Where Trust Lies (Return to the Canadian West) by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan is book two in the series. Even so, it only takes a little reading to become caught up with the previous book’s story.
Beth Thatcher has returned home for the summer after teaching in Coal Valley, part of the Canadian West. She had hoped to spend some time relaxing with the family; however, her mother decided the family should take a cruise from her home to Florida and back. Scarcely having time to enjoy being home, she’s whisked off on the cruise.
Beth had hoped to spend time with her sisters and mother. She wanted to be able to tell them about her adventures and her boyfriend, Jack “Jarrick” Thornton, but before she is able to say much of anything she is whisked off on the cruise.
While on the cruise, Julie, Beth’s younger sister, develops a friendship with Jannis, Penny and Nick. Even though Beth has no real reason for concern, she doesn’t think the three new friends are all they say they are. As time goes on Beth begins to believe that Julie’s friends may be just what she needs to avoid the boredom on board; the three are caught up in a whirlwind of tennis, roller-skating, swimming and concerts while on the ship. Julie is even able to convince the more sedate Beth to join them on several occasions.
Just before reaching New York, the Thatcher family faces a crisis that tests everyone’s faith.
Overall Where Trust Lies is a good book, lots of faith backed by scripture and rich history. My only complaint, if you could call it such, is too much packed into one story. The trips to Prince George’s Island and other ports of call are resplendently portrayed, and I would have liked to spend more time getting to know the areas.
Where Trust Lies is another enjoyable book by Janette Oke and is co-authored by her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan.
I received this book from The Book Club Network, Inc/bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.