Her Good Name
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Her Good Name by Ruth Axtell was a fantastic read and one I greatly enjoyed. I liked the fact that it was based out of Maine because I don’t think I have read a lot of books from that state. While the story did not say a lot about the state itself, I still enjoyed the fact that it was a different setting.
Her Good Name tells the story from Espy and Warren’s point of views. Espy is the oldest of 11 children, living in the poorer parts of town. She spends her time taking care of her younger siblings and working to help provide for them. When she gets a job cleaning for a professor and his wife, she finally feels like she is moving in the right direction.
Warren is the only son of a wealthy family. His father owns a lumberyard business and expects Warren to take over the company someday.
Having been in grammar school together, Warren and Espy are somewhat acquainted when the pastor of their church asks them to head up a young adults group. When they try to bring their two worlds together in one group, there are definitely differences that arise and cause a strain in the group.
Meanwhile, as Espy works for the professor, he offers to tutor her. This turns out to be a bad idea as scandal arises and Espy is forced to leave town in shame.
There’s so much that happens in this book that it’s hard to write a review that covers all of it but doesn’t give anything away. Throughout all the aspects of the book I found myself living Espy’s life right along side her. Her world came alive to me as I was transported back to her time. Some of the characters in the book were hard to like, but for the most part, the cast of characters was well written and fun to get to know. I enjoyed the whole storyline and am very glad I read this book.
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.
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