Friday, September 16, 2011

Book review: A Most Unsuitable Match

Last week my family went on a short vacation and, as usual, we had way way too much stuff to take along.  To try to lighten the load, I decided not to bring along a book that I was almost finished reading, called A Most Unsuitable Match. About 6 hours into our trip, I was really sad that I'd made the decision to leave my new book behind, as I was anxious to find out what happened to the characters!  Here's a bit about this book, from the publisher's website:

Miss Fannie Rousseau is a young woman of privilege traveling west to uncover the truth behind a family secret.
Mr. Samuel Beck is on a mission to atone for past failures that still haunt him.
Their meeting aboard a steamboat to Montana sparks an unlikely attraction. They are opposites in every way... except in how neither one can stop thinking about the other.
Will the end of the journey bring the end of their relationship, or is it just the beginning?
When we got home from our trip, I quickly picked up my book and finished it! I thought A Most Unsuitable Match was a really enjoyable book. It's full of romance and mystery and adventure on the frontier.  It's a great story of forgiveness and love and faith as well.  I thought that all of the characters, Fannie, Samuel and all of the secondary characters were well-written.  The story moves along quickly and has a very satisfying conclusion.  I'm hoping to see some of the characters featured again in future books by the author, Stephanie Grace Whitson, and I will definitely be looking out for other books that she writes!

If you'd like to read an excerpt from A Most Unsuitable Match, you can find one on the Bethany House website.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was under no obligation to post a positive review, and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.