At Every Turn

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Baker Books, Sep 1, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
27 Reviews
She's off to the races!

Caught up in a whirlwind of religious enthusiasm, Alyce Benson impetuously pledges three thousand dollars to mission work in Africa. Now she just has to find a way to get the money.

Alyce harbors a secret passion for speed and automobiles, and she's spent many an afternoon driving around the rustic track in the field behind her home. When she discovers that her father's company has sponsored a racing car that will compete in several upcoming events--races in which the driver will be paid and could win as much as five thousand dollars in prize money--she conspires with her father's mechanic, Webster, to train and compete.

But when her friends cast aspersions on Webster's past, she realizes she may have trusted the wrong person with her secret. Will Alyce come up with the money in time, or will she have to choose between her hasty promise and the man who holds a piece of her heart?

"This heartwarming, story will find fans among readers of Lori Wick."--Library Journal

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User Review  - debwilson -

Alyce Benson is as impulsive and impetuous as they come. Raised in a family of means in 1916, she is accustomed to getting things taken care of, with money never being an object. But when she offers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy C -

At Every Turn is about Alyce Benson who finds herself pledging a three thousand dollar donation to missionaries who work to help children in Africa. Alyce's father is the wealthiest man in town and ... Read full review



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Anne Mateer is a novelist with a passion for history and historical fiction. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults. Learn more at

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