Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review-Where Trust Lies By Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan

Where Trust Lies
By:  Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
Publisher:  Bethany House

Beth  Thatcher, an Eastern socialite, has been living and teaching in the wilderness of Coal Valley in Western Canada for the past year.  Her heart is in turmoil because she feels she no longer belongs among the rich and elite.  Upon arriving home she is immediately spirited off on a cruise for a girl’s family holiday.  Beth realizes it will not be easy to reconnect with her mother and her sisters after the poverty of Coal Valley.  Her younger sister makes some poor decisions that will put her life in danger and Beth does all she can to keep that from happening…Will she succeed?  Will she return to Coal Valley?  Will she be able to reunite with her family?  All these questions will be answered as you turn the pages of this beautiful novel. 

This is the second book in the Canadian West Series. The first book finds Beth leaving her pampered life style to teach in the Coal Valley.  This book starts as the year of teaching in Coal Valley ends with the hope of being hired to return in the Fall.  Although the hardships have been many, she finds the people of Coal Valley have stolen her heart.  She returns home with a heavy heart because she no longer fits into that pampered life-style.  She finds her mother’s attitude trying and her sister are superficial.  She does however with God’s help try to rebuild her ties with her family.  The description of the cruise along the St. Lawrence made you feel like you were right there experiencing all the beauty Beth saw.   This was a heart-warming story and I cannot wait until the next in the series. 
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Bethany House, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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