To Love and Cherish
Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
About the Book (from traciepetersonbooks.com):
When Melinda Colson’s employer announces they’ll be leaving Bridal Veil Island to return to their home in Cleveland, Melinda hopes her beau, Evan, will propose. But Evan isn’t prepared to make an offer of marriage until he knows he can support a wife and family. Evan works as the assistant gamekeeper on Bridal Veil but hopes to be promoted soon.
Letters strengthen their love, but Melinda remains frustrated at being apart from the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Then she learns of a devastating hurricane in Bridal Veil and knows she must give up her position as a lady’s maid and make her way back to Evan.
The destruction on Bridal Veil is extensive, meaning every available person is needed to help with cleanup and repairs. Melinda finds a new job on the island, but Evan seems even busier than before, meaning she still never gets to see him. Has she given her heart to the wrong man?
And when Melinda overhears a vicious plot against President McKinley, who is scheduled to visit the island, is Evan the one she should turn to? Will Melinda and Evan ever get the chance to stand at the front of a church and promise “to love and cherish”?
This book was well-written and fun to read, but there wasn’t really anything special about it. It was fun to go back in time and see what life was like for the wealthy and those at their disposal, but this has been done before in plenty of books. I really enjoy reading books that have something that sets them apart from other books, but this one seemed just like any other book in the genre of Christian Historical Fiction. I would read it or others like it if I had nothing else to read, but I wouldn’t choose it above other books with more of a personality. Maybe I’ve just been reading books of this genre for too long and need to choose something a little more out of the box so that I can regain an appreciation for books like this one.
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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.