Honor Redeemed: A Novel

Honor Redeemed: A Novel

by Christine Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9780800723514
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Series: Keys of Promise Series , #2
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christine Johnson is the author of Love's Rescue, as well as several books for Steeple Hill and Love Inspired. She was twice named a finalist for Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award. When not writing, she loves to hike and explore God's majestic creation. These days, she and her husband, a Great Lakes ship pilot, split their time between northern Michigan and the Florida Keys.

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Honor Redeemed: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
BethErin More than 1 year ago
Prosperity's heartbreak is complete when she arrives in Key West and discovers her fiancé is married to another. A kind older doctor befriends her and proposes a solution to her dilemma but Prosperity must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart. This title is the second in the Keys of Promise series yet I found it was just fine as a stand alone novel. The story explores forgiveness, prejudice, honor, duty, and love. I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through Revell Reads. The opinions expressed are my own.
ReginaFujitani More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down!! Honor Redeemed is by far the best Hosea fictional story I've read - although it wasn't all about it, just a portion. In the end he realized what was most important. God can redeem us from all things and this story gives us an in depth glimpse at how God's grace and love surrounds us. Thanks, Netgalley and Revell, for the privilege of reading and reviewing this book. My opinion is my own and doesn't reflect my review.
hjsnyder28 More than 1 year ago
Christine Johnson’s book Honor Redeemed is set on Nantucket Island and the town of Key West during the middle of the 1800’s. The story follows Prosperity Jones as she travels from Nantucket to Key West in search of her betrothed. Her mother has just died, and her father has passed away sometime before that, so she hopes to start a new life with David. He is her last hope in regards to her happiness and wellbeing, and since he is a soldier, she must move to where he is. Against the better judgment of friends around her, Prosperity makes the trip alone to a place she knows nothing about. Her only comfort is that David will be waiting for her on the other side. David’s heart is broken. He cannot believe what he has done—not only to himself but also to the woman he loves. Images of Prosperity flash through his mind as he writes a letter to her. What can he say? He does not anticipate that she will ever forgive him; therefore, dread and despair fill his heart. But he must do what is right despite the consequences. He never dreamed his life would discover such turmoil. How could he have been so blind? How could he have made so many mistakes? David was so grateful to know that Prosperity lived far enough away, so that in time she would forget him. As Property enters this new town that is to now become her home, she feels optimistic about the future. She cannot wait to see David—it has been so long since she felt his arms around her. Yet Prosperity could never have foreseen the upcoming devastation that would take place in her life. New friends and a kind doctor will fill her days and thoughts, since David’s presence will not be by her side. After Prosperity leaves one dark chapter in her life, she finds herself entering another one. Will life ever be good to her? When will this storm pass? Will it ever pass? Slowly, Prosperity starts to understand that her life will not be the happily every after she hoped for regarding herself and David. This novel is the second book in the Keys of Promise series. Johnson tells this story from the very heartbeat of Prosperity, because at the close of each chapter, the reader ultimately feels every joy and sorrow that comes Prosperity’s way. As Prosperity learns to live in this new land, it is clear readers could easily identify with her struggles, because most have felt and endured the various trials she goes through. As a bystander, one believes life will eventually fulfill her dreams—even if the outcome is unlike what one initially supposed. Yet there are still many unknowns to consider, and it is not clear if Prosperity will receive the desires of her heart or if David’s world will ever be repaired. There are definite twists to the plot of this story followed by many moments of surprise and questions. But there are also times when the story seems to repeat itself, because the reader is consistently reminded of events that are already known and understood. Yet each event that takes place delivers an important connection to the main purpose of the text. Overall, this is a delightful read, and if you enjoy historical literature—you will love this book. Make sure to read the “Note to the Reader”, because Johnson explains how the town and the soldier’s fort, where David lived, actually existed. This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for my copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nantucket Island - 1852 Prosperity Anne Jones has just buried her mother. Six years ago, she lost her father to the seas. She has no family other than her mother’s sister whom she had once met when she was small. Wondering what she will do now, she thinks of David Latham, a Lieutenant and engineer in the Army Corps, whom she had agreed to marry two years ago before he left. Now that he is in the Army in Key West, it will be years before he returns. A regular letter writer, it has been awhile since she has heard from him. Her aunt says that Prosperity cannot stay with her, but gives her some money to help her find a job. That is when Prosperity decides to travel to Key West. Key West - 1852 Lt. David Latham is trying to write a letter to Prosperity to tell her how he had been pulled into marriage via alcohol to Aileen Carlyle and she is pregnant with another man’s child. He had drunk too much and when he woke the next morning, he found himself married to the woman. Not used to drinking, he did so because his men taunted him into it. In Key West, he is working on constructing Fort Zachary Taylor. When Prosperity arrives at the Fort, she finds that David is married and his wife is expecting a child. Prosperity meets a kind woman and her husband, Elizabeth and Rourke, who quickly befriend her and offer her a place to stay with them. She gets a job as a laundress at the local hospital. She soon meets a doctor, some years older than she, who enjoys walking her to and from the hospital. They become friends, but that is all she wants from the relationship. The story follows David and Aileen and the events in their lives. In addition, we follow Prosperity and how she progresses living in Key West. This is a nice story that keeps the reader’s interest to find out what will happen in the end.
