Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.


Title: Enchanting Nicholette  
Series: The Everstone Chronicles #5  

Author: Dawn Crandall  
Publisher: Whitaker House  

Release Date: October 9, 2018  
Genre: Historical Romance

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone i s already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned t o Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, th e marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again – this time for love ... and to someone safe.

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can ͛ t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of oth ers, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of ͞ what if ͟ at bay?

My Thoughts:

Enchanting Nicholette is a sweet little romantic novel about a widow whose life did not turn out the way she had planned. Nicholette became a widow on her wedding day when her husband was murdered in front of her. For two years she has escaped the people, the place, and tried to escape the memories as she toured Europe with her parents. Now that she is back in the States and her mourning is over, she is expected once again to take a husband.

This is the first novel I have read by author Crandall and I enjoyed it very much and going back to the time of the Gilded Age. Nicholette meets her match in Cal Hawthorne who knows somewhat of what she is going through and he is brave enough and tenacious enough to be the match she needs. There was some laugh out loud moments along with some very romantic ones. This does mention several characters from the previous books, I will need to go back and start with book one of the series.

I appreciated the author’s telling of Nicholette’s fears and sorrow and understandably it was difficult for her to begin to move on. Change is not fun and hers was tragic, but she does have a chance at life and love again.

I received a copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.


Dawn  Crandall

Dawn Crandall ͚ s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, ͞ The Hesitant Heiress, ͟ was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader ͛ s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader ͛ s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, ͞ The Bound Heart, ͟ received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She ͛ s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.

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(1) Winner will win:
  • A print copy of Enchanting Nicholette
  • A library card zipper bag
  • Two pairs of Jane Austen socks
  • Two hand poured candles
  • A historically accurate soap from Austen ͛ s time
  • A Jane Austen set of playing cards
  • A set of Jane Austen notecards
  • 6 magnets with Jane Austen quotes
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  1. Eeek--I don't think I'd realized that our heroine saw her husband murdered! That would be so awful....

    1. That was how I understood it reading this story...though I did not read the others yet. I need to get on that right away, I have them on my shelves looking so pretty. Must Read Them.

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  3. Thank you for your review on "Enchanting Nicholette" by Dawn Crandall and for being part of the blog tour.

    The more I read about this book, the more I know I would greatly enjoy reading it.

  4. It looks like Nicholette may have met her match after being widowed. The drama of a murder and all the accoutrements makes this a story which breaks the routine romance novel.

  5. Great review! You nailed all the things I loved about this book!

  6. Can't wait to read this. BEAUTIFUL COVER.