Literary Pursuits

Review: Be Still, My Soul

Today, I’m sharing an audiobook review for Be Still, My Soul, a Christian YA western novel by Faith Blum. It is Book 1 of the Mysteries of the West series.

Disclosure: I voluntarily received a complimentary Audible code from the author as part of JustRead publicity tours. All views expressed are my own. This post includes Amazon affiliate links.

My Review

My Rating

Be Still, My Soul is a YA western mystery with a Christian message. The protagonist is a young man with a troubled past. Though he has put that behind him and is now trying to do the right thing, his reputation proceeds him, and he is accused of a crime he did not commit. The mystery part of the plot comes in trying to figure out who did commit the crime and how to clear his name. There is a little bit of a romance element, but being a YA novel, it is not fully developed.

I listened to the audiobook version. The narrator was not the best I’ve ever heard (few are) but he did fit the character well, so I enjoyed the listen. It’s a short book at just under 4 hours.

I suspect I would have enjoyed this book more as a teen, which is the target audience, but it was a pleasant diversion one afternoon.

From the Publisher

“Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour.” – Ephesians 4:28

When Carsten Whitford is arrested for a robbery he didn’t commit, he struggles to clear his name that’s already stained by his father’s arrest from four years ago. Carsten is the sole supporter of his mother and he works the farm he has lived on his whole life.

The day after his arrest, Carsten’s mentor gets him released until the trial. Carsten and his three friends work together to prove he didn’t rob the store since no one, especially the town marshal, seems interested in finding out who is truly guilty. The townspeople assume he is guilty because of his father’s past, including the girl Carsten wants to court.

Will Carsten and his friends find out who truly robbed the store or will they find something more sinister that could even lead to their own deaths?

About the Author

Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She has independently published over 30 books in over eight years. She writes adventurous historical fiction featuring sweet romance that strengthens your Christian faith.

Faith resides in Central Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their cat, Smokey. When not writing, you can find her cooking, doing dishes, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband and son.

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