Series: Keys of Promise (Book 1)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Revell (June 2, 2015)
When her mother dies, Elizabeth Benjamin heads home to Key West, determined to transform herself into the perfect Southern belle her parents always wished her to be. But nothing goes according to plan. Her crippled brother resents her, the servants do not obey her, and Rourke O'Malley, the dashing man she vowed to forget, refuses to relinquish his hold on her heart. Worst of all, it becomes painfully obvious that her father is not the upright man he appears to be.
As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth is faced with a difficult choice: to do her duty and abandon her dreams, or to leave her life of privilege behind to chase the man her father sees as little better than a pirate.
From the first emotional page, author Christine Johnson throws readers into a world of impossible choices, hidden desires, and heart-melting romance in the steamy south. Readers will cheer for Elizabeth and Rourke as they battle the odds and the elements to secure their future.
Love's Rescue is about a young woman named Elizabeth Benjamin. The story takes place in the mid-1800's in the Key West Area. Elizabeth grew up there with her family, but after her headstrong ways to seek the man she loved ended up crippling her brother, she was sent away to live with her aunt in Charleston to find a husband. Four years later, she still has not found a husband. After hearing that her mother died, she talks her aunt into escorting her back to Key West to be with her family, and to find the man she loves in hopes that he loves her.
As much as I like stories in this time period, I did have a bit of a hard time getting into it, but I still enjoyed it. It was interesting to see how different parts of the story came together in ways you didn't expect. I enjoyed seeing Elizabeth's character evolve as well.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers