At Every Turn
by Anne Mateer
has a tendency to be impulsive, and it has landed her in hot water more than
once. This time, she pledges three thousand dollars toward missionary work in
Africa. Her wealthy father refuses to have any part of church related donations,
so Alyce must rely on her own resources. Unfortunately, she
can’t think of anything to do to raise the money. Except drive. Despite the fact that it is 1916, she has her
own car and loves to drive. She does manage
to raise a bit of money by offering taxi and errand services. But it’s not
bulb goes on in Alyce’s head when she learns that her father decides to enter
his race car in an event in Chicago. Alyce convinces her father’s mechanic
Webster to let her drive in the race. For you see, the winning driver gets a
large sum of money, plenty to cover her commitment to the mission fund.
Trotter, one of Alyce’s father’s employees, expresses an interest in courting
Alyce. Her parents want to see her settle down and get married and encourage
the match. Alyce likes Lawrence’s attention, for the most part. She also enjoys
common interests and camaraderie with Webster, who somehow seems more down to
earth than Lawrence does.
may want to buckle up, for Alyce truly does face something at every turn,
whether it’s a need in the community or overseas, or a race consisting of only
male drivers. Or two young men that she admires. Her tender yet impetuous heart entangles her far beyond her
Mateer tells an engaging story with likeable characters and unexpected events. Her
attention to detail is subtle, rich, and effective; I had no trouble imagining what
Alyce’s world looked and felt like. It’s a fun read, yet one that makes you
think about where your heart’s priorities lie. This is the first book I’ve read
by Ms. Mateer; it won’t be the last.
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This book was provided free of charge for review purposes from Bethany House Publishers.The opinions expressed are solely my own, and no compensation was received.
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