Friday, July 20, 2018

Book Review: More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye. Karen Witemeyer. 2018. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
1879--Fannin County, Texas
"Don't lose heart, children. We have several strong families lined up in Bonham. I'm sure we'll find good homes for each of you."
Logan Fowler has come to town with one thing and one thing only on his mind: VENGEANCE. When he was a boy, his father gambled away their house and land. As if that wasn't bad enough, his father in despair or depression decided to end his life. Logan's mother was the one who found him. She'd been broken from that moment on. Logan had to grow up way too fast. And though he's not responsible for the daily needs of seeing to his mother, he's responsible for her financial needs. (But is he responsible for her mental and emotional needs? Is it up to him to fix her? How do you even go about fixing someone's mental health?)

What Logan did not plan on was falling for an unusual one-of-a-kind woman named Eva Hamilton. With one blue eye and one brown eye her look is unforgettable. For Logan he wouldn't want it any other way. For the other folks in town, well, some think it's unnatural. And for a few unnatural is only a tiny step away from demonic. Poor Eva has been facing this kind of talk since she can remember. But she's strong and feisty when she needs to be.

Eva certainly did not plan on meeting Logan either. Their first meeting was....something. He tried to rescue her from her pet pig! As if she was in any danger. Still. She knows what it's like to feel lonesome, so she's kind and gentle with him no matter how manly-man he is. She knows that this friendship--if it blossoms--will take time and effort. Her brothers are protective of her, so she'll have to work out how to best deal with them too. Her brothers are Seth and Zach. All they've ever had is each other...

Eva may not have needed rescuing from a pig. But there is one lady in town who did need to be actually rescued. It's a good thing Eva and Logan were walking home from church services together in her hour of need....

My thoughts: What an enjoyable read! I love Karen Witemeyer's books. I do. She's one of my favorite, favorite authors. I loved this one because I absolutely loved Eva. I enjoyed spending time with her, getting to know her two brothers, and then there was Logan. Seeing Logan transform throughout the course of the book was great!

Well, she was no stranger to loss, to hurt feelings, to prejudice. But she'd decided long ago not to let pain dictate her life. (64)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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