“Jayne’s Endeavour” by Lauren Compton

“Reids never give up.” The words once held so much truth. But at eighteen, Jayne Reid is beginning to wonder if she can live up to that standard.

When puzzling strangers appear and odd things start to happen, Jayne and her two younger sisters must find a solution-or lose everything.

What mystery lurks in the shadows of the Australian bush? Who is the man in town who thinks he can buy and bully anyone he wishes? And is it all somehow connected with their new farmhand?

Journey with Jayne as she struggles to change fear into boldness and boldness into a trusting relationship with her Heavenly Father. What adventure lies ahead?

Life in 19th century Australia overflows with hardship . . . Will Jayne have the courage to find the answers?

Author: Lauren Compton

Rating: ★★★★★ (five stars)

Bible Translation Used: King James Version

Controversial: Mentions someone pregnant, but other than that, I don’t remember anything else.

Romance: Man and lady touch (nothing inappropriate, and this man is a LOT older than her, like her father’s age) and are alone.

Age: 13+, all ages if some details were left out

Note: I won an e-copy of this book in a giveaway. I was not required to leave a review, nor was any review persuaded to be positive.

Okay, I’ve never read an Australian book, so this was a first. I really enjoyed it! I love how Jayne was constantly reminded of Bible truths. This was not one of the books you can easily guess the ending. The spelling was different than I’m used to (Australian), and the life the Reids lived was very interesting.

This book would be great for all ages, though I’d leave a few minor details out if reading to younger children (blood, etc.). Overall, I’d recommend this to all my friends!

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