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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Abbie Ann...Review

About the book:
Abbie Ann Kane, the youngest of Jacob Kane's three daughters, is a busy woman. Between running the Whatnot, the family's general store, being active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and assisting the elderly citizens of Sandy Shores, Michigan, she has little time for frivolous matters. And those include matters of the heart. When the recently divorced Noah Carson comes to town with son Toby in tow to pursue a shipbuilding business, Abbie Ann tries to keep her distance-especially when his flagrant ex-wife shows up. But God has other plans in mind!

Third in the Daughter's of Jacob Kane series, I think this was my favorite. Abbie was the somewhat annoying younger sister in each of the first two books. Here, she comes into her own and readers will find a delightful young heroine.

As Abbie falls for Noah, she must also work through her issues of his divorce and her fear that he doesn't completely walk with God. Noah must heal from the struggles of his past and as he does, he learns about forgiveness.

I found the subjects of boat building and women's suffrage fascinating. I'm familiar with the Christian Temperance Union and its work to help women, and Sharlene McLaren's approach to the subject was terrific. With engaging, charming characters and a bit of drama and mystery like we find in the previous two books, this is a fitting end to the trilogy. (Although, I'd love to see a fourth book about Jacob and Rita...)

Thanks to First Wildcard and Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Sharlene McLaren here. You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 6/10

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4/5 Stars

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