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Customer Reviews for Thomas Nelson Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3

Thomas Nelson Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3

A sweet marriage-of-convenience story set in the lavish homes of 1901 Rhode Island.

Melinda Hollister's sister and Nick Bryson's brother tragically die in a train wreck, leaving behind three-year-old daughter Nell. Much to Melinda's surprise, she and Nick become co-guardians of the child. The three of them spend July and August at Summerhill, a seaside mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, where they try to get better acquainted and work out a solution to their dilemma with the help of missionary friends.

Though neither loves the other, Melinda and Nick marry to provide a stable home for Nell. But when Nell is kidnapped, they put aside their differences to search for her. Their emerging feelings for each other soon strengthen as they focus their attention on the rescued child they mutually adore.

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Customer Reviews for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
Review 1 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:May 30, 2012
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Army Mom
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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Out of the three this was not my favorite. It felt rushed in the storytelling and I didn't fell a whole lot of chemistry between Melinda and Nick. I actually skimmed through the last few chapters of the book. I did however enjoy the story line of them coming together to raise Nell.
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Review 2 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
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too much sex in a Christian book

Date:May 19, 2012
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Betty Walley
Location:Fort Worth, TX
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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Story took to long to tell-should be 150 pages shorter & not repeat. I do not like all the reference to sex in a Christian book. I buy Christian books so I don't have to read that in the story.
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Review 3 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
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4 out of 5
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Interesting Series

Date:February 4, 2012
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Sharon Turner
Location:Joplin, MO
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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#3 better than #2. The Ladies of Summerhill gives an excellent look at the early 1900's society.
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Review 4 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
Overall Rating: 
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I enjoyed the caring.

Date:November 21, 2011
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Jenny Lazuardi
Location:Milwaukee
Age:55-65
Gender:female
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The novel was about self sacrifice that turned out well.
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Review 5 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
Overall Rating: 
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Heartwarming romance

Date:October 12, 2011
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Sandra Lee Smith
Location:Tempe, AZ
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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The Ladies of Summerhill series only gets better. Love By The Book is a moving story that is difficult to put down. Cara Lynn James writes with a lovely lyrical style that brings the turn of the century era alive. Not only does she bring the era alive, but she highlights interesting points of history in all three of the series that have been published so far. I can't wait for the next book by this author.
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Review 6 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
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5 out of 5
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a charming "marriage of convenience" romance

Date:September 17, 2011
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Myra Johnson
Location:Charlotte, NC
Age:55-65
Gender:female
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Cara Lynn James continues the Ladies of Summerhill series with a charming "marriage of convenience" story. On the surface, Melinda Hollister may seem like a spoiled society lady, but in truth she's a caring, devoted aunt entrusted with co-guardianship of her orphaned niece. Nick Bryson, the little girl's uncle, also has the child's best interests at heart, but he's busy trying to secure the future of his family's steamship line. The author skillfully weaves this couple's lives together amid conflicting agendas, the pressures of high society, and family bickering, resulting in a story that will keep you turning the pages until the happily-ever-after ending.
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Review 7 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
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Date:August 29, 2011
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Fran McNabb
Location:ms
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Ms James has written another great book from the Rhode Island area. Her understanding of the time period and the region and her well developed characters make the story come alive. LOVE BY THE BOOK makes a great summer read.
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Review 8 for Love By The Book, Ladies of Summerhill Series #3
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:July 30, 2011
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quickflip
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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Good story line. However, very predictable. Easy read.
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