Friday, July 22, 2016

Christine Johnson's "Honor Redeemed"

Honor Redeemed (Keys of Promise Book #2): A Novel - eBookWhen Prosperity Jones's fiance was stationed two years ago in Key West, she expected to wait patiently for his return in eight years, but with her parents now gone, she decides to join him in the Florida Keys instead. However, her arrival is not the joyous reunion she expects: her beloved David has married another. With no money to return up north, Prosperity must find a way to survive on the island. A kindly doctor offers his friendship and maybe more, but Prosperity still struggles with uprooting David from her heart.

From the description on the back of the book, I assumed that David, Prosperity's fiance, would be an inconsiderate cad at best, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover he's a victim of a marriage trap instead. It turned my expectations for the story completely on end--the kindly doctor is no longer the obvious choice for her hand; instead, there's the possibility of her old love prevailing . . .

Given the obvious impediments toward romance between Prosperity and David, I like that they have such a strong history together, both in love and commitment. And at the same time, she's building a meaningful relationship with Clayton; though less conventional given the age gap, I could see it working out under the correct circumstances.

But when it came down to it, David was by far my favorite character. He is the personification of honor, though even he struggles with doing the honorable thing when it is repulsive (especially in their time and culture). But he's still willing to do it!

Thank you Revell for providing a free book to review; I was not required to make the review positive, and all opinions are my own.

Keys of Promise:
1. Love's Rescue
2. Honor Redeemed
3. Freedom's Price

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