Friday, April 27, 2018

Book Review - Presumptions and Partiality by Rebekah Jones

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The Baileys have a simple and happy life as cotton farmers during the early years of the Great Depression. When Richard Buchanan, a wealthy single man with an interest in growing cotton moves nearby, Mrs. Bailey believes this is the perfect opportunity for her eldest daughter, Alice to marry.  After Richard leaves town, Alice turns to God to help her overcome her unhappiness.  Eloise learns of a secret when she goes to visit a friend and she struggles to believe the authenticity. Will Alice and Richard be able to reunite?

The novel was an interesting read and I love the parts with Mr. Bailey. However, I felt the story was a bit slow and didn't really pick up until the end. I have not read the Jane Austen " Pride and Prejudice" on which this novel is based on but I found this book to be an enjoyable read.

**Disclosure - I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion**

About the Book

Title: Presumption and Partiality
Author: Rebekah Jones
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction
Release Date: November 27, 2017
Among the cotton fields and farmland of Gilbert, Arizona in the early years of the Great Depression, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey live a simple, but happy life with their five daughters on a cotton farm. When the wealthy Richard Buchanan moves to town, bringing his family, a friend, and a desire to learn about cotton, Matilda Bailey is convinced that he is the perfect candidate to marry her eldest daughter, Alice.

Richard is cheerful, friendly, and likable. His friend Sidney Dennison doesn’t make such a good impression. Eloise Bailey decides he’s arrogant and self-conceited, but when Raymond Wolfe comes to town, accusing Sidney of dishonorable and treacherous conduct, Eloise is angered at the injustice of the situation.

When the Buchanan household leaves town, Alice must turn to the Lord and face, perhaps, her most difficult test in trust, while Eloise takes a trip to visit her friend and may well discover a web of deceit that she doesn’t really want to believe exists.

About the Author

Rebekah Jones
Rebekah Jones is first and foremost a follower of the Living God. She started writing as a little girl, seeking to glorify her King with her books and stories. Her goal is to write Bible-Centered, Christian Literature; books rich with interesting characters, intricate story lines, and always with the Word of God at the center. Besides writing, she is an avid reader, songwriter, pianist, singer, artist, and history student. She also loves children. She lives with her family in the Southwestern desert.


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  1. Thank you for your review and the information on "Presumptions and Partiality" by Rebekah Jones. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.

    I would love the opportunity to read this book.
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