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Monday, November 2, 2015

A Respectable Actress by Dorothy Love- Full of beauty, history romance & intrigue!

My Thoughts:

Beauty, history, romance and intrigue all come to mind when I think of Dorothy Love. Her books never fail to entertain and draw you into the depths of a richly fulfilling story. A Respectable Actress is a gorgeous, compelling tale that begins on the stage in Savannah and rushes along to St. Simons Island when the main character, actress India Hartley, is accused of murder. Her handsome lawyer, Philip Sinclair, wants India to feel safe at his home, Indigo Point, but ghosts from the past exist in this haven and not everyone can be trusted. I'm always impressed with how Dorothy Love's incredible ability to paint pictures with her words...

"The path grew more narrow, the trees more dense and overgrown as she approached the charred reminds of the chapel that Philip's grandfather had built. Though it was not yet noon, a deepening gloom blotted out the sky. Beneath her feet the dead leaves and brittle vines seemed to whisper a warning. Gazing at the blackened bricks and crooked chimney, India shivered. She couldn't give it a name but she could feel something dark and foreboding gathering there, waiting in the shifting shadows."

I can almost hear the leaves whispering, feel the chill and see the shadows. Don't you?

A Respectable Actress is engagingly enjoyable with delightful characters, a fabulous historical location and a story line that will keep you captured until the very end. Highly recommend!

About the book: 

A Respectable Actress (Thomas Nelson, October 2015)

When India Hartley is accused of murder, she must uncover the deceptions of others to save herself.

India Hartley, a famous and beautiful actress, is now alone after her father's death and embarks upon a tour of theaters across the South. Her first stop is Savannah's Southern Palace. On the eve of the second night's performance, something goes horribly wrong. Her co-star, Arthur Sterling, is shot dead on stage in front of a packed house, and India is arrested and accused of the crime.

A benefactor hires Philip Sinclair, the best---and handsomest---lawyer in Savannah to defend India. A widower, Philip is struggling to reinvent his worn-out plantation on St. Simons Island. He needs to increase his income from his law practice in order to restore Indigo Point, and hardly anything will bring him more new clients than successfully defending a famous actress on a murder charge.

Because India can't go anywhere in town without being mobbed, Philip persuades the judge handling her case to let him take her to Indigo Point until her trial date. India is charmed by the beauty of the Georgia lowcountry and is increasingly drawn to Philip. But a locked room that appears to be a shrine to Philip's dead wife and the unsolved disappearance of a former slave girl raise troubling questions. Piecing together clues in an abandoned boat and a burned-out chapel, India discovers a trail of dark secrets that lead back to Philip, secrets that ultimately may hold the key to her freedom. If only he will believe her.

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About the author:
A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. When she isn't busy writing or researching her next book, Love enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband Ron and their rambunctious golden retriever. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.

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*I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*

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