BirdFlight More than 1 year ago
Once something is done it cannot be undone. Once honor is lost can it ever be recovered? David is unsure, but he will do as honor demands. Even if it costs him the love of his life. Book 2 in the key west series focuses on the story of Prosperity of Nantucket. After losing her mother, and with no relatives willing to take her in, she must make a hard decision. Rely on the charity of others or risk going across the sea to the little island of Key West to marry her fiance? I came into this book series unsure. Book 1, Love's Rescue, was a good book, but not one of my favorites. If you have ever started on a book series and had this same experience I highly suggest holding on until you read book two to make your final judgement. Honor Redeemed fixed everything that the first book lacked. The dialog and detail were even with each other, giving readers a picture of their surroundings without cutting out the much needed interaction between the characters that helps the story move along. Another point I held in high regard when writing this review is the author, Christine Johnson, brought into life with the perfect words all throughout the book the struggle to forgive, the hurt a person feels when there is no answer to the pain inside their hearts. I felt a deep connection to Prosperity during these times in the book. For historical fiction you will find many relatable characters and scenes within the pages of Honor Redeemed. It would be a good selection for a group of friends to read together. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
AngelN1 More than 1 year ago
Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson is set in Key West in the 1850s. I had never read an historical novel set in Key West, so that was a nice change. This story is the second in a series, but it is a stand-alone novel. The author deftly weaves issues of race in antebellum Florida into the story in a sympathetic fashion. In the beginning, I didn't know if I would like David, or the story, but I grew fond of both as the novel progressed. I generally don't like books where 2 men vie for one woman, but this tale seemed different and not forced. I enjoyed the novel very much. The characters are memorable, and their faith and flaws are believable. There is also plenty of action to keep the story moving forward. I received this book from the publisher, Revell, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.
MitziAB More than 1 year ago
How often are our thoughts and even our emotions captured by what we thought someone might have said or done? Prosperity (i just have to love a name like that, how about you?) found herself in this position more than once, and sadly I am able to identify with that. I appreciated how she was able to overcome that and in the end realized that you can always trust God, even when He does not answer in the way you want Him to. I enjoyed slipping into the story and becoming one of her friends, and rejoicing with her in the good times and mourn with her in the bad times and hold her hand as she sought her answers. And although it is possible for people to change, a person of strong character will likely always be honourable.There were times I held my breath as one or the other of the characters insisted on making a poor choice, I was glad that Elizabeth (from the first book in the series LOVE’S RESCUE) continued to play a prominent part in the story. This book can easily stand alone, but I am sure the first book will thrill you as well! Thank you to the author, Christine Johnson, and Revell Books for the opportunity to read this book. I was given a free book for the purpose of this review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions stated are my own.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
Loved this. Will Prosperity and David get back together again or will she fall in love with the doctor? I don't know if I could ever forgive David for what he did but than you find out why he did it and maybe he isn't so bad after all. This was such a nice book to read. I received this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion.
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
Prosperity Jones thought she had her whole future figured out. She was going to marry David and live a great life. He has gone where the army sent him so she must go alone to find him in Key West. When she finally sees him after two years she finds out that he has another wife, What is going to do with no money? She cannot go back where she came from. She has to find a way to take care of herself in this new town. She tries to make sure that she does not see David again. This is a very fast moving romance. What will happen to her? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing Company and these are my opinions.
