Sunday, March 31, 2013

Siri Mitchell Book Review

Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell is set in 1910 and involves the candy making business. I learned a lot of information about how they did things back then! That's one of the reasons why I absolutely love historical fiction. Anyway, it was pretty interesting, but I wouldn't say it was the best Siri Mitchell book. It didn't compare to the quality of Love's Pursuit and The Messenger, but it was still a great read. :-)

Lucy Kendall has just returned from a year abroad. She is excited to show her father all the best candies she brought back from Europe, but once home she is told that her father had a heart attack and couldn't have too much excitement or stress. She is dealt another blow when she finds out that their family candy business would have to be sold - and probably to Royal Taffy, her father's first candy factory that was stolen from him by Warren Clark. Lucy is determined to save City Confectionary from Royal Taffy at all cost.

Charlie Clark's father left him when he was seven years old, but when he lands into trouble his mother asks his dad to take him under his wing. Mr. Clark owns Royal Taffy and is happy to have Charlie on board to help with the business. Charlie wants to hate his dad, but the more he is with him the more he wants his approval and love.

When Charlie and Lucy met they didn't know each other's identity, and immediately felt a connection. Once they found out who they really were they parted ways, and Lucy started to wage war against Royal Taffy more fiercely than ever. How much will Lucy lose from her persistence to keep the factory? Will Charlie be able to have Lucy and still be with his dad?

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was different, and it explained very well how God can and will forgive anyone for their sins. It doesn't matter how big or small it may seems in our eyes because to God we are all the same - sinners saved by grace. :-)

I was given this book free from Bethany House as long as I review it. I am not required to give a positive review.


Siri Mitchell said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. After several serious stories, my lighter side was begging to be released! Thanks for taking the time to write and post a review.

Maria said...

Oh, my goodness!!!! So excited you left a comment!! I've read all your books by the way. :-) Can't wait for your next one.