Keys of Promise #2
By Christine Johnson
Two years ago Prosperity Jones said goodbye to her fiance Lieutenant David Latham. She had his promise of marriage upon his return. But with her parents both dead Prosperity determines that she will join him in Key West. She was sure of David's love and that they soon would marry and start their life together.
But David has had a dramatic change in circumstances, one which Prosperity had no idea was coming. Can the betrayal to her heart ever be overcome? And with limited means how can she ever hope to survive this newest loss. Relying on the charity of strangers is something she is unwilling to do.
But a chance encounter with Elizabeth O'Malley (whom was introduced in Love's Rescue) gives Prosperity a new friend and a place to call home if only temporarily. As Prosperity deals with the loss of her hopes and dreams she finds some small comfort in working at the local hospital in the laundry and learning about local plants and their medicinal value from Doctor Goodenow. Can Prosperity find happiness with a man of science rather than the man that has held her heart for so many years?
Honor Redeemed is the second delightful book in the Key of Promise series and is as emotionally charged as the first. The characters are identifiable and can be empathized with as one can see the story from each character's viewpoint. One can't help admiring Elizabeth even more in this book her kindness and level-headed approach offer the stability that the others need during this time of trial and turbulence. Take a step back in time to 1852 Key West you won't regret it.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
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.