of the novella in the “Sincerely Yours” collection, “Lessons in Love”. I really liked how strong Lilly’s Faith was! :)

See y'all on Wednesday!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


  1. It has been a long time since I have read this one!

  2. I am not sure you understand the meaning of biddies…if you think it is a swear word.
    Definition: a woman, usually an elderly one regarded as annoying or interfering:

    1. Hello Miss Martha! In my Minor Cussing part of my review, I write down anything that girls (or their families) could find offensive. I was raised (and I know other families the same way) that calling an older lady a "biddy" was very rude and disrespectful. Therefore I write it down, just like "stupid" or "dumb" some may overlook it, but I write it down for those who don't. ;)
      Thank you for your comment!
      and Have a wonderfully Blessed week!