Thursday, March 13, 2014

At every turn

Book review for: At every turn
By: Anne Mateer
 Genre: Christian fiction, Historical fiction

Back cover description:

Caught up in a whirlwind of religious fervor when two missionaries speak at her church, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. She's certain her wealthy father will simply hand her the money. But when he refuses, she must either stand up in front of the congregation and admit failure, or raise the money herself.

Alyce harbors a secret passion for speed and automobiles. It's 1916, and the latest advancements in car engines allow some to post speeds upwards of seventy miles per hour! When she discovers her father's company has sponsored a racing car that will compete in several upcoming events--races in which the driver will be paid and could win as much as five thousand dollars in prize money--she conspires with her father's mechanic, Webster, to secretly train and compete.

But as Alyce comes across needs in her own community, money slips through her fingers faster than she can earn it. And when her friends cast aspersions on Webster's past, she believes she might have trusted the wrong man with her secret. Will Alyce come up with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?


Main Characters: 

Alyce- As the main character of the book Alyce is very adventurous, and full of spunk! She loves the Lord and wants to share the gospel to those all around her but often her zeal gets her into trouble.

Webster- Webster is Alyce's closest friend and her father's mechanic. He is a normally quiet fellow with a kind heart.

Mr.Trodder- To me a very unlikable man. I never liked him during the whole book. In the beginning he comes across as a charming guy to some but in the end his true colors come out.


Alyce has a heart for people. And she has a heart for God! When a missionary comes to her town she feels the need to send money for their work. But she offers without really having the money. She quickly finds out raising 3,000 dollars in such a short amount of time is harder than she realizes and her last resort to get the money in time is to enter into a automobile race. Only she keeps this secret to herself and disastrous things happen because of it.

My thoughs:

I thought this was a delightful book well worth my time! I loved the main character, I enjoyed the story, and the author did a great job at writing a entertaining book. This is probably not one of my favorite books but is definitly something I'd recommend to you bookworms out there =)

My rating: 

The best-- great--good-- It was OK -- not worth reading -- I hated it



Brittney Johnson is just your average (and crazy) teenage girl serving an extraordinary God. She loves reading amazing books, writing stories, and dreaming about someday publishing a book. She loves to blog and would be so glad if you read her posts, comment, and maybe even follow

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