The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

The Captive Imposter (The Everstone Chronicles, #3)


It’s not often that I discover a new author and just totally fall in love with their books.  That was the case, however, with Dawn Crandall.  I loved her first book (see my review for The Hesitant Heiress) and wondered if the second could be as good.  It was!  (see my review for The Bound Heart)  And that left me wondering… Could the third book possibly match up?!  I’m happy to say that, though the second book remains my favorite, book three definitely met and even surpassed my expectations!

I cannot express how much I enjoy Dawn’s writing style.  How the first person pov draws me so deeply into her stories and into her main character.  If the book had been written differently, I’m afraid I might have gotten impatient with Estella (it’s kinda hard to think of her by that name) and wanted her to just tell him the truth already!!  However, Dawn communicated so well Estella’s internal struggle and I couldn’t help but be sympathetic toward her and the situation she found herself in.  And I must say: I would love to see what Dawn could do with multiple first person pov’s in one story.  I mean, who hasn’t wondered what was going on inside the heads of her heroes? 😉

One thing I especially liked was seeing Estella’s faith grow.  And seeing Dexter be a part of that growth.  And how the way she was able to really be herself once she was away from her regular lifestyle and the expectations and assumptions of everyone around her, I think, really helped her to grow as a person.  Okay, yes, I do realize that’s more than one thing.  But it all has to do with growth so I’m not going to change it. 😛

I also have especially enjoyed the quotes that Dawn puts at the beginning of each chapter!  I’ll share some of them below, along with a few other quotes.  (Unfortunately, most of my favorites would give away part of the story… but I’ll share the ones I can.)

I haven’t mentioned Vance…  I wanted to!  But how could I ever hope to express my feelings when it comes to him without having spoilers in here?!  There is so much more I could say about this book, but I’m afraid I would end up revealing an important part of the story.  And we wouldn’t want that, now, would we?  So you shall have to read the book for yourself!  Actually, you’d best just read the entire series!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! 🙂

Thanks so much to Dawn who provided me with an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

More things are wrought by prayer than this world knows.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

For some reason, when people usually associated with me, they liked to treat me as if I lived in a glass box… and now that I had a taste of what it was like to be outside that box, I didn’t look forward to going back.  I liked everything just the way it was.

My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman.
~Charles Dickens

I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.
~Jane Austen

I wanted to be completely known and loved for being me…

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

(praying)  He needs Your peace right now.  He needs You more than me.  And I need You more than I could ever need him.  Why do I keep forgetting that?

I know we just met and all, Miss Everstone…  but I’m afraid I’m going to have to admit something rather shocking.  I think I’m in love with you.

God, with His magnificent ways, worked in my heart to make the impossible possible.

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❤ And Don’t Miss Out On All The Giveaways!! ❤

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Check out Dawn’s blog for daily giveaways!!  🙂

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Other Ways to Win E-book Copies of

~ 1 winner of The Captive Imposter ~
at the Inspirational Historical Fiction Index {ends 4/8/15}
~ 1 winner’s choice of The Everstone Chronicles ~
at Britt Reads Fiction {ends 4/9/15}
~ 1 winner of The Captive Imposter ~
at A Transparent Mom {ends 4/12/15}
~ 2 winners of The Captive Imposter ~
at Soul Inspirationz {ends 4/17/15}
~ 2 winners’ choice of The Everstone Chronicles ~
at Soul Inspirationz {ends 4/17/15}

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and check out lots of great reviews, interviews, etc. going on this month!!

Before I go… I must again recommend reading this series in order!  So check out all of the books in The Everstone Chronicles! 🙂

The Hesitant Heiress (The Everstone Chronicles, #1) The Bound Heart (The Everstone Chronicles, #2) The Captive Imposter (The Everstone Chronicles, #3)

About Aerykah

I'm a 29-year-old Christian homeschool graduate from Oklahoma, USA. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, and photography... among other things. ;)
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3 Responses to The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall

  1. Savanna says:

    What a great review, Aerykah! I totally agree about Dawn’s series. I love each book! 🙂 I liked how you included these great quotes too. Just perfect!

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