In Anne Mateer's latest book, At Every Turn, the reader will find they are on a rapid race to see if Alyce can be many things -
- A woman driver in 1916 when cars were new and women drivers virtually non-existent.
- A woman driver in a competitive automobile race - when automobile racing was new and only males allowed.
- A Christian with missionary zeal to help the unfortunate children and peoples of Africa when she is confronted with photographs and stories of them.
- Compassion for people she meets who are in need from day to day.
Alyce is a daughter of wealth, but her wealthy father does not share her Christian beliefs and will not help in her desire to give $3,000 (Yes, a lot of money - especially in 1916) to the missionary from Africa. Since she has publicly pledged to give this amount, she is honor bound to produce it. But how?
Alyce's life is further complicated by deceiving folks about what she is doing even if what she is trying to accomplish is for a good cause. Also, she has trust in individuals where such trust should not be placed.
There is a sweet romance in the story with no overt involvement of the characters with one another.
A fast moving story of a young Christian lady who is not the typical lady of the times as she simply does not fit the genteel lady mold that constrains.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of At Every Turn on behalf of the author in exchange for my honest review. There was no obligation to render a positive review and all opinions expressed are solely my own.