Every Perfect Gift is the third entry in Dorothy Love's Hickory Ridge Romance series, but my first experience with her work. Although third in a series, the novel seems to work well standing on its own. However, it was quite a predictable read and I had hoped for something a bit different. While overall Every Perfect Gift didn't capture my heart as much as I had hoped when I initially picked it up, the author has a knack for getting small town life to leap off the pages. Her setting is one of the assets of her book. Her supporting characters, especially Sophie’s best friend, Gillie seemed to be more well-developed than the main heroine and hero.
Despite those quibbles, the story is still worth reading. Every Perfect Gift is a sweet, predictable romance whose setting and secondary characters help it to shine. The two main characters learn God is a God of second chances and a God of truth. God is honored when His followers see people in need and help without thought of recompense.
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