Thursday, January 31, 2013
To Honor and Trust
In “To Honor and Trust” by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller, we are once again taken to the Bridal Veil Island resort off the coast of Georgia. The year is 1913 and the wealthy are back on the island to pass the winter. Callie Deboyer works as a governess for the Bridgeport family. She spends most of her days teaching the three children and the evenings dining with the adults. She has more privileges than most workers and enjoys her time with the Bridgeport’s. What Callie did not expect was to meet a nice, handsome gentleman while on the island. Wesley comes from one of the wealthy families but he does not enjoy the social activities available to the guests. He decides to become the island’s golf instructor when they find themselves without one. When Callie and her young charge Thomas are signed up for golf lessons this gives Callie and Wesley time to get to know each other. Wesley also goes with Callie and the children on their afternoon excursions and teaches them about the plant life on the island. Callie soon finds herself falling for Wesley but she guards her heart because she does not want her heart broken again, and Wesley is keeping things from her. When she finds out she does not think she can ever trust him and wishes to never see him again. What does God have in store for their future?
The theme in this book of course is trust. Callie has a hard time trusting men because of what happened in her past. Wesley has a hard time trusting in himself to be the doctor he always wanted to be. He also has a hard time trusting that Callie will accept him and love him for who he is. Both soon learn they have to trust in God for He knows what is best. This is the third book in the Bridal Veil Island trilogy. All of the books can be read as standalones but I recommend reading the first two books, “To Have and To Hold” and “To Love and Cherish”, also if you are a fan of stories set on the Georgia coast. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.