Friday, June 6, 2014

She Shall Be Praised Book Review

About the Book
When socialite Emma Crowell stops the carriage on the way to Portland to 'exercise' her new puppy, the last thing she expects is to be left behind in decidedly unsuitable attire, let alone kidnapped. Fortunately, she is soon found by local rancher Peter Lowery. Unfortunately, he has no intention of abandoning his livelihood to take her back to civilization until the fall. He will, however, provide food, shelter and safety, and in return he expects Emma to earn her keep.

Emma is surprised to find she enjoys the challenges of life at the cabin and feels drawn to Peter and his young son Robby. But though willing to learn, no matter how she tries, she never seems to live up to expectations. As Emma seeks God's guidance and aspires to the picture of womanhood shown in the 31st chapter of Proverbs, Peter comes to realize that he may be underestimating the strength and character behind this woman's beauty. 

 My Review

Look at this cover. Amazing! This is one of my all time favorite book covers, I wanted to jump into the picture. Now for the story line. This book is unique in a few ways. The main character Emma has been raised as a wealthy young lady. When she heads out west in a carriage things do not go as planned. Traveling with a puppy in a carriage is one thing but getting lost in the woods because of this puppy causes some problems. This part of the story was a bit unrealistic to me as she is kidnapped by thieves, and then rescued by a rancher, Peter. In any case it's about her struggles to survive in the woods for the entire summer. Her attitude really grated on my nerves until the end of the book where she finally didn't act like a snob. I know this was the point of the author but her constant, "that's impossible" drove me nuts. I loved the setting and I actually liked Peter throughout the book. Overall the story line was a tad slow but still entertaining. 
I rate 3 1/2 stars. 
I will say you don't need to read the previous books in the serious to enjoy this book.

"I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review."

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