Sunday, September 11, 2011
A Most Unsuitable Match
In “A Most Unsuitable Match” by Stephanie Grace Whitson, Fannie Rousseau has just lost her mother and does not know what she should do next. When Fannie’s father died several years earlier he left control of his business affairs to Mr. Vandekamp. Now that Fannie is all alone in the world she realizes how bad things have gotten with her financial situation. When Fannie has to go through her mother’s things she finds a stack of letters and a picture of her mother’s twin sister, Edith. Fannie has never met her aunt and did not even know her mother had a sister. She decides to go to Montana to find her aunt and to also get away from Mr. Vandekamp because he is trying to marry her off to someone that is not suitable. While on the boat bound for Montana Fannie meets Samuel Beck. Samuel is trying to find his sister and make amends with her after she ran away from home. When the boat sinks, Fannie’s servant Hannah dies and Samuel and his friend Lamar help Fannie the rest of the way to Montana. What they find in Montana is a wild and rugged land and that Fannie’s aunt is not who she portrayed herself to be in the letters. During these months Fannie and Samuel become close and realize they deeply love each other. Will Fannie and her aunt be able to move past the things that happened in the past? Will Fannie and Samuel be able to be together? I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.