More Than Meets the Eye (Patchwork Family #1) by Karen Witemeyer

More Than Meets the Eye (Patchwork Family #1)

Seeking justice against the man who destroyed his family, Logan Fowler arrives in Pecan Gap, Texas, to confront the person responsible. But his quest is derailed when, instead of a hardened criminal, he finds an ordinary man with a sister named Evangeline--an unusual beauty with mismatched eyes and a sweet spirit that he finds utterly captivating.


Details More Than Meets the Eye (Patchwork Family #1)

TitleMore Than Meets the Eye (Patchwork Family #1)
ISBN9780764212833
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
LanguageEnglish
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian, Historical Romance, Christian Romance
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Reviews More Than Meets the Eye (Patchwork Family #1)

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    2018-06-02
    About this book:“Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Eva 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 Eva has two--Seth and Zach, two former orphans she now counts as brothers. Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright ...
  • Tricia Mingerink
    2018-06-18
    This book is SO GOOD!!!!! The beginning prologue is absolutely heartwrenching (I was tearing up, and I rarely do that). Then the rest of the book is so hilarious with plenty of action thrown in the mix. At this point, Karen Witemeyer has perfected her style of humor and action, a style I can't seem to get enough of. Even the characters' inner thoughts are worded very cleverly to create humor at points. I loved the main characters, but I think my ...
  • Dawn
    2018-06-14
    This was super cute. I loved Evangeline and her positive outlook. I also loved her brothers. And Logan. Let's just say that he has a lot of issues to work through, but I love how he works through them. I'm hoping for a story about Zach. I received a copy from the author to help promote. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Cara Putman
    2018-06-30
    A delightful romp but with lots of heart and depth. I adored the heroine. And the hero grew into the man she thought he could be. The development of the story and characters was so enjoyable.
  • Clara
    2018-06-30
    This story starts with tragedy. One brought upon a little girl shunned by society because of mismatched eyes. Amidst heartbreak and trauma, Evangeline finds a balm for her soul in the set of most unexpected people who are willing to call her theirs. And so she grows lavished with love, though still secluded from society. She also grows determined never let a creature, human or animal, ever feel the aching pain of disapproval.Logan Fowler is thirs...
  • Jaye Knight
    2018-06-26
    A new Karen Witemeyer book is something I always look forward to with great anticipation. It’s hard to pick favorites with Karen’s books, but More Than Meets the Eye is definitely high up on my list. And Evangeline is one of my favorite of Karen’s female characters, which is a big deal because I have trouble finding female protagonists I like. But Evangeline is just so happy and sweet you can’t help but like her. One of my favorite things...
  • Alyssa
    2017-10-04
    A new Karen Witemeyer book....04/10/2018- I just saw the cover today and I am sorely disappointed. This is such a far departure from previous Witemeyer novels and just sub-par for Bethany House in general. Mrs. Witemeyer's novels deserve better covers than this.6/14/2018 UPDATE: 3.5 stars.
  • Madison
    2018-04-18
    4.5 starsMore Than Meets The Eye is a delightful historical Christian romance, with a touch of mystery, plenty of suspense, and a warm heart that celebrates family and belonging. From the gorgeous cover to the heartwarming story where family is the people you choose, More Than Meets The Eye was wonderful from start to finish.Evangeline Hamilton knows the cost of heartbreak. Yet she chooses to remain optimistic, celebrating the family God gave her...
  • Melissa
    2018-06-02
    Karen Witemeyer’s first book in the Patchwork Family series is a winner. The author grabs your attention with a tear-jerking prologue and hangs on to it all the way to the HEA epilogue. The spiritual lesson contained in this novel is presented in a way that is thought-provoking, but not preachy. It flows as a natural part of the story.Evangeline has every reason to be bitter about the life card she has been dealt, but her temperament is just th...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    2018-06-06
    Karen, oh Karen, oh Karen. I'm tellin' y'all, be prepared to cry! Whether it's from laughing or from being kicked in the feels. Karen BROUGHT IT with this book. The prologue was a perfect set-up to an amazing story. We meet Evangeline when she's just 4 years old and constantly being looked over because of her mismatched eyes. Tragedy forces 3 orphans to build a patchwork family and try to survive on their own. HOW SAD IS THAT?!Evangeline was such...
  • Amy
    2017-10-29
    It pains me to say it, but they just released this book cover art and it is, hands down, THE WORST Karen Witemeyer cover I have ever seen! In fact, it is one of the worst Bethany House covers I have ever seen. What's happening??? BHP used to be celebrated for their stunning, original, beautiful covers. Lately, they all look like cheap, homemade self-published covers from the early 1990s. Why have their designs become so amateurish? VERY disappoin...
  • Melissa
    2018-06-09
    Ahhhhhh.....This book makes my soul smile and my heart happy. I adore Karen's books(She is my favorite author for a reason) and this story is tied for 1st place with "Heart On The Line"(I love Amos
  • Amanda
    2018-06-06
    From its heart wrenching prologue to its heartwarming epilogue, Karen Witemeyer’s latest book is a pure delight and arguably her best book yet. Who can resist a heroine with a penchant for rescuing strays, including a wild boar, and a hero who – despite his best intentions – falls head over heels in love with the one woman he is certain is absolutely wrong for him? I highly recommend this beautifully written romance. I’m waiting eagerly f...
  • ShadowS
    2018-02-03
    Karen Witemeyer writes as good as Jane Austen for me. The same feelings and excitement I get from reading Pride and Prejudice, I get from Karens books. I am never dissapointed and I always am left wanting more. "To win her heart" and "Short straw bride" are a couple of my all time favorites. She writes Heroes and Heroines we want to get to know, cheer for and love.
