Sunday, July 31, 2016

Honor Redeemed - Keys of Promise 2 - by Christine Johnson

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About the book:

Her future--and her heart--hang in the balance.
Two years ago, Prosperity Jones waved farewell to her beloved David as the army sent him to faraway Key West. Now with her parents gone, she has but one prospect for the future: make the dangerous journey from Nantucket to Key West to reunite with David and secure a happier life.

But when Prosperity arrives penniless in the South, she is dismayed to find David has not been eagerly awaiting their reunion. In fact, he is married to someone else. Scrambling to survive and nursing a broken heart, Prosperity gains the friendship--and the affection--of a kind doctor. Could he be the answer to her loneliness? Or will her life be upended by circumstance yet again?

With a deft hand, Christine Johnson fills the senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of Key West in this heartwarming story of honor lost, honor redeemed, and a love forged in adversity.

My review:

This was an interesting story about a woman caught in a horrible situation.  I really felt for Prosperity, to go meet up with her fiance expecting to marry after losing everything and finds him married to someone else!  She has no money to get back home, so does what she must and finds a job.  I admired her faith in God, but she wasn't perfect.  She struggled with forgiveness and bitterness and was about to make a horrible decision.  I felt she was somewhat dumb because she knew the reasons she shouldn't marry a certain person, yet was going to do it anyway.  She let pride get in the way and was so insistent on not taking charity that she was going to make a horrible mistake.  I was also frustrated with David.  He should have explained the situation and told Prosperity the truth, but instead he didn't want to speak ill of the dead!  I would think the truth is more important!  There was a lot of back and forth where each kept rehashing their feelings and I felt it was too repetitive.  There was a lot about faith, from reading the Bible and praying to turning back to God after rejecting Him and blaming him for bad circumstances or hypocritical people.  There was a wonderful message about forgiveness, that it's a choice and not dependent on feelings.  There was also some suspense as David tried to figure out who was stealing and then his formidable father showed up.  I had a hard time liking this book because I was so frustrated with the two main characters and their choices.  You might like it if you like historical fiction.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

About the author:

 The Author

  1. Christine Johnson
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    Christine Johnson

    Christine Johnson is the author of several books for Steeple Hill and Love Inspired and has been twice named a finalist for Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® award. When not writing, she loves to hike and explore God's majestic creation. These...

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