JAMES, CARA LYNN
LOVE ON ASSIGNMENT
While Charlotte is focusing on uncovering sordid information on columnist Daniel Wilmot, her heart leads her into uncharted territory.
During the summer of 1900 Charlotte Hale, a native Newporter and secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter, accepts an undercover assignment as temporary governess to Daniel Wilmont's children in order to secretly gather evidence against him. As he helps her rediscover God, Charlotte learns that Daniel is an honorable man. They unexpectedly fall in love despite their different backgrounds and social positions. Charlotte soon realizes she must defend Daniel against the forces set against him--a willful student with a romantic crush and the newspaper editor determined to destroy his reputation.
THIS BOOK OOZES OLD WORLD CHARM. JAMES HAS CAPTURED THE CADENCE AND LANGUAGE OF THE ERA (AT LEAST HOW I PERCEIVE IT TO HAVE BEEN!)AND BROUGHT THIS PERIOD IN HISTORY TO LIFE FOR ME. WE ALSO GET CAMEO APPEARANCES FROM FAVOURITE CHARACTERS FROM THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES.
BUT SHHH...HERE'S A SECRET. I DIDN'T LIKE CHARLOTTE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK. I FOUND HER YOUNG AND NAIVE AND EXTREMELY SELF-MOTIVATED. SHE WAS SO DESPERATE TO SUCCEED THAT SHE DIDN'T STOP TO SEE THE OBVIOUS AND THAT FRUSTRATED ME. BUT THIS IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE HER STORY IS A JOURNEY OF PERSONAL GROWTH AND READERS ARE PRIVILEGED TO WITNESS HER TRANSFORMATION INTO A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE.
MIND YOU, JAMES KEPT ME IN TURMOIL AS I WATCHED CHARLOTTE HEAD IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON MORE THEN ONE OCCASION! SOMETIMES I JUST WANTED TO SHAKE SOME SENSE INTO THAT GIRL!
LOVE ON ASSIGNMENT IS ALSO A MOVING WITNESS OF CHRIST AND A TESTIMONY TO HIS DIVINE ABILITY TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS.
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