Aw, yes. Now here is a story that is pure HCR heaven. I will be readin’ this little ‘ol novel again, no doubt!
Book Rating: Up All Night'er
This lovely book begins with a bang! A train robbery has Emmalyne Madsen shaking with fear. The robbers are taking women off the train to who-knows-where and for who-knows-what! And to her utter despair and fear, one of the robbers takes her as well!
Thayne Kendrich desperately needs a teacher for his son, and he will do anything to get just the right one—even if it involves kidnapping! Who would have known that God had his hand in all of this from the very beginning?!
I love these two characters! They will capture you immediately. I was thrilled that much of the first half focuses solely on them! It gives you a chance to really get acquainted with who they are and see their relationship develop. I’ve read a lot of books recently with gobs of characters in them, and I found it very refreshing to have relatively few in this one.
There is a lot that happens throughout this book—lots of rescues, and lots of drama. I loved it all! Thayne is completely dreamy. If you don’t fall in love with him, I will be surprised!
The twist near the end was intriguing and the climax is very exciting! As for the spiritual elements of the story, there really isn’t very much. I would have liked to see more of it throughout, but the bit that was there I thought was well integrated.
Overall, this story is loads of fun. It's a great read for the weekend when you need a good pick-me-up. I highly recommend!!