Sunday, February 24, 2013

To Honor and Trust



Title:  To Honor & Trust (Bride Veil Island)
Author:  Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller
Pages:  368
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Bethany
                There are many times we look at a book and wonder if our expectations will be met if we take time to read the story.  Here, I thought the cover was pretty, but hoped that it didn’t contain a story so sappy it would be unrealistic.  I am glad to say this writing duo has written another masterpiece that contains many themes, plus truly believable characters with depth.
                Bridal Veil Island is where the wealthy winter instead of places such as Indiana or Massachusetts in 1913.  In the story, the wealthy would conduct business over a variety of activities.  In fact, some marriages were managed to the benefit of both families regardless of the element of love being present or not.  Callie’s parents were of such standing, but gave it all up to spread the gospel in Africa.  She lived with her grandmother in Indiana for awhile.  Wesley was from a larger family who owned textile mills.  Wesley chooses a path that brought great displeasure and disdain from his family.  Callie is a tutor for a family who had three remaining children at home, but what heartbreak from the past helped her build a wall around her heart?
                During the various activities it seems that a worker on the island is not who he appears to be and has been quite unprofessional in his manner toward Callie.  When an older woman named Maude appears to become the new caretaker for the children, some eyebrows are raised.  Though different clues are left throughout the pages as to the nature of Maude, other concerns are raised as people are victims of theft.  When the true perpetrators are discovered, they state that someone of high standing is an accomplice.  Callie and Wesley’s past as well as mistakes made are brought forth when they discover they love each other and God, but aren’t sure how to overcome their doubts, hurts and questions.
                I have read other novels written by both authors, as a team and as individuals.  They are gifted women who can tell a story that draws readers into the pages and help them discover some truth about God.  It didn’t take long for me to read from cover to cover as I was anxious to discover the outcome.  Whether we are called to be single or married in this life, we are all to know the love of God.  I hope you read, enjoy and share this great story.
                My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
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