Sometimes a book comes along that totally surprises me. I am expecting one thing and discover something completely different. That's the way this book was for me -- and I mean that in a good way. Honor Redeemed took me on a surprise journey and I loved every word.
The redeeming hope that forgiveness brings is at the heart of this story as Johnson's characters are refined by adversity. Prosperity (love her name!) faces insurmountable obstacles as she tries to make her way in a world hostile to impoverished single women. At times I felt like Prosperity was set adrift in the midst of change but then she'd rally and take control again. Loved her fortitude, the innate goodness that sees her through to the other side of trying times. But she struggles too, with resentment and anger and hurt. Fans of the first book in the Keys of Promise series will be thrilled to catch more than a glimpse of Elizabeth and Rourke as they help Prosperity navigate the strange circumstances she finds herself in.
Frustrating and heart-wrenching and impossibly romantic, Honor Redeemed ultimately celebrates the rich blessings that comes from living in faith.
Prosperity's heartbreak is complete when she arrives in Key West and discovers her fianc is married to another. A kind older doctor befriends her and proposes a solution to her dilemma but Prosperity must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.
This title is the second in the Keys of Promise series yet I found it was just fine as a stand alone novel. The story explores forgiveness, prejudice, honor, duty, and love.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through Revell Reads. The opinions expressed are my own.
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down!! Honor Redeemed is by far the best Hosea fictional story I've read - although it wasn't all about it, just a portion. In the end he realized what was most important. God can redeem us from all things and this story gives us an in depth glimpse at how God's grace and love surrounds us.
Thanks, Netgalley and Revell, for the privilege of reading and reviewing this book. My opinion is my own and doesn't reflect my review.
Excellent continuation in the Keys of Promise series...
August 29, 2016
After losing her beloved mother, Prosperity Jones decides to take the chance and travel to Key West to find her fianc, Lt. David Latham. Upon arriving, Prosperity realizes she must have missed the latest correspondence from David pertaining to the change in circumstance. Penniless, heartbroken, wary and stunned, she must make plans for her future, while deciding whether to follow her heart or her head. With lots to consider, Prosperity strains to find forgiveness, honesty, faithfulness and hope in her current situation.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
With book 1 in the Keys of Promise series, Loves Rescue, being my favorite book of 2015, it was hard to wait for the next book, Honor Redeemed. Set against such high standards as book 1, this was again a novel I thoroughly enjoyed. Putting it aside until I had the time to read it non-stop, I did just that. With writing that drew me in, characters involved in intertwining manners, and interesting word choices, the authors familiarity of the location within the story only led to further enjoyment.
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Honor Redeemed from Revell Publishing for my honest review*
Following the death of her mother, Prosperity Jones makes a life-changing decision to travel aboard ship from Nantucket to Key West, determined to reunite with her beloved fiance, Lt. David Latham. Unknown to Prosperity, David has also made a life altering decision, marrying a woman of ill repute when challenged with the fact that she is expecting his child.
Heart broken by David's betrayal and otherwise penniless, Prosperity manages to finds employment as a laundress at a local hospital and cultivates a socially acceptable friendship with a kind, respectable doctor. When tragedy strikes one dark, stormy night, David and Prosperity must forge a path towards love and forgiveness, even if it appears that the cord of their betrothal has been permanently severed.
Enjoy this trip back to Key West, as Christine Johnson's "Keys of Promise" series continues.