A Respectable Actress by Dorothy Love

25384000Release Date: October 13, 2015

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

ISBN-10: 1401687598

ISBN-13: 978-1401687595

Genre: Historical Fiction

Why have I never heard of Dorothy Love before? Love has a unique sense of storytelling that keeps the pages turning. Normally historical romance is a hit or a miss with me. I loved it! It’s filled with so much mystery, romance, and characters who want more out of their lives. All of the hard work and research that Love put into writing shines through. Highly recommended!

The only thing that bothered me is that there was hardly ever a reference to God or spiritual things at all. It’s in the Christian Fiction genre so I expected more in that aspect. Otherwise, it’s a wonderful and entertaining plot!

India Hartley is a famous and beautiful actress who is all alone after the death of her father and joins a tour of theaters across the South. Her first stop is Savannah’s Southern Palace. During the second night’s performance something, her co-star, Arthur Sterling is shot dead on stage in front of a full house. India is arrested and accused of the crime.

Philip Sinclair is the best and most handsome lawyer in Savannah and is hired by a benefactor to defend India. He is a widower and is struggling to reconstruct his worn-down plantation on St. Simons Island. Successfully defending a famous actress on a murder charge will help him increase his law practice and to restore Indigo Point.

Philip persuades the judge to allow him to take her to Indigo Point until her trial date because she will be mobbed everywhere she goes. Also, he wants to be able to work on her case without anyone else overhearing. India falls in love with the beauty of the Georgia low country and finds herself drawn to Philip. But will a locked room that seems to be a shrine to Philip’s dead wife and the unsolved disappearance of a former slave girl cause trouble for them? All of the clues that India discovers point back to Philip, secrets that just might hold the key to her freedom. Will Philip believe her? What will happen? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Dorothy Love

Born in the middle of the twentieth century, Dorothy Love is certain she arrived on Planet Earth a hundred years too late. An avid scholar of 19th century American history, she spends most of her time poking through museums, reading dusty books, and studying the journals of the Victorian-era women whose lives inspire her Southern historical novels.

She prefers a fountain pen to a computer keyboard, print books to digital downloads, and face to face conversations to 140 character tweets. Though she admits that modern technology makes it easier to stay in touch with her readers, whenever possible she avoids automated phone systems, online banking, and booking her own airline tickets. When she’s not busy researching or writing books or avoiding technology, she enjoys teaching at writers conferences. She is a former associate writer in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. She has taught at dozens of writers conferences nationwide including the Florida First Coast Writers Conference, the Columbus Ohio Writers Conference, the South Carolina Writers Workshop, and the graduate program at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA,  and was a featured author on the Writer to Writer series for Florida Public Television.

Dorothy enjoys traveling with her husband, collecting antique ephemera, and playing Frisbee with Jake, the couple’s golden retriever. A native Southerner, she currently lives in the Texas hill country.

Visit http://www.dorothylovebooks.com for more information.

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