Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Book Review: "Finding Me"

When Kelli Huddleston’s father and stepmother are killed in a car accident, Kelli makes discoveries which suggest the life she has been leading is a lie. She discovers that she doesn't know who she really is; in fact, her name might not even be Kelli. On impulse, she drives from California to Tennessee intending to discover the truth without revealing her secrets to others who’ve been deceived by her father's scheme. Her mission turns out to be much more difficult to accomplish than she’d ever believed.

I loved this new novel, Finding Me, by Kathryn Cushman. She does a beautiful job of creating impossible situations for well-meaning characters, characters readers can’t help care about while being frustrated with results of the choices they make. When they come to their senses, it is such a relief.

Of course, Kenmore was my favorite character. He’s one readers won’t want to miss—a former friend of Kelli’s father, an instant father figure to mentor her through the complications of her adventure in Tennessee, also a human being in need of her gifts. This relationship and what came of it was one highlight of the story. Lacey and Mrs. Birdyshaw were treasures as well.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this honest review. I recommend it to fans of contemporary Christian fiction, of modern day damsels in distress in need of God’s gentle guidance.

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