Friday, April 10, 2015

Bookshelf Friday - Review and Giveaway of A Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

I'm so excited to announce my dear friend, Dawn Crandall's, third book came out this week. It's the final addition to The Everstone Chronicles, and it features Estella Everstone. Here's the blurb for The Captive Imposter, and we'll chat on the other side!


For her own protection following the murder of her brother Will, hotel heiress Estella Everstone assumes the alias of Elle Stoneburner and takes a job as companion to an elderly widow. Never did she imagine that her position would lead her back to her beloved Everston, a picturesque resort property tucked away in the rugged mountains of Maine. Living below her station in a guise of anonymity has its struggles, but her spirits are buoyed by a newfound friendship with the hotel manager, Dexter Blakeley. And his distaste for the spoiled socialites who frequent his hotel causes her to take a close look at her own priorities and past lifestyle. When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer of employment she can't refuse. As the two interact and open up to each other, Estella feels a growing attraction to Dexter; and increasing discomfort over concealing her identity. Yet, in spite of the false pretense she's putting forth, she's never felt freer to be herself than in his presence. But will he still love her when he learns the truth about who she is?

This third book in The Everstone Chronicles shines as brightly as the first two. Crandall has a knack for creating beautiful settings. Staging Estella's story at a mountainside resort allowed her to fashion a rich and colorful background to play this story against.

Life has placed Estella Everstone in an unwanted position. But as she pretends to be someone she's not, she discovers who she truly is--and finds love. The fact that Dexter can see her better than many of the people she's grown up with tugs at her heart and encourages her to become a better person. In her natural way with words, Crandall crafts an endearing story with characters you become attached to, making it hard to place the novel down. She also proves, once again, why her books often make the Most Sigh-Worthy Kiss lists.

You can pick up your copy of The Captive Imposter here. Enjoy!  ALSO, Dawn is giving away one copy to a lucky winner here on the blog. Leave a comment here OR on this post on Facebook and you're entered:) I'll announce the winner next Friday.

Have a great weekend, friends!

49 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading this book!

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  2. Looking forward to reading this book!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading it!

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    1. Hi Emilee! I hope you'll get the chance to read the first two books in the series first--although it makes perfect sense on it's own, you really will get much more enjoyment when you read them together. :) Good luck!

      There are many more giveaways going on connected to my blog during The Captive Imposter blog tour going on this month! www.dawncrandall.blogspot.com

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    2. I requested them at my library.

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  4. I've read the first book. I'd love to read the rest.

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    1. They were all wonderful! You're entered!

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  5. So excited to read this book! :)

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  6. Wow, that summary! Is she in hiding because they don't know who her brother's murderer is or to keep her safe from the killer? =) Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. For her safety:) and you're so very welcome. You've been entered!

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  7. Sounds like a great story! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway, Jackie! :D

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  8. I look forward to reading this book. It sounds very interesting. The blurb and your review makes me want to read it right now. :D

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    1. I hope you'll get the chance to read the first two books in the series first--although it makes perfect sense on it's own, you really will get much more enjoyment when you read them together. :) Good luck!

      There are many more giveaway going on connected to my blog during The Captive Imposter blog tour going on this month! www.dawncrandall.blogspot.com

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  9. Sounds like a great book to read. It sounds like a real page turner. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to enter, Tammy! Good luck! :)

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  10. I have seen so many wonderful reiews of your books, Dawn! Congratulations on those fabulous reiews and for providing readers with such beautiful description. Please enter me in your contest. I haven't had the please of reading your books yet, but I'd love to begin!

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    1. Thank you for reading the reviews, Nancee! They blow me away! Good luck in the giveaway!

      There are many more giveaways going on connected to my blog during The Captive Imposter blog tour going on this month! www.dawncrandall.blogspot.com

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  11. This book sounds great. I would love to read them all in order. It impresses me how you took care of a new baby and wrote too. My hat off to you.

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    1. It was quite the challenge--and most of the time I didn't know how it would ever be finished! It was a bit stressful. :) But know I've proven it can be done, and soon I will start writing the next book! :)

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  12. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the great giveaway! 😃

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    1. Thanks for following the blog tour, Jennifer! :)

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    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Sierra Faith!

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  14. I would love to win this book! I haven't ever read this author but I love to find new authors that I enjoy!

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    1. Hi Brenda, I hope you'll get the chance to read the first two books in the series first--although it makes perfect sense on it's own, you really will get much more enjoyment when you read them together. :) Good luck!

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  15. So excited...I'm with everyone else on wanting a copy for myself! I've entered in all the places I can find, that's how excited I am ;)

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    1. I can tell, Trixi! Thanks for being so excited about my books! ❤️

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  16. The Hesitant Heiress is on my "to read" list for this month. Would love to win book 2 and 3 so I can complete the series and read them all!!

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  17. I have you all down! Cannot wait to see who wins!

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  18. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for a chance to win!

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    1. I hope you'll get the chance to read the first two books in the series first--although it makes perfect sense on it's own, you really will get much more enjoyment when you read them together. :) Good luck!

      There are many more giveaways going on connected to my blog during The Captive Imposter blog tour going on this month! www.dawncrandall.blogspot.com

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  19. I just started reading the first book in this series and can't wait to make it through to the 3rd! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Yay, Jennifer! I'm so happy you're enjoying The Hesitant Heiress! :D

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  20. Sounds like an interesting book. I'd love to read it.

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    1. Thank you, Nayda! It's actually the third book in my debut series! But it can be read on its own too, if you'd like. :)

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  21. I have this series on my 'to read' list. Thanks for the chance to ein!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway! :) Good luck! ❤️

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  22. I am excited for the chance to win one of your books! Thanks and congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! And thanks for being excited about my books! ❤️

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  24. I've not read any of the Everstone Chronicles--but they look right up my alley! Thank you for the chance to win this one!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway, Karen! 😄

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  25. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the oppurtunity!

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  26. Oh how I'd love to win one of her books. Thank you for hosting this!

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