Sophie was the orphan girl that everyone ignored until the Caldwells adopted her and moved her to Texas. Sophie grew up and followed her love of journalism; she learned how to run her own newspaper in order to come back to Hickory Ridge and begin producing the town’s newspaper again. Sophie has many secrets and doesn’t share much about her heritage, but that is mainly because her heritage is a mystery to her as well. There is some speculation that she is of mixed race, which is why she was shunned in the past, but no one had any concrete proof so she just chose to move on with her life.
When Sophie returns to Hickory Ridge she encounters Ethan Heyward, who has been overseeing the building of the resort up on the mountain, and is instantly taken with his rugged handsomeness. Ethan, however, has his own secrets from his past that he keeps deeply hidden from anyone, including Sophie. So when she sees a man of mixed race storming out of Ethan’s office, she’s more confused than ever and knows she can never tell Ethan about her own past.
As the editor of the paper, Sophie finds herself involved in many aspects of the town from helping to gain approval for a women’s infirmary to unexplained fights on the mountain to a fire at her own newspaper building. But what Sophie didn’t expect to become a part of is a loving relationship and having to explain her past. When Sophie’s mother shows up unexpectedly and answers many of the questions that Sophie has had all her life, she finally begins to open up to Ethan and allows herself to love him wholeheartedly.
Every Perfect Gift is the third, and final, book in the Hickory Ridge series by Dorothy Love. I’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing all three of them and watching Love’s writing grow and develop. The characters and story line are relatable and really kept my attention. Even though we won’t be visiting Hickory Ridge anymore, I look forward to more books from Dorothy Love in the future!
Amanda lives in Missouri with her engineering husband, two sons, and one daughter. In between homeschooling and keeping up with church activities she loves to read Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and any Chick-Lit. She never goes anywhere without a book to read!
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Thomas Nelson. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received