Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review: Catherine's Pursuit by Lena Nelson Dooley



Catherine's Pursuit by Lena Nelson Dooley
Realms, 05 February 2013

In book three of the McKenna's Daughters series, Catherine McKenna begins a journey to find her lost sisters that turns into a spiritual journey for the entire McKenna family.

I've been looking forward to the conclusion of this trilogy and to find out what happened with the third sister, Catherine McKenna.

Upon turning eighteen, Catherine discovers that she is a triplet, and that because her mother died in childbirth, her father had given up her two sisters for adoption.  She's determined to find her sisters, despite her father refusing to help her.

Used to having her own way and not being denied, Catherine embarks on a journey with her lady's maid in search of her sisters.  Along the way she discovers what it is to be part of a larger family, and to think of others needs instead of always her own.

Thankfully her father has the good sense to send  his trusted employee, Collin, after Catherine when he discovers her disappearance.  Collin has his own issues of failure and insecurities.  In helping Catherine with her quest, he discovers there's more to this spoilt ice princess than he first thought.  And through his increased intimacy with Catherine and her father, as well as befriending Catherine's soon to be brother-in-law, he meets with God and is able to find the forgiveness and love his soul has been needing.

The reunions are sweet, and there are inevitable tears to shed as you read this book.  So nice to see all sisters together again :)



Helen's favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element.  She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA.  She's not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.

Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.

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