Sunday, July 31, 2016
Two Men Vie for Her Affection--Survival Will Depend on Choosing the Right One
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. Arriving penniless in the South, Prosperity is dismayed to find David married to someone else. Scrambling to survive and nursing a broken heart, she 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 reader's 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.
This author's debut novel, while not amazing, was enjoyable and intrigued me enough to give this book a chance. The plot reminded me a lot of a book I read years ago so I predicted a lot of what happened, though at the start it was a little hard to figure out which direction the story was going. That being said it was still an entertaining read. I liked the characters and was rooting for things to work out between them from the beginning. I especially admired David's desire to do the right thing and make the best of the situation he was in. Prosperity's emotions were a little all over the place and I found it a bit unrealistic how she constantly went back and forth between loving and hating David at a moment's notice. And speaking of unrealistic, I felt the end was a little forced and everything got wrapped up too neatly too fast.
The setting was very unique and I enjoyed catching up with the characters from the first book.
All in all not a bad read but I'm not sure if this will be an author I continue to follow.
Meet the Author
A small-town Michigan girl, Christine Johnson has lived in every corner of the state's Lower Peninsula. After trying her hand at music and art, she returned to her first love--story. She holds degrees in English and library studies and works part-time as a librarian. She feels blessed to write for Love Inspired and Revell.
When not at the computer keyboard, she loves to hike, kayak, and explore God's majestic creation. She and her husband split their time between northern Michigan and the Florida Keys. Christine enjoys hearing from readers through her web site at http://christineelizabethjohnson.com.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.