Love on Assignment (Ladies of Summerhill, #2)
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Love on Assignment (Ladies of Summerhill #2)

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The chance to break the big story is all Charlotte needs to secure her future. But when the truth comes out--it may cost her the love of her life.

Newport, Rhode Island, in 1900--a glamorous resort town where the rich and famous go to see and be seen.

Charlotte Hale isn't part of that world. She's a working girl, a secretary for a local newspaper, who dreams of becoming a re...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published December 1st 2010)
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Angelc
I needed a really nice, sweet book, nothing to heavy, nothing too sad, and "Love on Assignment" really delivered. It was a really relaxing read!

I really liked Daniel, and I wanted to know even more about him. Even thought the book was written from both Charlotte and Daniel's points of view, it was definitely skewed more towards Charlotte's inner thoughts and feelings. I find this happens quite a bit in Christian historical romance. But I think Daniel had a lot more to say than what we knew. For...more
Renee
I'll admit to being intrigued by the lifestyles of the rich and famous especially those of the 19th century and the Gilded Age. This series, Ladies of Summerhill blends both the lower and upper classes and it's set in the resort town of Newport, Rhode Island. I'm pleased to say that this series is definitely a keeper! I liked the first book Love on a Dime but this one is sooo much better! I'm usually not thrilled by the second book in any series but not so with this one. I really like where Ms....more
Hollie
While I like a simple romance story every now and again where the main focus of the story is simply about romance, this story didn't really do it for me. I felt as if the story dragged on at a lagging pace, and it made it less than enjoyable to read. The story may have better served as a novella instead of a novel, because all of the important bits of the story could have easily been condensed into one. If it had been a novella, I think I might have liked the story well enough.

That is, of course...more
Jennifer
Love on Assignment tells us the early 1900s love story between Charlotte Hale, a woman with a dream of becoming a journalist in a man's world, and Daniel Wilmont, a Bible professor and religious columnist for the Newport Gazette. Daniel's social reform columns have invoked fury among industrialists.

Charlotte is employed by the Rhode Island Reporter (the direct competitor to the Newport Gazette) as a secretary with dreams of becoming a reporter. When her boss comes to her with a choice assignment...more
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
This is the second book in Cara Lynn James' Ladies of Summerhill series and follows her debut novel Love on a Dime. Personally, I enjoyed the first novel more than Love on Assignment. This book follows the Jane Eyre template of young, handsome, rich widower falling in love with his poor governess and having to overcome class barriers. The only spin from the Bronte archetype is that Charlotte is not a real governess. Beyond that, the characters felt pigeonholed and flat.

Daniel comes across as a...more
Paula-O
Love on Assigment (Ladies of Summerhill) book #2 by Cara Lynn James


great story of a young woman who wants to be a journalist badly and will do anything to get ahead ..or will she? Her boss has her do some undercover work promising her promotions and she soon learns how this is not working out for her.
She thinks she is a good christian but when she moves in with Daniel Wilmont a young widowed professor of religion she finds out just how much she does not know. He helps her find a closer relations...more
Darlene
Book two of the ladies of summerhill. Love this book carried it everywhere to get to read. its about love faith and forgiveness. I was drawn in to the book for the first few pages. The way the book is written I felt like i was in the book. I know it is part of a series but this book can definately be read alone also. I definitely recommend this book. Cant want to read the third one.
Sandra
This is the second book in the Ladies of Summerhill series by Cara Lynn James.

I received a copy of this book on the Goodreads giveaways and I am under no requirement to write a positive review but I'd like to offer my honest opinions!

First of all, Love on Assignment is a stand-alone book. The characters exist in both book #1 and #2 but you don't need any of the information from the first book to follow or enjoy book 2.

This is the story of newspaper journalist, Charlotte Hale, at a time when fema...more
ReviewsByMolly
Jan 12, 2011 ReviewsByMolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to ReviewsByMolly by: TLC
I was so excited to have the chance to review this book! I was on a book tour for book 1 in the Ladies of Summerhill series, Love On A Dime, and LOVED it, so I jumped on the chance for this one. And, like with book 1, Cara Lynn James certainly didn't disappoint! Once again, she has used her wonderful talent to immediately capture her readers and take them on a whirl wind of a ride back into history. She introduces us to new, sweet characters and to a few that we could just yell at along the way....more
Katie
Aug 03, 2011 Katie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Katie by: Jane Culberty
Aspiring reporter Charlotte Hale's boring life as secretary for a local newspaper life just took a sudden turn. Her boss gives her a job with the promise of becoming an actual reporter if completed well. Charlotte is determined to prove to him that she can do it...until she meets the man she is supposed to ruin. Continually confronted with nothing but an honest and upright man trying to provide for his children, she's at a loss at what to do. How can she destroy a good man? But must she give up...more
Linnette
Wow! What a great historical by Cara Lynn James!

