Title: Where You Lead by Leslea Wahl
Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary
Publisher: Vinspire (Sept. 15th, 2018)
A vision from God leads to the adventure of a lifetime.
Sixteen-year-old Eve Donahue’s lonely existence changes in an instant when visions of a mysterious stranger haunt her. Certain God is calling her for a mission, she bravely says yes and begins her quest to meet this young man.
Thousands of miles away, Nick Hammond has been dealing with his own unusual experience, an unwavering certainness to convince his father to run for political office.
When these two unlikely teens finally meet, their belief that God has called them to work together sets them on a journey of faith to untangle a web of deception involving international trade agreements, lost confederate gold, and a blossoming romance. As they follow century old clues, they realize God can call us all in big and small ways. We just need to listen and say, “Yes Lord, I will go where You lead.”
*I received a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thanks to the publisher, author, and Just Read Tours!*
I had heard some really good things about Where You Lead, so when I was given the opportunity to review this one, I was so excited! I am happy to say that this book did not disappoint.
This was such a unique and engaging read. From the very first chapter, I was instantly hooked and invested in Eve’s story. Eve was such a well-written and relatable character. I loved her bubbly personality and her passion for her faith! Nick was equally as great a character. I really loved watching their relationship grow. The romance between them was so sweet!
Likewise, I really appreciated the family dynamics in Where You Lead. So many YA novels feature strained families and I just found it really refreshing to have both Eve and Nick have such a great and supportive relationship with their siblings and parents. I especially loved reading about Nick’s big family. As someone who lives in a semi-large family, I found it to be quite relatable, lol!
The mystery and plot was done really well, too. It was a great mix between historical information as well as an engaging mystery. Where You Lead is one of those books that are just written in such a way that is so readable you never want to stop. I absolutely devoured this novel.
I really appreciated the faith content in this book, as well. It was really inspiring to see Nick and Eve so devoted to their faith and trust in God. I think many people will found this book encouraging.
Overall, Where You Lead was such an entertaining and enjoyable read. It avoided many of the YA Christian fiction cliches, which was really refreshing! It was well written with such an engaging plot. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and mysterious read!