Debragg More than 1 year ago
My review; Author Christine Johnson has written a story of love, forgiveness, hope and family. "Honor Redeemed" is all of these things and tells a love story through all of these. Was it just two years ago when David left Prosperity Jones to go where he was told to by the army? In two years on her end a lot has happened. Her mother has passed and she is now alone. She has no future without her fiancée David. Now she must go and find him. But, her arrival is not a happy one. David has already married someone else. Why?? She finds herself once again, on her own. Should she stay in Key West? I really liked this story. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book for a review by Revell Publishing Company and these are my opinions
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Honor Redeemed Keys of Promise #2 By Christine Johnson Two years ago Prosperity Jones said goodbye to her fiance Lieutenant David Latham. She had his promise of marriage upon his return. But with her parents both dead Prosperity determines that she will join him in Key West. She was sure of David's love and that they soon would marry and start their life together. But David has had a dramatic change in circumstances, one which Prosperity had no idea was coming. Can the betrayal to her heart ever be overcome? And with limited means how can she ever hope to survive this newest loss. Relying on the charity of strangers is something she is unwilling to do. But a chance encounter with Elizabeth O'Malley (whom was introduced in Love's Rescue) gives Prosperity a new friend and a place to call home if only temporarily. As Prosperity deals with the loss of her hopes and dreams she finds some small comfort in working at the local hospital in the laundry and learning about local plants and their medicinal value from Doctor Goodenow. Can Prosperity find happiness with a man of science rather than the man that has held her heart for so many years? Honor Redeemed is the second delightful book in the Key of Promise series and is as emotionally charged as the first. The characters are identifiable and can be empathized with as one can see the story from each character's viewpoint. One can't help admiring Elizabeth even more in this book her kindness and level-headed approach offer the stability that the others need during this time of trial and turbulence. Take a step back in time to 1852 Key West you won't regret it. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
Everything I have read by Christine I have really enjoyed. I had to wait a year for this book, but it was worth that wait. She has created a wonderful story filled with tension, confusion and love. The whole time I was reading this I kept wondering how things could possibly work out. Just when it looked like it could something new happened to cause another obstacle. This book has a great message of forgiveness, something I believe we all struggle with in some way. If you read the first book in this series you will happy to see Elizabeth and Rourke again and even if you didn’t read that book you will adore them in this book. Another wonderful story by Christine. Visit Christine here. A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Honor Redeemed is a beautiful and stirring story! Christine Johnson swept me away to historic Key West, and her imagery brought the island setting to life. I loved the complexity of the characters and was captivated by their dramatic stories. Prosperity and David’s story is a wonderful tale of “honor lost, honor redeemed, and a love forged in adversity.” Although it is the second book in the Keys of Promise series, Honor Redeemed can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. However, those who have read Love’s Rescue are sure to delight in the opportunity to revisit Rourke and Elizabeth O’Malley. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
I have been really looking forward to Honor Redeemed by author Christine Johnson since I had read the excerpt in Love’s Rescue. Honor is the second book in the Keys of Promise series and is a story that really wrenched my heart. This tells the tale of two young people who are desperately in love with each other and make promises to wait for one another until the time is right for marriage. Unfortunately, two years have passed and some really painful, though maybe unwise decisions have been made. Hearts are broken, dreams are dashed, and lives are caught up in painful tentacles of lies. I was rooting for the characters, feeling for them, and wondered how the author was going to resolve some painful circumstances. We are also caught up with characters from the first in the series, though this story reads quite well as a standalone. Now that I have read the excerpt of the third in this series, I must now go back to patiently waiting again. I have really enjoyed this series. My thanks go to Revell Publishing from providing me with a copy for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honor Redeemed, written by Christine Johnson, is book 2 in the Keys of Promise series. This story is set in Nantucket Island and Key West Florida in 1852. Prosperity Jones has just buried her mother. She has no job and can not afford to stay in their home. Her aunt and uncle gave her money and she decides she will go to her fiance David in Key West. Two years earlier David was sent to Key West with the Army. He has written to Prosperity reminding her of his love for her. One night David went to a bar and had to much to drink. When he woke the next morning he did not remember anything. Later one of the girls from the bar comes to him and tells him she is carrying his baby. David prays to God to help him with this situation, but David ends up marrying the girl. His letter to Prosperity does not get to her before she leaves Nantucket Island. Prosperity arrives in Key West to find David married and expecting a child. Out of devastation she takes a job at a hospital and becomes friends with one of the doctors who eventually proposes. I like this story, it is a fast-paced story with a lot going on within it. It is a historical romance story that takes a turn for the worse when one night changes David life forever. As I was reading this story, I could just see and smell the ocean, it is written that good! I could imagine Prosperity walking through the streets trying to find David and getting lost. I could feel the hurt when Prosperity find out David is married to another. This is a really good book I would recommend to others. