Ever Faithful

Karen Barnett. WaterBrook, $9.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7352-8958-1
A Brooklyn man ventures west for the first time and reinvents himself in the process in this fantastical historical novel from Barnett (The Road to Paradise). Twenty-four-year-old Nate Webber is trying to keep his family together amid the Great Depression and is nearly imprisoned after covering up for his thief brother. Instead, the police chief sends him to the Civilian Conservation Corps in an effort to protect him from a future in jail. Stationed at Yellowstone National Park, Nate is ashamed by his inability to read and write, keeping it secret from his superiors and peers. He falls under the spell of the ranger’s beautiful daughter, Elsie Brookes. Knowing she’s a “college girl” who wouldn’t be interested in an illiterate worker, he does his best to hide his growing admiration for her. As Elsie begins teaching the rowdy CCC boys, Nate captures her attention, even though a successful young ranger is also pursuing her. But as Elsie’s own attraction to Nate grows, she struggles with a dark secret of her own. Giving themselves up to faith, Nate releases his pride and Elsie her past to truly embrace each other. Barnett brings the beauty and simplicity of Yellowstone to life in this wonderful story of faith, humility, and trust. (June)
Reviewed on : 04/08/2019
Release date: 06/18/2019
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
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