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Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James
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Jul 22, 10

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At first glance, Love on a Dime looks intriguing and inviting, but unfortunately the story is a big let down from the cover. This book does have the makings of a good story—mystery, intrigue, romance, but I think the error was in the execution of the plot. Unfortunately, it left something to be desired. Even with its downfalls, this book was not a horrible read. It had some decent character development with Lilly, the heroine and Jackson, the long lost love. The main plot revolves around these two characters and thankfully, this is CLASSIC Christian fiction, so there are no inappropriate situations or conversations that take place in this novel. This novel is one you can read and not be ashamed of at any point. At some points in the novel the conversation and interaction between the characters seems a bit stifled and rote. This may have been the author trying to capture the tone of conversation during the period of the novel, but it didn’t come across in a compelling way.
I gave this novel two stars because while I do think it is worth reading, it is not going to make it onto any of my ‘must-read’ lists for this summer. As I said, the cover is compelling and will draw you in. There is an upcoming sequel due out in January of 2011 and hopefully that will add some detail to the settings.
This book was provided for review purposes by Thomas Nelson Publisher’s blogging program, Booksneeze.
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Lisa Your review for Love on a Dime was spot on.
Well done,
Lisa


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