To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller is a Christian historical fiction book in the Bridal Veil Island series. The novel is set in 1913 on Bridal Veil Island in Georgia. Callie Deboyer is a governess for the wealthy Bridgeport family. Despite her upbringing in a wealthy family, she is not interested in the pursuit of material goods. Her parents decided to become missionaries in Africa, leaving behind a life of comfort and plenty. During her summer at Bridal Veil, Callie is hoping to gain some clarity about her future.
She isn't looking for love - she was hurt before - so she is surprised to enjoy being with Wes, the golf instructor teaching Thomas Bridgeport and Callie to golf. Throughout the summer, there are mysteries - surrounding who Wes is as well a series of jewelry thefts on the island. Somehow, Callie finds herself a part of those suspected of being a part of the thefts.
My least favorite part of the book was the theft part of the storyline. This part of the story seemed almost an afterthought and wasn't as well developed.
My favorite part of this book was the setting - both the island itself and the time period. Through the characters and storyline, the reader gets clear picture of what that time period was like, both the good parts and bad. I also feel that most of us can relate to Callie and her struggle to discern God's direction in her life. Wes is also trying to find the same direction from God. The romance part of the book is also very sweet.
I would definitely recommend this book to fans of Christian historical fiction.
I did receive a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.
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