July 18, 2016
Honor Redeemed is the latest from Christine Johnson. You meet Prosperity Jones on the opening pages of this novel. This young woman, who lives quietly in Nantucket, has just lost her mother after her long struggle with consumption. Having previously lost her father in a whaling accident, Prosperity now has no one to turn to but her fiance, Lieutenant David Latham. David is currently stationed at a fort in Key West; and as Prosperity makes plans to travel to meet up with him, she has no idea what to expect when she arrives in this new place!
Only hours after Prosperity plants her feet on the soil of Key West, she is surprised to learn that while David has been stationed far away from her, he has actually married a woman from the island! Now Prosperity must decide where to turn next. After she finds a position at a local hospital, Prosperity is surprised when she is drawn to a call at David's home to assist with his new wife as she is in the midst of giving birth. To Prosperity's surprise, the baby boy cannot be David's child. The tone of the baby's skin points to someone else as his father!
This story grows more complicated as you see David's wife die in childbirth and then you also see Prosperity begin to develop a close friendship with a local doctor, Dr. Clayton Goodenow. You have no idea what will happen when it appears David has been afflicted with yellow fever! Wait and see where Prosperity will end up by the end of this tale!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my unbiased review.