Wednesday, September 26, 2012
To Love and Cherish by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
To Love and Cherish is the second book in the series Bridal Veil Island. I did not know at the time I started reading this book that it was in a series but you don't need to read the first to enjoy this book. The story is set in the south in the late 1800's. Melinda is a lady's maid to a family on Bridal Veil Island resort, and is in love with Evan who is an assistant gamekeeper at Bridal Veil Island. When Melinda's family she works for plans to go back home to Cleveland early, she hopes that Evan will propose so she won't have to go. Evan does not propose and Melinda has to leave to go back to Cleveland. A hurricane then strikes Bridal Veil Island, and Melinda becomes concerned about her love Evan so decides to quit her job and go back to the island to check on Evan and try to get him to marry her. When Melinda gets back she finds Evan is safe and gets a job on the island since he still will not propose marriage to her. They thought the separation and hurricane was a hurdle, there is much more to come that tests their relationship. The hurdles that are continuously thrown at this couple kept me from wanting to put the book down. I wanted to finish it to see what would happen to their relationship. After reading this book, I am much more interested in reading more historical romance books. I was all ready a fan of Tracie Peterson but now also a fan of Judith Miller. I plan on getting book one in this series to read, and then read the other books that will come out in this series.
This book was given to me free from Bethany House Publishers to read and give my honest review.