Tuesday, September 18, 2012

To Love and Cherish

From the back of the book:  "Melinda Colson has been waiting months for Evan, the assistant gamekeeper at the Bridal Veil Island resort, to propose.  Without an offer of marriage, she must return to Cleveland with the family she works for as a lady's maid.

Evan isn't afraid of hard work, and he hopes to be promoted soon.  He wants to marry Melinda-but not until he's sure he can support her and a family.

Letters strengthen their romance until a devastating storm strikes the island.  With no word from Evan, Melinda knows she must journey back to Bridal Veil in search of her beloved.

But the hurricane isn't the last calamity to shake up Bridal Veil.  Melinda finds a new job on the island, but still no offer of marriage comes her way.  Has she given her heart to the wrong person?  Will she ever find a man to love and cherish?"

My review:  I love the setting of this story.  Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller have once again done an outstanding job in creating a wonderful setting.  Having grown up on the Gulf Coast, hurricanes are not unknown to me, but I never stopped to think what it would have been like to have experienced one 100+ years ago.  This story allows just a glimpse of what it might have been like to have lived on an island and survived such a storm.  I also loved the characters, even the ones that were "unlovable".  Each character made the story come alive.  This is an excellent book!  One that you won't want to put down.  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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