Saturday, March 7, 2015
Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
A slow, comfortable read.
Trust can be tricky - and depends a lot on the people you put your faith in. Sometimes we can be too trustful, sometimes not trusting enough. Most of us feel we're a good judge of character, and many of us have been fooled. This is an excellent example of how each can be the case.
I really enjoyed the first book in the series (this is the second). For some reason this one didn't hold my interest as well. The continuation of the gentle character of Beth Thatcher is wonderful as are the biblical life lessons. After going away from home and becoming the teacher for a small town in Canada, Beth returns home to spend time with her family and wait to hear if she will be asked back again to teach. Her relationship with the Mountie Jarrick was just beginning, so as much as she has missed her family, she has mixed feelings about going back. Her family goes on a steamship tour for the summer, leaving lots of time to think and pray. But then an on-board mystery develops involving trust of another kind.
Great quote from the book: "All we can do is to keep turning each other toward the truth - to a God who loves and cares for us..." Loved the cover.
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