Review: More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer

July 26, 2018

Title: More Than Meets the Eye
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9780764212833
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018

About the Book:
When Her Family Is Threatened, She Doesn't Expect Falling in Love to Be Their Best Defense

Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Evangeline has fought to find her way in a world that constantly rejects her. Yet the support of even one person can help overcome the world's judgments, and Evangeline has two--Seth and Zach, fellow orphans she now counts as brothers.

Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright and destroyed his family, Logan Fowler arrives in 1880s Pecan Gap, Texas, to confront Zach Hamilton, the hardened criminal responsible for his father's death. Only instead of finding a solitary ruthless gambler, he discovers a man not much older than himself with an unusual family. And when Hamilton's unique sister, Evangeline, insists on dousing Logan with sunshine every time they cross paths, Logan finds his quest completely derailed. Who is truly responsible for his lost legacy, and will restoring the past satisfy if it means forfeiting a future with Evangeline?
My Thoughts:
Karen Witemeyer is an author who is able to bring out the full range of emotions while reading her stories. More Than Meets the Eye is no different. However, this story starts out a little sad, but from sadness, comes a wonderful legacy and some fun moments.

Evangeline Hamilton is a girl, who since a young age has dealt with some hard issues. She lost her parents young and was sent out west on an orphan train. In the process of being on the search for a new family, she was rejected by many for her heterochromia, two colored eyes. When tragedy strikes, she finds the family she needs when she least expected it. We jump ahead several years to when she is nineteen and follow her and her brothers on their very own farm.

One day when out and about, she meets her new neighbor Logan, in a very unique way. The meeting then left a memory when Logan. Evangeline thinks she has made a friend that can look past her unique eyes, but little does she know that Logan has been brought to the area for other reasons.

Following Logan and Evangeline in this story was interesting. The story led me to a different area then what I was expecting, it wasn't bad, but enjoyable. This story was a lighter story then previous Karen Witemeyer books and offered a couple of different plots circulating around, but in the end tied together well.

This story was interesting to in that you start thinking, oh, this character is the going to not be exactly the bad guy, but the advisory, then you start thinking, nope, I was wrong, maybe this! Then nope. I liked how it kept me guessing and kept the story twisting around.  

The characters were well developed and enjoyed the different personalities. I'm happy that the book left it set up to carry the story on.

This was an enjoyable story!

4 out of 5

About the Author:
Karen Witemeyer

Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children.

Learn more about Karen and her books at

Thank you to Bethany House, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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