This book contains everything I look for in a Christian novel. It's a wonderful story of joy and sadness, romance, adventure and suspence. The characters are real and life is potrayed as not always going along smoothly. It illustrates faith and hope as well as disappointment. It held my interest from the very first page to the last. Well done ladies!
I really enjoyed this book. Historically interesting with some romance and a good suspense thrown in. I like not being able to guess the villain in a story and this provided that bit of interest. Good night time reading.
After the War Between the States, and the death of her grandmother, Audrey Cunningham left Pennsylvania with her father to return to the southern home where he was raised. She hoped that the move would improve her father's declining health, and that they would be able to live in peace. Unfortunately, after they arrived on Bridal Veil Island, Georgia, Audrey and her father learned of the terrible news that they would be losing their happy home due to back taxes that they could not afford to pay. In order to save their little piece of heaven, Audrey's father allowed wealthy investors to come and build a resort on the island.
Audrey was perfectly fine with the arrangement until she learned who the foreman in charge of the project would be. Marshall Graham was the son of the man Audrey blamed for the poor health her father was now enduring. How could this man be invited, by her father of all people, to not only join but head up the building of the resort?!
Marshall finds himself drawn to this woman who, for some reason, has a grudge against him. When her father asks him to care for her on his deathbed, Marshall agrees and grants the man his dying wish. When the resort construction becomes a target of sabotage and destruction, Marshall finds his promise put to the task. Can he protect her when the danger is possibly as close to her as the boarders within her own house??
Enter the land of Post War Southern life, and feel the passion, adventure, and enjoy the various, and even comical, personalities brought to life in this wonderful book, "To Have and to Hold" It will be a permanent addition to my ever-growing collection of great reads!
Given to me by Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of review.