Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Her Good Name - A Book Review

Her Good Name by Ruth Axtell is a wonderful book set in the late 1800's in the town of Holliston, Maine.  The main character, Epsy, a fisherman's daughter, dreams of having a life with Warren Brentwood, the heir of a large lumber company.  Being as they are from different classes of society she knows that she does not stand a chance so she tries to better life and takes a job at a local professor's home.

It doesn't take long for rumor's to begin to fly concerning Epsy's relationship with the professor.  Her whole world is turned upside down and she is left alone and penniless.  All she has left is her faith.  Will anyone ever believe her professed innocence and what about Warren?  Warren is has his own struggles.  He is torn between being the man society expects him to be and the man that God is calling him to be.

There are so many things I loved about this book.  I am a huge fan of historical fiction and I especially love it when and author writes a fiction story that is historical accurate and helps to enrich the readers knowledge of that time period.  Ruth Axtell did just that in Her Good Name.  I also love when an author encourages readers spiritually.  This book was rich in faith and the challenges that both Epsy and Warren faced in their efforts to do God's will was uplifting and makes the reader really think.  I also loved the the character of Epsy!  What a lovable character she was!  Always joyful no matter her situation.  Always holding her head high in-spite of the trials she is facing.  There is so much to be learned from this character.   It was a blessing to read about her and I was sorry to see the story end.

If you are a fan of historical fiction or christian romance I would highly recommend this book.  It is the first book I have read by this author, but I am confident in saying that it won't be my last!

If you would like to purchase Her Good Name you can click HERE.

To learn more about the author and the other books she has available you can find her website HERE.

***This book was provided to me through Moody Publishers blog review program in exchange for my honest review.

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