This book was worth every day of every year she put into it! Thank you, Cara Lynn, for the gift of Charlotte and Daniel's story.

I loved both hero and heroine. Cara portrayed them and the era so well. The conflict was so realistic. I love how she presented Charlotte's growth as a Christian. I love Daniel's vulnerability and faith. (If only we were all more like him in our Christian walk. While it opens us up to many vulnerabilities, God truly is o...more
WifeMomKnitter
From the book synopsis:
"Newport, Rhode Island, in 1900--a glamorous resort town where the rich and famous go to see and be seen.

Charlotte Hale isn't part of that world. She's a working girl, a secretary for a local newspaper, who dreams of becoming a real reporter. When her boss offers her an assignment, she jumps at the opportunity. She'll go undercover as a governess to investigate a scandal about her new employer, Daniel Wilmont, a young widowed professor of religion who writes a controversia
...more
Kaye
With all of the early to mid-nineteenth century western settings in Christian romance, it's refreshing to see a different period (the Gilded Age) and setting (the East Coast) for a change. I love the idea of the fish-out-of-water concept of placing working-class Charlotte into the very blue-blood setting of Summerhill, Rhode Island, where the wealthy played during their summer escape from New York, Boston, or Philadelphia---somewhat reminiscent of a "country house" romance in a nineteenth-centur...more
Julie (julie37619)
Cute cover, no? When TLC Book Tours contacted me about reviewing some Christian fiction, I jumped at the chance. It's a genre I haven't read since I think March of last year, and it's a genre I found myself missing. Christian fiction can be a touchy genre, but I've always had something of a soft spot for it. Janette Oake's Love Come Softly series, which I read when I was ridiculously young, had a huge impact on my reading choices during middle school and high school. It's like most other genre f...more
Abbie
This is for me a 3.8 not quite a 4 but a little better then a 3.5.

Charlotte is a secretary working at a news paper. She wants to be a journalist. Her boss calls her into his office and gives her a opportunity she can’t pass up. She will go undercover as a governess to get the goods on Daniel. Daniel is a professor at a Christian college. He also writes a column in the rival news paper that many business men don’t like and they want him to stop at any cost. Will Charlotte follow through to bring...more
Camille
Love On Assignment by Cara Lynn James


As I mentioned, this is the second book in the Ladies of Summerhill series by Cara Lynn James.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am under no requirement to write a positive review, just an honest one.

The first book in the series, Love On A Dime, I read fairly recently. You can read my review for that book here.

However, if you want to read Love On Assignment as a stand-alone, you do not need to read the first book...more
Wanda
One of my favorite era's - "the gilded age" in the early 1900's. The story takes place in Newport, Rhode Island when showplace mansions were designed to impress other rich people.

Working for the Rhode Island Reporter, as a typist, Charlotte Hale is asked to take on a job as governess for Professor Daniel Wilmont's household. This was a clandestine mission to search for evidence against the Professor's character. She was to search out his weaknesses and vices and report back to the editor of the...more
Brenda
After reading the first book in the Ladies of Summerhill series by Cara Lynn James I was anxious to read "Love On Assignment", to see how well the author could continue her series, and I would say she pulled off another great historical christian read!
It's the summer of 1900, and Charlotte Hale has spent the last three years working as a secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter. She had always wanted to be a journalist, so when her boss presents her with the opportunity she jumps at the chance. O...more
Margaret Metz
This is the second book in the series and only the second book I've read by this author, but I know it won't be my last. I think I liked the first one a little bit more but they are both great stories and I can't wait to read the third in this series.


