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More Than Meets the Eye
by Karen Witemeyer
From the back cover:
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?
About the author:
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Winner of the ACFW Carol Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA® and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. Learn more at www.karenwitemeyer.com or join her private Facebook group-The Posse.
Do you judge a book by its cover? Do you judge a girl by her appearance? If we’re honest, we probably all do. We draw conclusions based on what we see.
Set in the late 1800s, More Than Meets the Eye tackles social issues such as superstition, prohibition, and orphans as well as personal issues of justice, forgiveness, and love. Heavy topics, but the overarching humor and hope lighten the air throughout.
The cast of varied characters held my attention, but it was Evangeline’s determined optimism that often had me shaking my head. Oh, to hold onto the hope she did despite her struggles!
If you’re looking for a fun historical with a bit of intrigue, you’ll want to check out this start to Karen Witemeyer’s Patchwork Family series. I’m looking forward to the next one already!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)