Friday, October 19, 2012

The Carpenter's Inheritance

GIVEAWAY

EAKES, LAURIE ALICE
THE CARPENTER'S INHERITANCE

Lucinda Bell wants nothing more than to follow in her father's footsteps and practice law. But in 1893, the state of Virginia won't allow a woman lawyer. So she leaves her family and fiancĂ© and buys a dying practice in Massachusetts, determined to prove herself capable of succeeding at the profession—if she can find acceptance and safety as Loveland's sole lady lawyer first.

Quiet, handsome Matthew Templin, a local carpenter with a questionable past and a potentially dangerous need for a lawyer, is captivated by Lucinda. But he also knows she's above his touch—and that a hidden truth may destroy her career and possibly his own life.  As ambitions collide, Lucinda faces a choice whether to give up her dream—or give up the love of her life.

My Review:

I am enamoured with Laurie Alice Eakes' longer historical novels but have never read her novella length ones so I was excited to delve into The Carpenter's Inheritance. Eakes delivered the same quality, tension and drama that I am familiar with -- all in a shorter word count. Now that takes talent!

Loved the impossible scenario -- educated Lucinda of good social standing versus the simple town carpenter with a questionable past. Lucinda finds herself fighting the attraction, all too aware of the havoc that would play in her business plans. Matthew just won't further her cause and she's already fighting prejudice because she's a female. Matthew, with a tendency to internalize his past, has placed Lucinda on pedestal and he has no intention of taking her down. Thankfully Eakes has other ideas and she weaves an intricate story of betrayal and love and the saving grace of the Lord beautifully.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Carpenter's Inheritance, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 21 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

15 comments:

  1. I would LOVE an opportunity to win and read this book! :)

    Amada (a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

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  2. It's a great one, Amada. Good luck!

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  3. Sounds interesting! Thanks for your review and giveaway!

    Jes
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  4. I love reading about strong woman and in historical times it's even better because the times were so strict!

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  5. Thank you for the wonderful review. I would love to read this one.
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  6. Great review, Kav. i would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks.

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  8. I'd love to win this one! Sign me up please!

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  9. Please enter me! This sounds like such a great book.

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    Jo
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  10. What an interesting storyline, The Carpenter's Inheritance sounds so good. I like Laurie Alice Eakes stories and would love to be entered. Thanks, Kav!
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  11. I have enjoyed reading Ms. Laurie's full length novels, so I am sure I will love this novella!

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  12. Tension and drama make this look good!
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