Friday, January 20, 2012

Giveaway & Review ~ A Most Unsuitable Match

I read this book months ago and didn't realize I had not posted my review until this week. Even though I'm not a professional reviewer, I take my obligation to write and post reviews seriously.

I humbly apologize to the author, Stephanie Grace Whitson, and Bethany House Publishers for my oversight.

History Brought to Life through a Surprising Romance

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

There are many thought provoking elements in this book but the main one that comes to my mind is discovery.

At age 18, Fannie sets off on a journey to Montana Territory in search of an aunt whom she has never met. She feels alone in the world and just wants to connect with someone since the death of her mother. The trials she encounters along the way change her from a spoiled, sheltered girl into a woman of substance. She gains strength - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Kind of sounds like life, huh?

Samuel longs to find his only sister who ran away years before. His journey will not only lead him into an unexpected but marvelously life changing vocation, he will also discover friendship and a deep, abiding love with Fannie. Kind-hearted is a most appropriate way to describe him.

Along the way, both Fannie and Samuel individually face what seem to be insurmountable odds but they persevere, overcoming fears and temptations, emerging with a stronger faith and love for one another. With a spiritual thread that is strong and sure, A Most Unsuitable Match is a beautifully written voyage of discovery, full of adventure, familial longing, heartache, and romance, making it a deeply satisfying read!

Bethany House provided a copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive one, just my honest opinion, which I have done. No other compensation has been, or will be, received.

Author Bio

Stephanie Grace Whitson, bestselling author and two time Christy Award finalist, pursues a full-time writing and speaking career from her home studio in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her husband and blended family, her church, quilting, and Kitty--her motorcycle--all rank high on her list of "favorite things". You can visit her on the web at

To purchase your copy:


Bethany House


Read an Excerpt below
A Most Unsuitable Match

I'll share my review copy. Leave a comment. US ONLY! (lower 48) Ends Jan 25th!!!


  1. This sounds like a great story, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    Wendy Newcomb

  2. I've read several of Stephanie's books and enjoyed them very much ("Sixteen Brides" was my favorite). It would be a joy to win your copy of "A Most Unsuitable Match." Thanks for giving it away.

  3. I loved this book, though I don't own it so thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Ann, bless you for being so conscientious ... and for saying nice things. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I love the idea that you are going to pass it on to another reader. You go!

  5. I'm am hearing wonderful things about A Most Unsuitable Match, I'd love to be entered.

  6. Hi Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to come by and leave a comment! That's so sweet :)

  7. Hey Pam, Sixteen Brides was a great book! I think you'll love all the characters in this one too :)

  8. Wow a Steamboat to Montana! The communication we have now was not available back them. I hope he finds his sister.
    Would love to read this one!

  9. I like the cover and the book looks like one I would enjoy! Thanks!

  10. I want to read this book so much. I was disappointed when I was unable to to get it from Bethany House's Review program. The book looks good!

    Jen.whitney08 at gmail dot com

  11. This sounds like an amazing book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


  12. Please sign me up. I have wanted to read this book for awhile. Thanks.

  13. I would love to be entered for Stephanie's book.....have heard so many good things about her writing!

  14. I was going to answer each comment this morning but when I came to look there were already several, so just let me say Thank You Ladies! Hope you're having a blessed weekend :)

  15. Thank you for the giveaway..sounds like a great book..

  16. Please enter me in your Contest, I love reading your Books and can't wait to get my hands on this one (smile)
    Blessings to all


  17. Anne, this sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it with us. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thanks and God Bless,

  18. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read it.

  19. I love the cover of the book and it sounds like such a wonderful story. I love reading books from this time frame. Please enter me.


  20. I, like Jen Whitney, wanted to get this from Bethany House's review program but was unable to get it. i'd love to win your review copy (and then pass it along to her!)

  21. The ladies at my church love her books!

  22. Sounds like an intriguing read. I read a lot about this book when it first came out, but never had the opportunity to read it. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  23. Anne - Thanks for passing along your copy. Would love to win the book for our church library.
    smoore at tcq dot net

  24. If I'm not too late...


  25. I love Stephanie Grace Whitson, she is my absolute favorite Christian writer! I have read everything so far, except this one! LOL I do own it, just haven't read it yet!
    Nice post!

  26. Thanks, Wendy! I know all about books accumulating and trying to find time to read them :) Thanks for coming by. Hope you have a great weekend!


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