Charlotte is working as a secretary but wants to be a journalist. She supports her family and they can't earn enough for medical expenses or the damage to the roof. She feels enormous pressure to provide for them. So when her boss gives her the oppo...more
Hattie
Charlotte is the young newpaper reporter and governess in Love on Assignment by CARA LYNN JAMES. Charlotte's work for the newspaper and for a family takes place in Newport, Rhode Island. Charlotte agrees to spy on Daniel Wilmot, a Christian professor. Mr. Pfifer who owns the Rhode Island newspaper hates Professor Wilmot because he chooses to speak openly and frankly about the way workers are treated as less than citizens in the state. Professor Wilmot believes all men are God's creation. Therefo...more
April
LOVE ON ASSIGNMENT by Cara Lynn James is an interesting inspirational historical romance set in 1900 Newport,Rhode Island. It is the second in the "Ladies of Summerhill series" and can be read as a stand alone. Book One,"Love on a Dime".It is written with depth and details. It has romance, love, faith, hope, forgiveness,making decisions to do the right thing,sticking to your convictions,religious beliefs,finding renew faith and love.This is a story with Christian values,beliefs doing what is rig...more
Nancy
During the summer of 1900 Charlotte Hale, a native Newporter and secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter, accepts an undercover assignment as temporary governess to Daniel Wilmont's children in order to secretly gather evidence against him. As he helps her rediscover God, Charlotte learns that Daniel is an honorable man.

They unexpectedly fall in love despite their different backgrounds and social positions. Charlotte soon realizes she must defend Daniel against the forces set against him-a willf...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
I just hit the jackpot, recently, on books that I couldn't finish. I guess it's bound to happen occasionally.

I liked the first book in the Ladies of Summerhill series, Love on a Dime. It was light, but entertaining and I really liked the character of Lilly. Because of that, when I was offered Love on Assignment for review, I took it, thinking I'd enjoy the story just as much as the first one. I didn't. I couldn't even finish it.

The whole premise for the story just didn't sit well with me and it...more
RivkaBelle
May 24, 2011 RivkaBelle marked it as unfinished
After reading Love on a Dime, I was really excited to pick up the second in the 'Ladies of Summerhill' series by Cara Lynn James. The premise of Love on Assignment sounded like it'd be as much fun as the first: female reporter goes undercover as a nanny to find out what's going on with her new boss, and mayhem ensues. (My paraphrasing, by the way). But about a third of the way in, I just couldn't stay focused - I started flipping pages randomly, reading one here - one there, and even that wasn't...more
Amanda
Twenty-two year old Charlotte Hale takes care of her paralyzed sister and elderly aunt. She needs her job and has always inspired to be a journalist. Her boss at the newspaper where she works has given her a chance of a life time, to go undercover to expose a professor. While on this undercover assignment, she learns that the professor is not bad and that her boss may have it in for him. She not only has to struggle with what is right and wrong with pursuing her story but the developing feelings...more
Megan
Love on Assignment was a very nice second book in the Ladies of Summerhill series. I liked this book as much as I did the first one, Love on a Dime .

I loved how Charlotte went undercover as a governess and how the man she was investigating really was a great guy. The story line was pretty predictable, but still very enjoyable and I loved reading every page.

The reasons for not giving it fives stars? First, I didn't like how Daniel wouldn't let Charlotte finish her sentence when she was trying to...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Charlotte goes on an assignment as a governess. While there, she has to find evidence against a professor name Daniel and report back. But she learns that the professor is actually a nice guy. What will Charlotte do and will Daniel find out eventually? I like how Charlotte befriended Mrs. Finnegan and Grace. Her aunt and Becky were really supportive. This was a really good book with some character development.
Joanne Sher
Charlotte Hale is a secretary for a newspaper in 1900, and longs to be a reporter. Her boss gives her a chance - she is to go undercover as a governess, and dig up some dirt on a widowed professor who writes a religion column for a rival paper.

She takes the job with nervousness, and those feelings only multiply as she finds no "dirt" to dig up, and discovers her editor will not take "no" for an answer. Stakes are risen, and things get complicated as her newspaper boss' ethics threaten to ruin he...more
Katja
I honestly wanted to like this book, a lot. However, to me the story was predictable. After the first few pages I had the whole story figured out. Also the pacing of the story was bad. The beginning was actually OK, the middle was too slow and the ending was too fast. For these two reasons I gave the book only one star.
Myra Johnson
Cara Lynn James has written another faith-filled story of romance in the Gilded Age, contrasting the life of the working class with that of the privileged, and with a dash of intrigue for good measure. Secretary Charlotte Hale only wants to provide well for her sister and aunt, so when her boss at the newspaper office offers her a plum assignment to spy on a columnist writing for a competing publication, she jumps at the chance. The one thing she never expected was to fall in love with the objec...more
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Award-winning writer Cara Slaughter, who writes under the name Cara Lynn James, is a current Golden Heart® finalist in the Inspirational category. Finaling and placing in contests is not new to her, however. She has finaled in twelve contests and won five with three different stories and is a member of the active group of contest-oriented bloggers known as The Seekers.

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