  • Susan Snodgrass
    2018-05-31
    "Vengeance doesn't heal pain, Logan. Love heals pain. Where is the love in what you are doing?"Three orphans have decided to strike out on their own rather than wait for someone to adopt them off the orphan train. They become each other's family. Evangeline Hamilton, however, is considered cursed by many because of two different colored eyes. She and her brothers Zach and Seth have lived on a farm outside town and rarely see others. She is mocked...
  • Maureen Timerman
    2018-05-28
    A book that offers a lot of different things going on including, prejudice, murder, bootlegging, kidnapping, cheating, to name a few.While this book begins on the orphan train, that is not the main focus of this story, yes, it is about the children’s survival, but mostly as adults.We do get a bit of romance here, and it is really sweet with new beginnings, and you can see the faith of these people leading them. This book became a real page turn...
  • Amy
    2018-06-12
    More Than Meets the Eye is the beginning to Karen Witemeyer's new series, Patchwork Family. This one has got to be my favorite written her to date. It was full of humor that made me laugh so hard that I snorted. Not a good book to read in public, unless a reader does not embarrass easily. Logan and Evangeline were so much fun. The book, also, has some mystery, suspense, and action. More Than Meets the Eye is one book that should not to be missed....
  • Leigh
    2018-06-23
    Even though this one didn't really feel like a Karen book to me she still hit a home run for me! I can't wait for Zach's story!!
  • Jen.
    2018-05-13
    Knowing how much I enjoy Karen Witemeyer's books, I requested a copy on NetGalley as soon as More Than Meets The Eye was available. This latest novel did not disappoint!This captivating story starts off with a very emotional prologue. It was a fabulous introduction for rest of the book!Moving forward into the chapters. we are re-introduced to the Hamilton siblings as adults. A rag-tag family built on solid devotion and trust, the trio have been o...
  • Suzie
    2018-06-04
    In her new series debut, Karen Witemeyer examines some characters with unique challenges.Evangeline Hamilton has not had an easy life. She’s lost family and people steer away from her because of her unique eyes (one blue and one brown). Yet she has managed to carve her own happiness with her brothers in the town of Pecan Gap, Texas. And she has not let the tragedy nor the ignorance of people smother her joy.Logan isn’t at all expecting to fin...
  • Rebecca
    2018-06-17
    3.5 stars"Was he friend or foe? Only one way to find out. Spying." And just like that, Evangeline Hamilton stumbles upon a strange man and his horse hanging out on the edge of her family's property. . . . . . . . or actually, he found her after a slight misunderstanding about a wild pig attack. There was something pleasantly curious about the handsome cowboy with the jagged scar and the "questioning brow", he didn't seem to think her mismatched e...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    2018-06-11
    I love when an author can draw me right into the story and setting and make me feel like I'm there! Evie's background as an orphan on the orphan train is tragic, yet she uses her trials to strengthen her faith and stays optimistic. She has such a fun and funny personality, it was a pleasure to read about her mannerisms and special way of warming up even the most recalcitrant cowboy. Her insecurities about her eyes and the way many of the townspeo...
  • Brandi
    2018-06-08
    4.5 starsI currently have the “happily ever after” sighs. You know, the ones you get after reading a book that was just all around perfect? Yeah, those.*sigh*More Than Meets the Eye was so cute! It was sweet and beautiful, while also action-packed and intriguing. Like I've come to expect from Karen's novels, it was artfully written with strokes of romance and danger amidst a foundation of redemption and forgiveness. Karen has certainly create...
  • Vicky Sluiter
    2018-06-11
    This first book in The Patchwork Family series is a winner! Author Karen Witemeyer kept me turning pages quickly. Good guys and bad guys. Damsels in distress. Twists and turns. Romance. This book has it all!Witemeyer’s writing is very descriptive, allowing me to see the Texas countryside as I read. Her unique characters are so life-like you’re sure they’re real, and you want to jump into the story to help. She tackles the situation of havin...
  • Linda Wilson
    2018-04-15
    Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Eva 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 Eva has two--Seth and Zach, two former orphans she now counts as brothers.Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright and destroyed his fam...
  • Amy
    2018-04-10
    Evangeline has one blue eye and one brown eye. She discovered as a child that people were spooked by her eyes and has learnt to live a secluded life with her brothers. So when she meets Logan who is not bothered by her eyes, she wants to know more about him.Now, Logan has plenty to hide because he is in town to seek revenge on Evangeline's brother Zach. So what is Logan to do when he finds himself drawn to his enemy's sister?This is a story of pe...
  • Marisa
    2018-06-26
    With her trademark style of humor, romance, history, and Biblical truths weaved throughout a moving story, Witemeyer has gifted readers with another enjoyable novel. Evangeline and Logan make strong leading characters with their unique circumstances that provide authentic emotional backing and compelling reasoning to turn the pages of this novel. Witemeyer continues to strengthen her storylines and writing skills with each novel, and More Than Me...
  • Cheryl Baranski
    2018-06-29
    More THAN MEETS THE Eye by Karen Witemeyer. I absolutely loved reading More THAN MEETS THE Eye. This story was so engaging right from the start. I was thoroughly engrossed in this heart touching story. It broke my heart how others would treat Evangeline just because of her eye colors. I wanted to smack them. There is so much to this story that will have you wanting more and more. You will be turning page after page just to see what will happen ne...
  • Kellyn Roth
    2018-06-30
    I actually finished this two or three days ago, but haven't been able to take a moment.THAT WAS sOOOOOOOO GOOOD THOUGH!!!! I want to own it in paperback and have the next book in the series NOW please!!!!!!!