THE COURTEOUS CAD
Prudence is a strong-willed heroine who, like many, is seeking God's will for her life. The story is a bit slow, with information seemingly irrelevant to plot development. However, it picks up midway through. This is the last book of six.
Prudence Watson is seeking God's plan for her life, and she's confident that it need not include a husband. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her friend Betsy, who is a crusader for poor women in England. Prudence sets her sights on reforming the mills to save children from long hours, poor air quality and little nourishment. Will a chance encounter with William Sherbourne, an officer in the Royal Navy, affect her newfound mission? (TYNDALE, Jan., 384 pp., $12.99)
Leslie L. McKee