Callie DeBoyer is unsettled as she arrives at Bridal Veil Island with the Bridgeport family. She’s just received a letter from her parents, missionaries in coastal Africa, stating they are in dire need of more personnel. Should Callie give up her governess job and join her parents in their important work? Is God calling her to the mission field, or does she just want to escape the emotional scars of being jilted by her former beau?
When she enrolls young Thomas Bridgeport in golf lessons, Callie meets Wesley Townsend, who urges Callie to take lessons, as well. During their time at the golf course, Callie comes to care for Wesley–until she discovers hidden secrets about his past.
Then expensive jewels go missing from various homes on the island, and suspicion is aimed in Callie’s direction. As the investigation continues, Callie wonders if she should escape it all by going to Africa. After the secrets he kept about his past, will Wesley ever be a man she can honor and trust for the rest of her life?
I think this is my favourite book in the Bridal Veil Island series but having said that, it reads beautifully as a standalone. These authors know how to seep a story in history so effectively that the reader feels she's traveled back in time. It is so true to life right down to the dialogue. I love that!
I really connected with Callie's dilemma -- she has a multitude of choices available to her, but which one is the right one? She wants to follow God's call for her life, but she doesn't feel God is making her decisions easy. In fact, He seems to be silent on the subject. I've felt like that so many times in my life. Impatiently yearning for a burning bush answer instead of waiting on God's timing to reveal Himself.
As if that isn't enough, the authors throw in handsome and attentive Wesley Townsend just to confuse things even more. And a mystery that threatens to steal away all of Callie's choices. A compelling, thought-provoking read that will keep you turning pages right until the very end.
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