While Charlotte is focusing on uncovering sordid information on columnist Daniel Wilmot, her heart leads her into uncharted territory.
During the summer of 1900 Charlotte Hale, a native Newporter and secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter, accepts an undercover assignment as temporary governess to Daniel Wilmont's children in order to secretly gather evidence against him. As he helps her rediscover God, Charlotte learns that Daniel is an honorable man. They unexpectedly fall in love despite their different backgrounds and social positions. Charlotte soon realizes she must defend Daniel against the forces set against him-a willful student with a romantic crush and the newspaper editor determined to destroy his reputation.
My take on this book:
After reading the first book in the Ladies of Summerhill series by Cara Lynn James I was anxious to read "Love On Assignment", to see how well the author could continue her series, and I would say she pulled off another great historical christian read!
It's the summer of 1900, and Charlotte Hale has spent the last three years working as a secretary for the Rhode Island Reporter. She had always wanted to be a journalist, so when her boss presents her with the opportunity she jumps at the chance. Once she hears what the assignment is she is bothered a bit about what she is asked to do, but decides to do it anyway.
The assignment is to search for evidence against Daniel Wilmont, someone her boss considers a religious fanatic. Daniel is a Bible professor and writes a column for the competition, Newport Gazette. Her boss wants Daniel to stop writing his columns, will Charlotte find something she can use against him, and once she gets to know him will she want to?
The authors writing draws you into the story of Charlotte and Daniel, making you feel as if your right there with them. I became engrossed by the story, and while I kind of figured how it would turn out, I never felt bored reading it. While this is christian fiction, it never comes off as preachy, the message of forgiveness is there,although it isn't so overwhelming that you are put off by it.
This is the second in a series this book can easily be read as a stand alone work, although I would recommend picking up the first book, especially if your a fan of Historical Christian romance. I for one can't wait to read the next book in the series "Love By The Book" available July 2011.