More Than Meets The Eye, by Karen Witemeyer, is a Patchwork Family novel. This story takes place in Texas in the 1880s. Orphans Evangeline, Zach and Seth do what they have to just to survive. They have obtained a farm and have all worked together to make it a success. Now Logan, the son of the previous owner, is back and wants the farm back.
This story is so good. Each of the characters have their strengths that make the perfect family for them. While not blood relatives, they all work together to help and protect each other even as adults. Some of the things that stand out for me in this story are the themes of we all are broken, we all have something in our past we keep hidden, as well as forgiveness and caring for others. But the things that really stands out is how Logan feels he needs to seek revenge to get the farm back for his mother, but Evangeline asks him if this is what his mother really want, is this what God wants him to do. Another thing is the extremes Zach went to in order to help Seth with his health issues and how they were able to find a way for Seth to live an normal full life. This story has mystery, suspense and a touch of romance. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Christian Historical Fiction.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing. This is my honest review.
My rating 4.7 stars
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