EVERY PERFECT GIFT
by Dorothy Love
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re keeping could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge after several years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood at the orphanage, she is determined to make a home for herself, and to prove her mettle in the growing town. A gifted journalist, she plans to resurrect the Gazette, the local newspaper that so enchanted her when she was a girl.
Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by an unspeakable tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built Blue Smoke, a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge.
When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he’s impressed with her intelligence and beauty. She’s equally drawn to him, but fears he will reject her if he learns of her shadowed past. Just as Sophie summons the courage to tell him the truth, Ethan’s own past catches up with him, threatening his life, and their budding romance.
Dorothy Love published more than a dozen novels in the general market before returning to her roots writing Southern historical fiction. She is a winner of the Friends of American Writers Fiction Prize, the Teddy Fiction Award, and numerous other honors from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and others. A native Southerner, she currently lives in the Texas hill country with her husband and two golden retrievers.