Review (Christian Fiction): A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson

A Most Unsuitable Match
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Copyright 2011
Bethany House Publishers
336 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0881-2
Historical Fiction

From the publisher:
Miss Fannie Rousseau is a young woman of privilege traveling west to uncover the truth behind a family secret.

Mr. Samuel Beck is on a mission to atone for past failures that still haunt him.

Their meeting aboard a steamboat to Montana sparks an unlikely attraction. They are opposites in every way... except in how neither one can stop thinking about the other.

Will the end of the journey bring the end of their relationship, or is it just the beginning?

My Review:
~2.5 stars~
This summer has been the year for great historical reads and last summer was a great time to be a reader too. I enjoyed Stephanie Grace Whitson's 2010 release, Sixteen Brides however this book left a lot to be desired. From the back cover copy and all of the reviews I had read I was expecting a lot of drama and a great plot but the first half of the story seemed like it wasn't going anywhere. The setting of the story is definitely interesting and a bit different from the usual western fare of cowboys and dusty trails with its steamboats and roustabouts but from there not much else caught my attention. Halfway through there wasn't more than a hint of romance and I kept waiting and waiting to discover who Fannie's aunt Edith really was! Samuel Reck was very intriguing but since I didn't finish the book I can't say for sure if he was a great hero or not. I'm very sad to say that other than the pretty cover I wasn't a fan of this book. Ms. Whitson is a very talented author but this story just didn't float my boat (no pun intended).

Read my review of SIXTEEN BRIDES

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*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my thoughts on the book.*



  1. I love the cover of this book! Too bad that that store didn't capture your attention.

  2. I may read it eventually, but I wasn't a fan of Sixteen Brides. She gets props for great covers, though.

  3. awww that's too bad! thanks for the honest review, Renee!


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