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Set in Key West in the mid 1800’s, Elizabeth Benjamin is a young woman from a wealthy family who sends her to Charleston to find a husband. Salvage wrecker Rourke O’Malley is the man who has captured her heart, however her parents disapprove of him. When her mother dies, Elizabeth returns to Key West. She finds family secrets in her mother’s diary that change the course of her families future.
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Publication Date: 2015
Series: Keys of Promise
As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth is faced with a difficult choice: to do her duty and abandon her dreams, or to leave her life of privilege behind to chase the man her father sees as little better than a pirate.
From the first emotional page, author Christine Johnson throws readers into a world of impossible choices, hidden desires, and heart-melting romance in the steamy south. Readers will cheer for Elizabeth and Rourke as they battle the odds and the elements to secure their future.
Inkwell Reviews3 Stars Out Of 5Review from inkwellreviews.comJanuary 1, 2017Inkwell ReviewsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The best way to describe this book was just ok. The characters were ok, the storyline was ok, I think you get what Im saying. It wasnt bad, it just wasnt great. The main problem with this book was that it wasnt developed enough. It felt like it was over before it began. I didnt feel like I truly knew the characters. The cause of this is the fact that the story was over a very long period of time and the book was relatively short. When I started reading, I felt like there was so much back story. Almost like it was book two in its series. One thing I can say about this book is that I love this storyline and characters. Plus, I love the cover. I also love the setting of the book. Its set on an island in the Key West, such a beautiful place to imagine. There are defiantly better books out there but I also think that this book is worth a try. If you wanted to buy a book I would encourage you to keep looking, but if you were able to borrow it from someone or get it from the library, I would recommend you do so.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Love's REscueJune 27, 2016Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0LOVE'S RESCUE is Ms. Johnson's first book in her Keys of Promise series. At first I wasn't real sure what to think of it, as Elizabeth is a lady of means and being paraded among eligible bachelors to find an approved husband. Translation, a man of means who she doesn't love.
When Elizabeth's father's clerk pays attention to her, her father is thrilled. After all this man owns a plantation even though he works as a clerk. Fantastic. Except Elizabeth loves another. A man who owns a wrecker business and is, according to her father, little more than a pirate.
Secrets come to light and Elizabeth is torn between waiting for the man she loves or marrying to please her father... for reasons I won't share, but it is compelling. I wondered how on earth Elizabeth and Rourke would surpass the difficulties facing them. I had to keep reading to find out!
Patti JoGeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This Story Swept Me Away!March 1, 2016Patti JoGeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Author Christine Johnson has done a wonderful job with her book LOVE'S RESCUE. Set in Key West in 1850, the story follows Elizabeth Benjamin, a young woman from a wealthy family who'd been sent to Charleston to find a husband. Yet she cannot because her heart belongs to Rourke O'Malley, a dashing man who works as a wrecker on shipwrecked sailing vessels. As I read this fast-paced story, I was truly swept away into another time and place, and loved every minute! With vivid detail, plenty of action, and an emotionally-satisfying ending, this book will remain on my "keeper shelf" and I cannot wait to read the next one in the Keys of Promise series. FIVE STARS!!
Karen RWAGender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Romantic adventure set in 1850's Key WestAugust 6, 2015Karen RWAGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A romantic tale full of adventure set in tropical Key West in the 1850's!
Elizabeth Benjamin's future seems an uncertain one, as she is tossed about from the moment she steps aboard the ship to take her back home to Key West from Charleston. She must decide whom to please: her family or herself. There is so much pressure put on her by her father and great aunt to marry a suitable husband, that she can't seem to figure out which direction to turn. Until she reads her deceased mother's diary, and learns a family secret.
The setting of this book intrigued me from the description of the islands surrounded by turquoise seas and coral sands, tropical temperatures, with ships on the horizon. It sounded exotic and beautiful. My favorite character was Captain Rourke, who has a lot of integrity, faith and constant love for Elizabeth despite how he is treated by her family. His first mate, John is a wonderful character too, with his loyal friendship and encouragement to remember that God is in control. The theme of forgiveness--giving and receiving--is a solid thread throughout, especially in Elizabeth's life, as she learns to extend grace to her father and receive forgiveness from her heavenly Father. The topic of slavery, and emancipation was an important story element as well.
Recommend this to readers who enjoy Christian romance in a historical setting.
(Thank you to Book Club Network and Revell for the book provided in exchange for my honest, unsolicited review.)
JennaCanadaAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good read!July 26, 2015JennaCanadaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4YAY for another great adventure read! Propelled along by many exciting peaks before hitting the climax, I never once got bored while reading Loves Rescue, the debut novel in the Keys of Promise series. It had me hooked from the beginning and kept me on my toes wondering what was going to happen next. From stormy seas, forbidden love, family secrets, to a strong message on forgiveness this book had it all. I couldnt have asked for more!
Be sure to read the sneak peek at the end of the novel for the second instalment in this series. It sounds like another fabulous story!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.