Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer


From the Back of the Book

Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Eva has fought to find her way in a world that constantly rejects her. Yet the support of even one person can help overcome the world's judgments, and Eva has two--Seth and Zach, two former orphans she now counts as brothers.

Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright and destroyed his family, Logan Fowler arrives in 1880s Pecan Gap, Texas, to confront Zach Hamilton, the hardened criminal responsible for his father's death. Only instead of finding a solitary ruthless gambler, he discovers a man not much older than himself with an unusual family. When Zach's sister, Evangeline, insists on dousing Logan with sunshine every time their paths cross, Logan finds his quest completely derailed. Who is truly responsible for his lost legacy, and will restoring the past satisfy if it means forfeiting a future with Evangeline?

My Thoughts

I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I was expecting to like it because it was written by  Karen Witemeyer, but it exceeded my expectations. This is not only one of my favorite Karen Witemeyer books, it's one of my all-time favorite books and it is going on my keeper shelf!

I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw the cover with a heroine with eyes that are two different colors. When I was a camper at a church camp many years ago, I had a camp counselor with two different colored eyes and I thought they were so cool!

I was gripped by the story as soon as I started reading the heartbreaking prologue. As I continued to read, I was amazed at how a family was created out of tragedy. 

You have to love a book where the hero and heroine meet while the heroine is protecting her pet pig! Yes, that's right - the heroine has a pet pig! Hezekiah the pig makes some delightful appearances in this story. 

This book contains a sweet romance, uplifting characters, and even some suspense. If you like historical Christian fiction, I highly recommend this book!

I purchased a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I Was Inspired

I absolutely love when a character in a book inspires me to be a better person and Evie does just that! She does not let the circumstances of her life get her down and she is uplifting to everyone she meets.  She is a woman of prayer. She also doesn't let the moods of others dictate her own mood. 

There is a scene where Evie does something she shouldn't. Evie realizes her mistake and confesses. I thought this was a great example of honesty and it inspired me to continue to always want to do the right thing and to admit when I make a mistake.




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