For Dorothy Love, one characteristic
of a true hero is that he
looks beyond himself and seeks
to do good for others. In her
final Hickory Ridge novel, Every
Perfect Gift
(Thomas Nelson),
Dorothy instills that quality in
Ethan Heyward. “Ethan loved
building his resort, Blue Smoke,
but he also donates time and
talents to the orphanage and
to repairing the newspaper
office after the near-disaster
there.” That’s not all there is
to this 1880s Southern gentleman:
“He’s not afraid to admit
when he’s wrong, and he’s not
afraid to express his feelings
to Sophie. Besides all that, he’s
just the most handsome thing a
girl could possibly want.”

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About The Author

An accomplished author in the secular market, Dorothy Love's inspirational fiction debut Beyond All Measure is the first novel in the Hickory Ridge series of historicals set in her native South. Her well-researched, heartwarming stories of family, faith and friendship reflect her passion for discovering the histories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things and set her apart as an author of Southern history with heart.