Book Review: The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall
If you haven’t read the first three books in the Everstone Chronicles, you’re missing out. I loved them all, and book four was no exception.
Finally, Vance Everstone finds his redemption. Throughout the entirety of this wonderful series, Vance has been the black sheep of the family. From the moment I read in book two of the series that he led Meredyth Summercourt into a dreadful mistake that haunted her, I seethed at this brother who couldn’t seem to grow into his responsibility. It was refreshing to turn the first few pages and see how he’d changed.
I enjoyed a few things about this book. Violet Hawthorne pricked my heart. From the loss of her parents and home to her unwilling commitment to a trickily arranged marriage, she continues to persevere. And Vance, so new in his conversion, has so many temptations and walks beneath the shadow of his past.
To me, this book is about strength and overcoming. That anyone can find God and become a new person. That even the worst of situations can work out for the greater good for those who trust the Lord.
I love the series and highly recommend it. Five stars, no reservations!