Honor Redeemed is the 2nd book in the Keys of Promise series by Christine JohnsonTwo 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 danger... Read More
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?
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 21, 2016
- UPC: 9780800723514
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 352
- Publish Date: Jul 5, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 0800723511
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- JESUS has redeemed our honor by Carol on 8/27/2016
This is a story of love and heartache also a story of loss and gain, death and life. There is adventure and staying put. Prosperity is in love and she takes every dime she has to go and be with her love David. When she gets there she finds out that he is married with a pregnant wife. She spent every dime getting there so she is stuck in the town where the man she loves with the woman who is pregnant with his child, she is a barmaid and talks coarsely. He is a religious man and how he ended up with a barmaid she is confused. Since she has no money in order to survive she gets a job at the local hospital where the doctor, who is older than her, is falling for her. Her heart belongs to David, even though he is taken. David is trying to fight his heart and his mind - he still loves Prosperity but he has a wife with child, and he is an honorable man. This book is worth every dime you have to pay. I received a copy of this book for an honest review
- The Florida Keys in 1852 - not the best place to realize you're on your own with very little money and no way back home - if you still had a home, that is. by Sydney on 8/4/2016
Prosperity's mother has passed away after a long illness, leaving her no family in Nantucket, and good reason to finally be able to follow her fiancé, David, to his Army post in the Florida Keys. Though she knows a woman traveling alone to meet up with a man is quite scandalous, she has no worry, because her David is waiting at the end of the journey and they will be married.
As Prosperity travels south, a letter from David ending their engagement is making its way north. Soon after she arrives, Prosperity meets up with a shocked David - and his triumphant new wife, already huge with child. Devastated, Prosperity tries to restart her life in this strange town by working as a laundress at the local hospital, but her thoughts are always on David. Even as she catches the attentions of an older doctor at the hospital and begins to consider marriage to him, she still thinks only of David.
I enjoyed the story, though at times I just wanted to shake the stuffing out of both David and Prosperity and lock them in a room with a fruit basket until they came to their senses. I would give David an extra shake for his adamant adherence to "don't speak ill of the dead", even though if he simply told Prosperity the truth a lot of problems would never have occurred. Maybe that's my 21st Century sensibilities overlapping his 19th Century beliefs, though.
**I was sent this copy from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**
- Visit 1800s Key West by Claudia on 7/24/2016
Reading this book during a major heat wave with heat indices in the triple digits, I was really able to imagine the heat and humidity of Key West, the swarms of pesky insects, and the tropical fevers that plagued residents during the mid-1800s. The discomfort was complicated by the fashions of the day; imagine soldiers in the tropics being required to wear wool! The reader can’t help but be grateful for modern day air conditioning, advances in medicine, and cooler fabrics and fashions. Even if one were reading Honor Redeemed mid-winter, the author’s integration of the setting into the storyline and the clarity with which she describes its significance would create a powerful mental image.
Honor Redeemed is book two in the Keys of Promise series. It was a delight to visit with Elizabeth O’Malley again as she befriends Prosperity Jones who has arrived in Key West with no money and one change of clothes, in search of her fiancé after the death of her mother left her alone and destitute. Circumstances, however, are not what she anticipated. Lieutenant David Latham is now married, and his wife is expecting a child. Only the Christian goodwill of people like the O’Malley’s and a kindly, older doctor will keep Prosperity off of the streets. Things are not as they seem within the Latham household, and David is in need of some Christian goodwill himself. Themes of honor, forgiveness, unconditional love, faith, and the value of all humans regardless of race and social standing are intricately woven together in this emotionally charged novel.
I recommend Honor Redeemed to Christian historical fiction and Christian romance fans. I recommend it to those who enjoy reading books where good prevails over adversity, and hearts are changed through Christian love. Thank you to Revell Publishing and the Christian Blog Alliance for making Honor Redeemed available to me in exchange for my honest opinion. I have received no monetary compensation for my review.
- An Unhappy Surprise! by Becky on 7/21/2016
Prosperity's world is crashing around her. She has just discovered her fiancée of two years, David, has married someone else! Not only is Prosperity heart-broken, David was her only hope for happiness and a secure life. After the recent death of her mother, Prosperity has no one, and is penniless. She decided to use what little resources she had to book passage from Nantucket Island, to Key West, Florida, in order to marry her fiancée.
Shocked doesn't begin to describe how Prosperity feels when she arrives at David's army post, and discovers he has married someone else. Her quiet and devoutly religious fiancée has married a local barmaid. His new wife is course, rough talking and very pregnant!
A single woman without family or money in 1852, has very little prospects if she doesn't marry. Broke and alone in an unknown area hundreds of miles from home, Prosperity can only turn to prayer for hope. Amazingly, rescue arrives when Prosperity has a chance encounter with a woman named Elizabeth. Her new friend, along with her husband, provide a room Prosperity can live in.
A chance to make money comes when Prosperity is hired to do back-breaking work in the local hospital's laundry. Not only is the work hard, she must work under the cruel Miss Stern. She is a woman who is difficult to please. She seems to delight in firing anyone who breaks one of her many rules. Prosperity must keep her job at all costs, and is careful to do everything Miss Stern demands.
From time to time, Prosperity crosses paths with David. He acts like he hates his wife, and still wants to declare his love for Prosperity. Everything David has done confuses her, and he seems like a stranger instead of the man she though she knew so well. Her heart is shattered by his behavior.
Through Prosperity's interest in the medicinal value of local herbs, she strikes up a friendship with a much older man, the local doctor, Clayton Goodenow. Without her realizing it, Dr. Goodenow has fallen in love with Prosperity. He states he knows she doesn't love him, but he is sure, with time, she will. He wants to marry her.
What will happen after the shocking discovery that is made after David's baby is born? Will Prosperity agree to marry the kind doctor, even though she doesn't love him, and he doesn't share her faith? Despite trying hard, will Prosperity break one of Miss Stern's many rules, and lose her only way to support herself?
This book will keep you turning the pages. I really enjoyed Elizabeth and Prosperity's faith, and the way they used it in their everyday life. The is the second installment in the Keys of Promise series, but this story stands on its own. I recommend this 5-star book to those who enjoy historical romances.
The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Honor Redeemed, through Revell Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
- Alone by Maureen on 7/20/2016
This books starts on Nantucket Island in 1852 and Prosperity Jones has just lost her mother, and is now on her own, except she is engaged, a rather long one, to David Latham. He was sent by the Army to Key West Florida to rebuild after a hurricane, and now she feels she must join him.
Unbeknownst to Prosperity David did write with his devastating news that he has married, and when penniless she arrives he is not waiting for her. This is where our Elizabeth comes to the rescue, she and Rourke now live here with their little son, and it is great to reunite with these familiar people.
What a journey you are about to begin following our Prosperity around this Island, she is used to Island life, but this is an entirely different area in our country, and she needs to survive. It doesn’t take long and men take notice of her, but will her heart mend and allow her to move on? Circumstances are about to change her young life in the form of a new baby, he needs a mother and she needs the comfort this little one offers.
Now I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
I received this book through Revell Book Blogger Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.