At Every Turn
By Anne Mateer

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

Alyce Benson is impetuous, slightly spoiled and raised by a wealthy father. She has a good heart though, and when she is attending a mission service, gets caught up in the moment, pledges $3000 if the ladies can raise the matching sum. But when she asks her father for the money, he turns her down cold. Now, her problem is to figure out how to get the money on her own.

One thing goes wrong after another, but when she takes a hobby she has, love for speed and cars, she convinces her father’s mechanic to let her race secretly to get the prize money.
But nothing is ever easy; her friends start to try to make her think that her father’s mechanic and friend is not being honest with her.
Can she prove that he is what he says he is or should she trust the man that wants to marry her?

Anne Mateer has the knack for writing a story that will draw you in. Alyce is spoiled, yes, but she is also sincere in her bumbling mistakes. When she hears the missionaries, she just wants to help them so bad. I could so relate to her in that. She just really wanted to help and assumed something about her father as well. I saw that in the course of this book, she grew up a lot. I loved the talks with her grandma, and thought that romance part of it was really sweetly done. It was not over the top, or super descriptive, but was just sweet.

This book was provided for review from Bethany House Publishing. The thoughts included are my own and mine alone.

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