Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Karen Witemeyer, review by Paula Shreckhise

More Than Meets The Eye (Patchwork Family) by Karen Witemeyer is the first in a series of books set in 1894 Texas.

“When her family is threatened, she doesn’t expect falling in love to be their defense” 

This book is set in Pecan Gap, Texas, 1894.

Everybody is hiding secrets: Evangeline Hamilton, with her mismatched eyes is considered a freak. Evie, along with her adopted brothers, Zach and Seth, are hiding their real last names so they can continue as a family. Logan Fowler is hiding his identity as he seeks justice for his mother— or is it revenge? The main characters keep asking themselves: Where do my loyalties lie? As circumstances change, so do those definitions of justice and revenge. Can the love of God and human devotion overcome and unite these very different people?

Karen Witemeyer delivers a delightful story with her signature humor and fiesty heroine and a hero who is trying to do the right thing. She causes the reader to ponder the issues of prejudice and acceptance, forgiveness and reconciliation. And whose justice should we really be seeking?

A satisfying and exciting conclusion to this old west tale will make you glad you ventured into Pecan Gap.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing. I was under no obligation to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

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? 

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  1. Karen's stories are consistently on the mark! You know you're in for a good, satisfying story that will keep you on the pages! Thanks Paula!

  2. I say this about every book by Karen, this is one of my favorite ones! I just love her writing, she always takes me on an adventure in her stories :-) Can't go wrong with her!


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