Historical Fiction

The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

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My Thoughts

A leopard may not be able to change his spots, but God can change the heart of any man who earnestly seeks him—Vance Everstone is that man. I was astounded by the metamorphosis which took place in the profligate whom I met in The Bound Heart. In turning to the Lord, Vance resolved to leave his Casanova ways in the past in order to secure a future with Violet. Crandall’s focus on purity—over pinning or passions—paid huge dividends in my respect and admiration for Vance. Furthermore, I believe it opens the door to an audience of high school and college aged readers. Believe it or not, the chasteness of the characters cranks up the reader’s anticipation of a “happily ever after” for the couple.

I enjoy this author’s writing. With each book her writing has grown tighter, her plots more complex, and she’s taken more risks with the human fallibility of her characters. In this story, readers get a period romance mixed with a bit of a mystery, and a dash of scandal in perfect measure. Having read all four books Dawn Crandall has published to date, The Cautious Maiden is my favorite—hands down!

I received this book from the author for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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4 thoughts on “The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

  1. yes! Vance became my new favorite hero of Dawn’s – after being one of my least favorite characters of hers until this book. Such a fantastic book and a marvelous grace-filled story of redemption.

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  2. I am so excited about finally picking up this book! Looking forward to how she will change my name about Vance. 🙂

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  3. I adored this book too. This whole series is definitely a keeper for me and will be on my re-read list. If I understand correctly, Dawn’s hoping to write a spin-off series with characters mentioned in the Everstone Chronicles. I am so eager to read this series.

    How do you all manage to write such short and to the point reviews? I seem to ramble, gush, and get wordy. Any advice on improvement? Here’s my review. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/440508407285032872/

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