She's off to the races!
up in a whirlwind of religious enthusiasm, Alyce Benson impetuously
pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. Now she just
has to find a way to get the money.
Alyce harbors a secret
passion for speed and automobiles, and she's spent many an afternoon
driving around the rustic track in the field behind her home. When she
discovers that 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 train and compete.
when her friends cast aspersions on Webster's past, she realizes she
may have trusted the wrong person with her secret. Will Alyce come up
with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her hasty
promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?
My Take: My
husband and I are big fans of NASCAR and having the history of the
races talked about in a book was really interesting and unique. I don't
think I've read a book with that as the backdrop before.
thought the main character had good intentions, but there is a cliche
about good intentions . . . I could understand her initial mistake, but
it seemed that even though she was provided information talking about
the character of Lawrence and of Webster, she ignored that (and her own
instincts) in order to believe the opposite of both men.
picturing her zooming down the roads and around the racetrack. I think
her driving fit with everything else we learn about her character.
are a couple "types" of Christian romance novels. One of them stresses
the romance and another the spiritual aspects. This talked and dealt
with her spiritual life in much greater depth and detail than her
relationship with either man.
It was an entertaining book and I thank Bethany House for providing it. Their gift in no way influenced my review.