The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton

They bumped into each other.  She thought he was kind.  He knew she was God’s gift.  And they went their separate ways.  Until, after the death of her mother, Tamsen must finally flee her stepfather, in fear for her life.  Then she and Jessie must befriend each other, it’s a matter of life or death.

During their journey together, Tamsen must learn to trust God and His plan.  Tamsen’s wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid, is pursuing them, Jessie has been charged with murder, and both of the escapees are harboring secrets about their lives.  Tamsen wasn’t born to the wild of the wilderness, but she finds that her new life is just what she wanted.  And her rescuer may be the man God has in mind.

What I Liked:

I really enjoyed how Tamsen wasn’t spoiled or unwilling to work.  So many times in books the heroine is dainty and refuses to do anything.  It’s become cliche.  However, Tamsen is strong and yet very feminine.  She is just what Jessie needs.

The book is well written, carefully crafted, and very easy to read.

What I Didn’t Like As Much:

The “romance” between Jessie and Tamsen was tactfully handled, but it still got to be a bit much.  I would be uncomfortable recommending this book to many people because of that.  Read with discretion.

Rating 4 out 5 stars

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