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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Respectable Actress Review Part One!

A Respectable Actress by Dorthy Love

Book Description:
A Respectable Actress (Thomas Nelson, October 2015)

When India Hartley is accused of murder, she must uncover the deceptions of others to save herself.

India Hartley, a famous and beautiful actress, is now alone after her father's death and embarks upon a tour of theaters across the South. Her first stop is Savannah's Southern Palace. On the eve of the second night's performance, something goes horribly wrong. Her co-star, Arthur Sterling, is shot dead on stage in front of a packed house, and India is arrested and accused of the crime.

A benefactor hires Philip Sinclair, the best---and handsomest---lawyer in Savannah to defend India. A widower, Philip is struggling to reinvent his worn-out plantation on St. Simons Island. He needs to increase his income from his law practice in order to restore Indigo Point, and hardly anything will bring him more new clients than successfully defending a famous actress on a murder charge.

Because India can't go anywhere in town without being mobbed, Philip persuades the judge handling her case to let him take her to Indigo Point until her trial date. India is charmed by the beauty of the Georgia lowcountry and is increasingly drawn to Philip. But a locked room that appears to be a shrine to Philip's dead wife and the unsolved disappearance of a former slave girl raise troubling questions. Piecing together clues in an abandoned boat and a burned-out chapel, India discovers a trail of dark secrets that lead back to Philip, secrets that ultimately may hold the key to her freedom. If only he will believe her.

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About the author:

A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. When she isn't busy writing or researching her next book, Love enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband Ron and their rambunctious golden retriever. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.

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My Opinion:
Excellent story! I'm not really into courthouse reads, but I wanted to give this one a shot in the hopes that this would be much more than that! And it is! :D I love the way Dorthy starts everything! Snatching your attention and not releasing it! The characters are very interesting and secrets keep cropping up! Not only does this story hold one mystery, but many secrets surround the characters and the island were they reside! I also LOVE how Dorthy writes about islands!  A form of small town living, island living is a tight community and with India being an outsider makes for some entertaining encounters! Add the fact that being in the theater wasn't considered the most respectable of professions things are set up for fireworks!  Dealing with issues of who to trust and whether or not she will have a future can India unravel the secrets of St. Simon's and it's residents? TO BE CONTINUED!!!!

Songs to come:

Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

~ASC



*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about A Respectable Actress. ~ASC


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