If you are a reader who judges books by their covers, you will be in for a surprise when you read Honor Redeemed, which is actually a historical romance set in the 1850’s despite the cover model’s modern appearance. This second book in Christine Johnson’s Keys of Promise series takes a unique look at the army, the medical profession, and honor with Key West as the beautiful locale.
Prosperity Jones seeks to reunite with her betrothed after her parents’ death, but unexpected and unexplainable circumstances leave her penniless and heartbroken. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of strangers, Prosperity is able to find employment and a temporary home.
Lieutenant David Latham finds himself in a difficult situation that he believes he deserves due to his regrettable actions. Once he realizes the truth, he acts as a true gentleman and refuses to disparage another even though his heart and his honor are at stake.
Honor Redeemed is one of those rare books that completely immerses you in another time and place, makes you understand the prevalent thinking of the era, and causes you to feel the angst of the characters as they struggle to make things right. I fell in love with these characters and understood their actions even as I felt frustration with them for being so honorable.
Christine Johnson’s latest novel takes you to an exotic island and gives you a glimpse into another time and another place. The story was as lovely as the setting.