Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"Jayne's Endeavour" by Lauren Compton -- Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

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

About the Book

Genre: Historical Christian Fiction
Page Count: 276
Age Range: 12-18
Series: Book 1 of The JOY Series

Mysterious strangers, a Scripture verse, and a threat.

“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 to 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?

The JOY Series

The JOY Series follows three sisters on a quest to keep their parents’ legacy and dreams alive. Loaded with 19th century Australian adventure, it’s a series full of intrigue, adventure, and faith for ages 12 and up!

My Thoughts

As far as I can remember, I have never read a book set in Australia, so that was intriguing to me. I liked the information about the Land Act. I liked Jayne and her sisters and how they were each unique individuals. I liked the biblical spiritual thread through the story and how their names had special meanings. I expected a romance so was a little disappointed that there wasn't any. I'm not sure what genre this book would fit in, though. I suppose there was a little bit of mystery surrounding Mr. Lamberton and Cass, but they didn't seem like it was a driving force of the story.  I was a little shocked when Aiden turned out to be 13 as back then that seems like at that age they would have been treated more like a man than a child. I was imagining him as more along the age that Imogen is and she would be four or so. The book stopped rather abruptly and left me wanting more. I look forward to finding out more of the Reid sisters' stories and what Imogen and Aiden's story might be.

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About the Author

Lauren Compton lives in Australia on a sheep farm—surrounded by mountains and plenty of Aussie wildlife! From a young age she has loved books and writing-related things (yep, that includes spending ages in the writing supplies department!). Now she has embarked on a mission to write books that both entertain AND encourage. Her desire is to weave stories that point readers to her Heavenly Father while at the same time being a whole lot of fun!

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Be sure to follow along for author interviews, fun posts, and exclusive giveaways!

Monday 25th May Abby Rose @ Photos by Abby Rose  |Review

Tuesday 26th May Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls |Review and Excerpt

Wednesday 27th May Becky @ Blossoms and Blessings | Review and Exclusive Giveaway Erika @ Resting Life | Review and Excerpt

Thursday 28th May Katja @ Old-Fashioned Book Love |Review
Malachi @ Brainstorms with Rain |Book Spotlight

Monday 1st June—Release Day!!Kaitlyn @ Maidens for Modesty |Review and Guest Post
Lauren @ Novels That Encourage |Release Day Post

Tuesday 2nd June Rebekah @ Read Another Page |Review and Author Interview

Wednesday 3rd June Kassie @ Soldier Girl Stories |Review and Exclusive Giveaway
Esther @ Purposeful Learning |Book Spotlight, Recipe

Thursday 4th June Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise | Book Spotlight, Guest Post

Monday 8th June Ryana Lynn @ Life of Heritage |Review, Author Interview, Exclusive Giveaway

Tuesday 9th June Michaela @ Tangled Up in Writing |Review and Book Spotlight
Abigail @ Read, Review, Rejoice | Book Spotlight and Guest Post

Wednesday 10th June
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books | Review, Excerpt, Author Interview

Thursday 11th June Tara @ Tower in the Plains | Review and Recipe
Laura @ Beautiful Things |Book Spotlight
Lauren @ Novels That Encourage |Tour Wrap Up

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

1 comment:

Lauren Compton said...

Thanks so much for participating in my tour and reviewing Jayne’s Endeavour, Becky! I really appreciate it! I’m glad you got to read an Aussie book! ;) I’ll have to get writing so you can find out the rest of the story! :D