Friday, February 27, 2015

Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke

Where Trust Lies was my first book to read which was co-authored by Laurel Oke Logan and her mom, famed author, Janette Oke.  It was obvious as I began reading this story that it was the second in a series and I was left in the dark about some previous happenings.  The book (or rather, this series), is also a companion story to another book by Janette Oke, When Calls the Heart, which was also made into a Hallmark movie.

The premise of this story is about a young woman named Beth Thatcher who came from a wealthy family from Toronto with three daughters--of which she was the middle daughter.  Beth was an adventurer and had traveled to the west (in the first book) to teach.  There she met a young man who was a Mountie and he'd stolen her heart.  Beth comes home only in hopes that she'll be called to go back to the West as the teacher when the school starts in the fall.  But for now, she has a summer to enjoy with her family.

When she comes home, a plan has been made for the women of the family to join friends on a luxurious steamship which will tour Canada and parts of the United States.  Beth finally agrees to go once her father agrees to forward any mail or messages she might get about the teaching position.  Beth's younger sister quickly takes up with some young women and a young man traveling with the less privileged on the ship.  This friendship gives Beth pause...and quickly turns into something more treacherous.

I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars.  It was a sweet story.

Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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