This book was promising. It started off well and got even better with the arrival of Lizzie Bright. But the book gets less and less enjoyable as it goes on. After a while the story, the characters and even the way the book was written became so different from what I'd originally begun reading that I gave up and returned it.<br /><br />An important thing to note is that this is not really "Christian fiction". The few mentions of God are only there because Turner's father is a minister -- and as it turns out, not a very good one! At one point the minister uncovers a Charles Darwin book he keeps hidden and gives it his son to read in secret!