Thursday, May 30, 2013
Book Review: To Honor and Trust
Once again, I am blessed to be able to give you a review in exchange for a free book - I just can't help myself!!!! This time Bethany House sent me the book To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. I really can't turn away anything written by Tracie Peterson and she does a great job teaming up once again with Judith Miller. This is the third book in the Bridal Veil Island series and I enjoyed it very much. Set again at the fictional retreat island of Bridal Veil off the coast of Georgia in 1913, we meet Callie Deboyer who comes from a well-to-do family, but is now joining the Bridgeport family as their governess as they spend the winter on the island. While she loves her job and the Bridgeport family, she keeps thinking that something is missing in her life and that God is calling her to a higher purpose, one that possibly would include joining her parents on the missionary field of Africa. As Callie enjoys the island for the first time, Wesley Townsend comes to the island as well. He comes with his extremely wealthy family who is trying to convince Wesley to join the family business and leave practicing medicine behind. While Wesley is trying to decide which direction to take in his life, he volunteers to teach golf lessons. It is here that his path crosses with Callie's. As the book progresses, Callie and Wes grow to care for each other, but neither as entirely honest with the other about their past as well as what the future holds for them. I loved reading about their relationship and seeing it progress as the book continued. One of my favorite parts of the book though was the plot beside the romance - the mystery of expensive pieces disappearing from different homes around the island. The authorities have narrowed it down to several suspects and Callie's names is at the top of the list. Through the book we see Callie struggle with trusting another person, with what her future holds and with trying to clear her name. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great book.