Escape to the beautiful Smoky Mountains as Hickory Ridge recovers from the ravages of war, and one young woman arrives to make a new start.
An Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in General Fiction
Alone and penniless following her father’s death and a broken engagement, Bostonian Ada Wentworth journeys to Hickory Ridge to take a position as as lady’s companion to the elderly Lillian Willis. Using the millinery skills handed down from her mother, Ada hopes to earn enough money to establish her own hat shop back east. But then she meets Wyatt Caldwell, Lillian’s Texas-born nephew, and suddenly her plan seems far less simple. As Ada becomes a part of life in Hickory Ridge–joining the church quilting circle, helping a beautiful little girl at the orphanage, she finds her feelings for Wyatt growing ever more serious. But Wyatt has plans of his own. Plans that will take him far from Hickory Ridge. Can she trust Wyatt with her future…and her heart?
REVIEWS AND READER COMMENTS:
“With well-drawn characters and just enough suspense to keep the pages turning, this winning debut will be a hit…” Library Journal, starred review
“You’ll adore this book from beginning to end. The story will capture your heart from the first line. Love uses romance and humor to tell the story of characters who are trying to better their lives and break down barriers.” Romantic Times Review 4.5 stars
“It’s not going out on a limb to say that this, and all future Hickory Ridge romances will become very beloved books by romance readers everywhere. The characters are filled with charm and elegance, the “man of the hour” is so breathtakingly sweet and ruggedly handsome he will make any heart swoon. A romance with real emotion and wonderful characters who should be seen again in the many Hickory Ridge novels to come.” The Feathered Quill Reviews
“Beautifully written and with descriptions so rich I’m still certain I caught a whiff of magnolia blossoms as I read, Beyond All Measure is pure Southern delight! Dorothy Love weaves a stirring romance that’s both gloriously detailed with Tennessee history and that uplifts and inspires the heart.” Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of The Inheritance and Within My Heart
“Soft as a breeze from the Old South and gentle as the haze hovering over the Smoky Mountains, the gifted flow of Dorothy Love’s pen casts a spell of love, hate, and hope in post-Civil War Tennessee. With rich, fluid prose, characters who breathe on the page, and a wealth of historical imagery, Beyond All Measure will steal both your heart and your sleep well beyond the last page.” Julie Lessman, best selling author of A Hope Undaunted and the Daughters of Boston series.
“A superb story with marvelous characters and a love story that touches the heart.” Joan Wolf, author of more than forty historical novels including the forthcoming Biblical novel A Reluctant Queen
“Thoroughly delightful and entertaining! Dorothy Love delights in this charming tale of forgiveness and trust.” Siri Mitchell, author of A Heart Most Worthy
“Dorothy Love captures all the romance, charm, and uncertainties of the post-bellum South, delighting readers with her endearing characters, historical details, and vivid writing style.” Margaret Brownley, best-selling author
An amazing novel filled with wonderful characters. Dorothy paints a picture through her words like no one I have read in a long time. I could not put this novel down. She had me with her first sentence. I cannot wait for the rest of this series to be published. Cindy B
I adored this book! Dorothy created exactly the kind of book I want to read and read often. One of my favorites for this year. I am very anxious for the next book in the Hickory Ridge series. Dorothy is a great addition to the world of Christian fiction. C. Kendall
Amazing writing, fascinating characters and nail-biting tension throughout create a book you’re not likely to forget anytime soon. I loved this book and could not put it down. I wanted to crawl into the book and take a walk with Ada and Lillian…I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Melissa G