The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

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Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

Book Description: (Taken from Amazon)

The Everstone Chronicles Series Book 3 of 3

For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine. Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. And his distaste for the spoiled socialites who frequent his hotel causes her to take a close look at her own priorities and past lifestyle. When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer of employment she can’t refuse. As the two interact and open up to each other, Estella feels a growing attraction to Dexter; and increasing discomfort over concealing her identity. Yet, in spite of the false pretense she’s putting forth, she’s never felt freer to be herself than in his presence. But will he still love her when he learns the truth about who she is?

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed books one and two of the Everstone Chronicles! This one was no different. Dawn’s unique writing style will draw you in and keep you up at night! That is how it was for me. I had very limited time for reading, yet was up until all hours of the night, as I wanted to continue to experience this story.

Dawn captures the balance between a flawed character and dwelling on the unseemly parts of the story. Throughout the book, I wanted them to choose a different path. But as book characters often do, they did not take my advice!

Dexter and Estella both have flaws. This endeared them to my heart. The balance was struck in the forgiveness and the heart for the Lord that you can feel in the story. I loved how she incorporated the true feel of Christian fiction without any preaching.

I felt that the easy flowing style of Dawn’s writing, painted a picture that will stay. I feel as if the Everstone family were my friends. I highly recommend this series! If you are looking for something beyond the normal romantic fiction read, look no further. The first book in the series is on special this week.

Beyond that, even if you are not generally an eReader, make an exception for this series; you will not be sorry!

This book was provided for me for review by the author. The opinions contained herein are my own.

The Captive Imposter Sandra Byrd endorsed

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