More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer ~ Review

Lucie's Review:
The first in a new series by Karen Witemeyer it follows three unwanted orphans who met on the orphan train, banded together and made their own family.

Zach is the oldest, he is a gruff, protector, with a heart of gold. Seth is scrawny, with asthma, who reads everything he can get his hands on. Both of them are very protective of Evie, who has face prejudice because of her different colored eyes. They find a safe place out of town where Seth is free of asthma and Evie can wander the hills with her pet pig, Hezekiah.

Logan Fowler is a man bent on revenge, he wants to ruin the man who hurt his family, but he isn't expecting to find Evie. He tells himself that befriending her isn't a lie, and he is intrigued by her beautiful eyes.

Will Evie and Logan find in each other More Than Meets the Eye?

Logan is an unexpected hero who bursts onto the scene--literally. He has a bent for revenge, but the more that he gets to know Evie and her family, the more he comes to realize that he needs to come clean about his reasons for coming to them. I like how he encourages Evie, and urges her to pay not attention to the ignorant townspeople who fling their painful insults. I liked the dialog between him and Evie.

Evie has a big heart, despite being hurt by people's ignorance. She is kind, honest, and gives a first impression of naivety, but has a level of spiritual maturity that shines through. I love her pet pig, who brings a lot of humor to this riveting novel.

I liked this book from the beginning, and how you don't only see the relationship of the main characters, but also get to know Evie's brothers, and their new friend Christie, a deaf girl who can speak and read lips. There are great characters, humor, faith, mystery, with an action packed conclusion. I liked the theme of giving God control, and trusting in His plan and not our own. I couldn't put it down, it was an absolute delight to read. This is one of my favorite books so far by this author!

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