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book during a major heat wave with heat indices in the triple digits, I was really able to imagine the heat and humidity of Key West, the swarms of pesky insects, and the tropical fevers that plagued residents during the mid-1800s. The discomfort was complicated by the fashions of the day; imagine soldiers in the tropics being required to wear wool! The reader can’t help but be grateful for modern day air conditioning, advances in medicine, and cooler fabrics and fashions. Even if one were reading Honor Redeemed mid-winter, the author’s integration of the setting into the storyline and the clarity with which she describes its significance would create a powerful mental image. Honor Redeemed is book two in the Keys of Promise series. It was a delight to visit with Elizabeth O’Malley again as she befriends Prosperity Jones who has arrived in Key West with no money and one change of clothes, in search of her fiancé after the death of her mother left her alone and destitute. Circumstances, however, are not what she anticipated. Lieutenant David Latham is now married, and his wife is expecting a child. Only the Christian goodwill of people like the O’Malley’s and a kindly, older doctor will keep Prosperity off of the streets. Things are not as they seem within the Latham household, and David is in need of some Christian goodwill himself. Themes of honor, forgiveness, unconditional love, faith, and the value of all humans regardless of race and social standing are intricately woven together in this emotionally charged novel. I recommend Honor Redeemed to Christian historical fiction and Christian romance fans. I recommend it to those who enjoy reading books where good prevails over adversity, and hearts are changed through Christian love. Thank you to Revell Publishing and the Christian Blog Alliance for making Honor Redeemed available to me in exchange for my honest opinion. I have received no monetary compensation for my review.
tickmenot More than 1 year ago
An Unhappy Surprise! Prosperity's world is crashing around her. She has just discovered her fiancée of two years, David, has married someone else! Not only is Prosperity heart-broken, David was her only hope for happiness and a secure life. After the recent death of her mother, Prosperity has no one, and is penniless. She decided to use what little resources she had to book passage from Nantucket Island, to Key West, Florida, in order to marry her fiancée. Shocked doesn't begin to describe how Prosperity feels when she arrives at David's army post, and discovers he has married someone else. Her quiet and devoutly religious fiancée has married a local barmaid. His new wife is course, rough talking and very pregnant! A single woman without family or money in 1852, has very little prospects if she doesn't marry. Broke and alone in an unknown area hundreds of miles from home, Prosperity can only turn to prayer for hope. Amazingly, rescue arrives when Prosperity has a chance encounter with a woman named Elizabeth. Her new friend, along with her husband, provide a room Prosperity can live in. A chance to make money comes when Prosperity is hired to do back-breaking work in the local hospital's laundry. Not only is the work hard, she must work under the cruel Miss Stern. She is a woman who is difficult to please. She seems to delight in firing anyone who breaks one of her many rules. Prosperity must keep her job at all costs, and is careful to do everything Miss Stern demands. From time to time, Prosperity crosses paths with David. He acts like he hates his wife, and still wants to declare his love for Prosperity. Everything David has done confuses her, and he seems like a stranger instead of the man she though she knew so well. Her heart is shattered by his behavior. Through Prosperity's interest in the medicinal value of local herbs, she strikes up a friendship with a much older man, the local doctor, Clayton Goodenow. Without her realizing it, Dr. Goodenow has fallen in love with Prosperity. He states he knows she doesn't love him, but he is sure, with time, she will. He wants to marry her. What will happen after the shocking discovery that is made after David's baby is born? Will Prosperity agree to marry the kind doctor, even though she doesn't love him, and he doesn't share her faith? Despite trying hard, will Prosperity break one of Miss Stern's many rules, and lose her only way to support herself? This book will keep you turning the pages. I really enjoyed Elizabeth and Prosperity's faith, and the way they used it in their everyday life. The is the second installment in the Keys of Promise series, but this story stands on its own. I recommend this 5-star book to those who enjoy historical romances. The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Honor Redeemed, through Revell Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
