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Anne Mateer’s At Every Turn


Caught up in a whirlwind of religious fervor when two missionaries speak at her church, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. She’s certain her wealthy father will simply hand her the money. But when he refuses, she must either stand up in front of the congregation and admit failure, or raise the money herself.
Alyce harbors a secret passion for speed and automobiles. It’s 1916, and the latest advancements in car engines allow some to post speeds upwards of seventy miles per hour! When she discovers her father’s company has sponsored a racing car that will compete in several upcoming events–races in which the driver will be paid and could win as much as five thousand dollars in prize money–she conspires with her father’s mechanic, Webster, to secretly train and compete.
But as Alyce comes across needs in her own community, money slips through her fingers faster than she can earn it. And when her friends cast aspersions on Webster’s past, she believes she might have trusted the wrong man with her secret. Will Alyce come up with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?

  This book was fun and light-hearted. It takes you back to simpler times and sometimes that is just the kind of novel you need to read. Alyce is a girl to be admired. I loved how she gave of herself to be a blessing to others. I love that she wanted people to see Jesus in her time after time. Her heart to get people saved challenged me.  I was a little skeptical that deception was the way to get things done, but overall I enjoyed this novel. Webster was a sweetheart of a hero and you couldn’t help but like him too. I think the only real problem with this novel was that it was too short! I really wanted to find out more about Webster and Alyce. Recommended!

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