Love's Rescue

#1: Love's Rescue  -     By: Christine Johnson

Love's Rescue
Christine Johnson

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.

     This ended up being one of those books that I wished I hadn't requested for review, simply because I overall felt really lackluster about it. I found some of the characters' motivations a little contradictory at times, and most of the plot twists were somewhat predictable. I really had to pull myself through it.

     However, I did enjoy the seafaring bits, and the setting was not something I've read a whole lot about before. While I wasn't particularly attached to any of the characters, I admit that Elizabeth's brother Charlie stood out and was probably the most interesting to me.

    Overall, this seemed like a pretty standard, if not particularly memorable, piece of Christian fiction.

Rating: 6

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


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