StacyA64 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson. It is the second book in her Keys of Promise series. I don't, in general, like historical romances but I gave this one a chance and I'm pleased to say it was well written and held my attention. Prosperity Jones is a young woman left alone in the world after her mother passes away. She has precious few options for the future as a woman in the mid-1800s. There is no family money and her fiance, David, is a world away from New England in exotic Key West. Taking a huge chance, Prosperity uses what money she has to book passage to Key West. She knows David is an honorable man and will marry her now rather than waiting until his service with the army is over as they had originally planned. Unbeknownst to Prosperity, events have taken place in David's life that will prevent him from honoring his commitment to her. This is a fact she discovers only after arriving in Key West. Now without money or a fiance, Prosperity is stuck. As luck would have it, she meets a kindly doctor who takes her under his wing and helps her to gain a position at the hospital. She admires him and looks to him for knowledge of the healing arts and cherishes his friendship. He offers more than friendship, but Prosperity is torn. The book is about Prosperity and David's struggles to forgive others and themselves and come to terms with the hands that life has dealt them. The Christian themes run deeper than in many other Christian works of fiction I've read, but avoid being "preachy." The characters could have used a little more fleshing out....I didn't really feel like I knew them or cared about them, but it was an interesting story line and a completely satisfactory summer read. I'd recommend it to anyone.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This books starts on Nantucket Island in 1852 and Prosperity Jones has just lost her mother, and is now on her own, except she is engaged, a rather long one, to David Latham. He was sent by the Army to Key West Florida to rebuild after a hurricane, and now she feels she must join him. Unbeknownst to Prosperity David did write with his devastating news that he has married, and when penniless she arrives he is not waiting for her. This is where our Elizabeth comes to the rescue, she and Rourke now live here with their little son, and it is great to reunite with these familiar people. What a journey you are about to begin following our Prosperity around this Island, she is used to Island life, but this is an entirely different area in our country, and she needs to survive. It doesn’t take long and men take notice of her, but will her heart mend and allow her to move on? Circumstances are about to change her young life in the form of a new baby, he needs a mother and she needs the comfort this little one offers. Now I can’t wait for the next book in this series! I received this book through Revell Book Blogger Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
kp68 More than 1 year ago
Honor Redeemed is the latest from Christine Johnson. You meet Prosperity Jones on the opening pages of this novel. This young woman, who lives quietly in Nantucket, has just lost her mother after her long struggle with consumption. Having previously lost her father in a whaling accident, Prosperity now has no one to turn to but her fiance, Lieutenant David Latham. David is currently stationed at a fort in Key West; and as Prosperity makes plans to travel to meet up with him, she has no idea what to expect when she arrives in this new place! Only hours after Prosperity plants her feet on the soil of Key West, she is surprised to learn that while David has been stationed far away from her, he has actually married a woman from the island! Now Prosperity must decide where to turn next. After she finds a position at a local hospital, Prosperity is surprised when she is drawn to a call at David's home to assist with his new wife as she is in the midst of giving birth. To Prosperity's surprise, the baby boy cannot be David's child. The tone of the baby's skin points to someone else as his father! This story grows more complicated as you see David's wife die in childbirth and then you also see Prosperity begin to develop a close friendship with a local doctor, Dr. Clayton Goodenow. You have no idea what will happen when it appears David has been afflicted with yellow fever! Wait and see where Prosperity will end up by the end of this tale! I received this book from Revell in exchange for my unbiased review. http://penlessreview.blogspot.com/2016/07/honor-redeemed.html
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Honor Redeemed was such a beautiful story! Book two in the series, this novel does stand alone for those who have not read book one. After perusing the back cover copy, I thought I had a pretty good idea of the direction that the story would take. However, I was wrong! I liked that the author kept the story fresh for me by surprising me with a few turns that I did not see coming. Honor Redeemed was also packed full of interesting characters. Sometimes I grew frustrated with Prosperity for not truly stopping to listen to explanations, however, this woman was deeply hurt and heartbroken which made her actions completely understandable. She was still a character that I liked a lot. Honor Redeemed dealt with the brokeness of human nature, the unwillingness to forgive, and the need to look below the surface before making judgments about others. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. The details were so true to the era that I was truly taken back in time. And the twists in the story were very well written - I couldn't put the book down! Stories with a strong female heroin, especially in history, are certainly the ones I want to read. I would definitely recommend this book.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Author Christine Johnson gives readers a story of love, trust, misunderstandings and forgiveness. Prosperity Jones and David have their future planned, but, dishonesty causes everything to change. As the truth is possibly revealed, the characters in this story face health trials and emotional worries. This story kept my attention from beginning to end. I felt so many emotions while reading this book. The author has a wonderful way with descriptions of times, places and feelings. This is a great read.