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?
Prosperity is one of those characters I both loved and hated. I loved her determination to take matters into her own hands and set out to reconnect with David. I loved her persistence to make her own future when things did not go the way she wanted. I even loved the way she was so committed to the things she believed in and willing to fight for those thing she believed were right. But I hated how timid she became when it came to speaking up for her heart. I hated how unwilling she was to listen to the truth, and how easily she seemed to throw away the one thing that was most important to her.
However, I spent most of this book thinking, “I didn’t see that coming.”
Every time I thought this story was wrapped up and the characters’ future set, something else would happy to completely tilt everything off course. So many unexpected events made this a very enjoyable read which held my attention until the last page.
Although this is part of a series, it is easily read as a stand-alone book.
Christine Johnson grew up in small-town Michigan, where tales rise taller than old-growth forest. God blessed her with a love of story, which thus far has led to two RWA Golden Heart® award finals and publication with Love Inspired Historical and Revell. When not at the computer keyboard, she loves to explore God’s majestic creation.