Love On A Dime {Ladies of Summerhill}

Love on a Dime (Ladies of Summerhill)Book Description:  In age of elegance and excess, Lilly Westbrook longs for a love both true and eternal.
Newport, Rhode Island, 1899, is a place of shimmering waves, sleek yachts, and ladies of leisure. Of opulent mansions that serve as summer cottages for the rich and famous. Home of railroad magnates and banking tycoons--dashing young men and the women who aspire to marry them.
But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.
No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the nom de plume Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.
But Lilly must put aside her feelings and follow the path that will maintain her family's social stature and provide the financial security that everyone is depending on.
Now Lilly faces a double dilemma. Can she continue to protect her secret identity? And will she have the courage to choose the man who will risk it all just to win her heart?

My Review:  I love a story that I can immediately delve into and read without having to understand every character reference or keep everyone straight.  Love on a Dime is such a read.  A great story about a young girl's dream but not being able to publicly display the talent that comes with said dream.  Lilly seems to have it all but she wants/needs to write.  Writing dime novels is not acceptable in her circle but interestingly enough reading "those" dime novels is acceptable.   Having a double standard isn't the main theme of this book just the underlying theme that I saw.  So, many times we have a talent but can't display it because others deem it unworthy.  Lilly hides her authorship but people speak highly of the author Fannie Cole, Lilly's pen name. A wonderful, interesting read about secrets and romance.  I ,also, loved the play on words in the title, "Love on a Dime"; hence, dime novels and love!  Cara Lynn James presents us with a great 5 star read!  

*I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson Publishing (BookSneeze)*

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