Monday, March 9, 2015

The Lady Fugitive by Ada Brownell

Title: The Lady Fugitive
Author: Ada Brownell
Pages: 284
Year: 2014
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing
Note: I received a free copy of this eBook through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     How does a respected elocutionist become a face on a wanted poster?

     Jenny Louise Parks escapes from the coal bin and her abusive uncle offers a handsome reward for her return. Because he is a judge, he will find her.

     Determination to remain free grips Jenny, especially after she meets William and there’s a hint of romance. But while peddling household good and showing a Passion of the Christ moving picture, he discovers his father’s brutal murder.

     Will Jenny avoid the bounty hunters? Can she forgive the person who turns her in? Will she find peach, joy and love?

My review:

     This book is an enjoyable light diversion.

     This story is set in 1908 Colorado. Most of the characters are either mean evil people or believe in Christ and it is very easy upon first introduction to tell who is who. The two main characters, Jenny and William are well developed and their background is presented. I was able to connect with both of them and start to root for them in each situation they faced.

     The plot of the story moved along quickly keeping my interest to see what would happen next. The one thing that caused me to drop a star in my rating is that it was a little unbelievable how quickly problems were solved. This isn’t an especially long book and yet Jenny and William were faced with an unusually large number of problems and dangerous situations for the length of the book. They breezed through each one and seemingly were unfazed by them. This is really why I called it a “light diversion.”

     I was not bothered by the amount of scripture that was presented throughout the story. I know that there are people that would not like it though and wanted to mention it so you won’t be caught unaware. Many of the characters are Christians and speak freely about their belief to each other and to those who don’t believe.

     I am giving this book a 4 star rating. I do recommend it.

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