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Her Good Name Paperback – August 1, 2012
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Lies and secrets can spoil a woman’s good name.
A half-Portuguese fisherman’s daughter doesn’t stand a chance with Warren Brentwood, the heir of the local lumber empire, no matter how striking she is. In an effort to better her life, Espy takes a job at the local professor’s home. He begins to tutor her and the rumors begin to fly.
After months working together on the church fundraiser, Espy and Warren share a passionate kiss. But Warren still believes the worst of her and she flees for the city as her childhood hero falls short of her ideal. Alone and penniless, she is taken in by a missionary and his wife before she is forced to sleep in a doorway. With nothing left but her faith she must discover the purpose God has laid out for her.
She longs to return home freed from the lies that surrounded her parting. But will anyone—particularly Warren—believe in her innocence?
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One Sunday after worship services, their pastor puts the two of them together as leaders for a new project to recruit young adults from the "other side of town" into the Church. Espy is a natural leader and urges Warren and his society friends to do more than offer ice cream socials to the widows, orphans, and cannery workers who are under financial hardship. Inspired by her ideas, the group immediately goes to work, raising money to help struggling families in their community. Warren, impressed by Espy's enthusiastic relationship with God, finds himself longing to be more than a good church goer and son of the town's lumber baron.
Suddenly, a false rumor threatens to destroy Espy's good name and she is forced with the decision to move away from the small town where she grew up in order to begin a new life. Still in love with Warren, she bravely begins a journey where she continues to grow in her spiritual development, continuing to put God first in her life. Meanwhile, Warren struggles to defend Espy to the various townspeople and begins a new journey of his own.
This is a compelling story with a captivating heroine. Long after finishing the book I found myself thinking of Espy with a smile on my face, hoping for a sequel.
One thing I loved about this novel was the way Espy always did right. Life had thrown her some pretty hard situations, and though she often thought about scaling back and not trying her hardest to honor God, she chose to do right anyway, time after time, struggle after struggle. I was so glad to see a happy ending to her story. But boy oh boy, was that happy ending a long way off at times!
Before Espy and Warren could forge a life together, they had to overcome society's class structure, cruel rumors, and their own self doubts. Both Warren and Espy ended the story as different and more mature people then they were when the story started. Plus as a woman who married a pastor, this story holds a special meaning to me. I'm so glad Espy and Warren found way to be together and Warren was able to pursue his divine calling.
I had problems with the first of the book. I liked both Espy and Warren, but Warren was too class conscious and considered Espy loose with her affections just because she was outgoing and from the lower class. Espy was too quick to take offense and had an almost aggressive personality at times. The book cover is also wrong, because Espy had long dark, almost black, hair. After both Warren and Espy end up in the city, however, this changed and the novel became enthralling. It quickly turned into a five or more. This is one I highly recommend.