Themes of love, patience, trust, race, and constancy are woven throughout this story of a young woman's journey from impoverished orphan with no prospects in 1852 Nantucket Island to open possibilities in Key West, Florida.
Faced with betrayal, Prosperity Jones seeks employment, finds friendship, and an unexpected suitor. Her new life is not without it's trials, however, as she is pressed into a situation that leads her to come to the assistance of the woman who usurped her place in marrying David Latham.
While I don't seek out stories with love triangles, I occasionally come across a novel that involves multiple romantic possibilities, of which this is one. While events surrounding the circumstances and relationships in this story were predictable at times, it was an enjoyable and satisfying read that left me wondering what would have happened if certain aspects had unfolded differently.
If you enjoy Historical Romance with a healthy emphasis on the faith aspect of the characters' journeys, this series is definitely worth a look.
I voluntarily received a finished copy for review from the publisher's Revell Reads blogger program. All opinions expressed are my own.
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*