I just finished Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James.
The main character of this story is Lily. She comes from a well-to-do family. She falls in love with her brother's friend Jack. But, they do not get married because he comes from a poor family. Fast forward a few years and now, he has made his fortune out west and has bought a publishing company. Unbeknownst to anyone, Lily is a writer for that publishing company writing "Dime novels". Her novels, unlike other ones of the same genre, have a moral and Christian theme to them. But, being a woman, she is not suposed to be doing anything so "scandalous" as writing and making money-especially writing "Dime novels". The only other hickup in Lily getting back together with Jack is that she is now engaged to another man. What is she to do? Will Lily and Jack ever get together?
I loved the setting of turn of the century America. I never thought about how Christians at that time had to watch their testimony even more than we do today. I did think it was funny that the author seemed to be defending herself writing "Christian Ficion". We seem to poo-poo Christian fiction writers-especially all of my guy friends! :) I thought the book was easy reading and fun. A great summer read!
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