Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Book Review: "A Respectable Actress" by Dorothy Love

India Hartley has embarked on an acting tour of the South. She is barely into her 2nd evening's performance at the Southern Palace Theater in Savannah, Georgia when things go terribly wrong. She finds herself in jail accused of killing her co-star. A benefactor hires Philip Sinclair, the best lawyer in town, to defend her. To keep India from being mobbed in town, Philip convinces the judge to let him take her to Indigo Point until her trial date. India is delighted with the island and finds herself drawn to Philip, but a mysterious room that appears to be a shrine of some sort and troubling clues seem to point to Philip's past and may be the key to India's freedom.

I would recommend NOT reading the back info on the book as I think it gives too much of the story away before you get to it in the book.

I found it interesting (and somewhat frustrating) how the legal system worked in the 1870's. I liked the main characters and felt pulled into their lives. The book was well written and I enjoyed reading it. It has elements of suspense and romance. Although it is listed as "Religious & Inspirational", there really isn't any Christian element to it. There is a mention of "Fate" and another of ""Providence" and India goes to church once, but the characters don't look to God for guidance or direction.

"A Respectable Actress" is available in paperback:
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401687598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401687595
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 2252 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 13, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WDJT06Q

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in order to give my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.

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