Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review: Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson

Title: Honor Redeemed
Author: Christine Johnson
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2351-4
Publication Date: July 16th, 2016

Synopsis: 
Her future--and her heart--hang in the balance.
Two years ago, Prosperity Jones waved farewell to her beloved David as the army sent him to faraway Key West. Now with her parents gone, she has but one prospect for the future: make the dangerous journey from Nantucket to Key West to reunite with David and secure a happier life.

But when Prosperity arrives penniless in the South, she is dismayed to find David has not been eagerly awaiting their reunion. In fact, he is married to someone else. Scrambling to survive and nursing a broken heart, Prosperity gains the friendship--and the affection--of a kind doctor. Could he be the answer to her loneliness? Or will her life be upended by circumstance yet again?

With a deft hand, Christine Johnson fills the senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of Key West in this heartwarming story of honor lost, honor redeemed, and a love forged in adversity.
Review:
This is the first book that I have read by Christine Johnson. I will start off I enjoyed the background of this story. There are not many books that I have read that have focused in the Florida Keys, especially during this time period. It was a fresh idea which I enjoyed. 

Another part of the story I enjoyed was the fact that a lot of the characters were flawed and not just in small ways. It was very much real world flaws and they had to deal with the out come in a very real way. One bad decision can have a ripple effect and this story showed that. 

Even though this book is the 2nd in the series, it worked well as a stand alone book, I do want to go back and look into first book. I enjoyed many of the secondary characters. They helped add depth to the story and progressed the story well.  

There was a part of Prosperity I didn't care for, but with dealing with the shock that she had, it honestly was spot on. She was hit with an emotional upheavel and the way she had to deal with plus with the emotional outlook of women at the time did fit. 

I enjoyed Honor Redeemed, it was a good light read for a weekend read.

Too Read
4 out of 5
  About the Author:
Christine Johnson is the author of several books for Steeple Hill and Love Inspired and has been twice named a finalist for Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® award. When not writing, she loves to hike and explore God's majestic creation. These days, she and her husband, a Great Lakes ship pilot, split their time between northern Michigan and the Florida Keys.






Thank you to Revell Reads Blog Tour, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


1 comment:

Rissi said...

Sounds like a novel I'll have to look up. :)