Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"A Respectable Actress"

"A Respectable Actress" is the perfect mix and balance of suspense and romance.  Dorothy Love has created her characters based on real people and historical events which really brings the story alive.  India is a character whom I loved immediately and felt for as she was confused, scared, alone and being accused of a murder she did not think she had committed.  Philip comes to her rescue; however he also has a past and he is trying to move on with his life in all areas. 
I loved the setting of the story and Dorothy did a wonderful job with creating the scene.  Set in the deep south following the war and the devastation that took place in the land, but also in the people's spirits.  Indigo Point is home to Philip and a haven to those living there, but it also holds secrets and is holding the past captive for Philip and others.  I could picture the home, the walkways, the destruction and the vision that Philip had for rebuilding it. 
The other characters added so much to the story and of course my favorites were Celia and Frannie, but Mr. Lockwood became a favorite as well.  I loved the roles that they played in India's life.
The book started right out in the midst of the action and I was immediately engrossed in the story as details from the past and present were woven together. 
I highly recommend this book for Dorothy Love fans and also those who enjoy historical fiction,

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