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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A wonderful story

McKenzie by Penny Zeller
McKenzie Worthington knew you don’t build a marriage on shaky ground, so when she signed up to be a mail-order bride she planned to divorce the man as soon as she accomplished her goal and go home to find a man she could love.
I don’t read boo...
McKenzie by Penny Zeller
McKenzie Worthington knew you don’t build a marriage on shaky ground, so when she signed up to be a mail-order bride she planned to divorce the man as soon as she accomplished her goal and go home to find a man she could love.
I don’t read books if I don’t like the main character. Ordinarily I’d toss a novel aside with the protagonist planning before the vows were even said to divorce the bridegroom . Ah, but McKenzie’s goal shows she is a person with redeeming qualities.
We discover early that McKenzie’s sister, Kaydie, is being abused and beaten by her husband who forces his wife to assist him in robbing banks and other crimes. Now McKenzie fears her sister’s life is in danger. McKenzie needs to slip away to Montana without her parents knowing to see if she can find Kaydie and get her away from the man.
No one else in the family will help. All they’ve done is condemn Kaydie for running off and marrying the guy when they had a nice rich man picked out for her.
So McKenzie sees an advertisement from a Montana man who is looking for a mail-order bride and devises her plan. She is chosen by Zachary Sawyer to be his wife and the mother of his young adopted son. Amazing thing, Sawyer, a rancher, prayed diligently before deciding on McKenzie over other women who applied by mail.
McKenzie, however, didn’t expect him to be young, personable and handsome.
As a reader, I already knew about the pain Kaydie was going through because I read that book first (I recommend it) although Kaydie was second in the Montana Skies Series. Now we find McKenzie and Zach hurting from trouble that keeps rippling over people’s lives from wrong decisions.
But Penny Zeller skillfully takes us through the rough waters, although we feel at times we think there is little hope. That’s the way a novel should be and that’s why I lost sleep reading into the night to see what happens next.
Although she has attended church all her life and believes she is a Christian, we discover why McKenzie was able to lie when she repeated her marriage vows before God and everybody. She has no idea what’s in the Bible, but Zach introduces her to the truths through reading the Word to her every day, and it makes her hunger for more and desire to know God.
If you like historical Christian fiction, you’ll like this book. I recommend it.
Note: I was provided a review copy by the author.

posted by Adam412 on April 2, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

why bother

Since the reviews tell us everything contained in the book why bother to read it?

posted by 284752 on February 3, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    why bother

    Since the reviews tell us everything contained in the book why bother to read it?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Noooooo

    Way too religious for me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Couldn't even finish because the writing was so painful to read

    Couldn't even finish because the writing was so painful to read (poorly written)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Sucks

    If i could i would do no stars.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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