Wednesday, January 9, 2013

To Honor and Trust


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?

My Review:

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.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of To Honor and Trust, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 6 2013 Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

I'd like to thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me  a complimentary copy of this book. 


  1. Sounds lovely. rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  2. Oh this sounds like an intriguing story line. It isn't a story line that you normally see. It is a topic that needs to be talked about though. I would love to read this book.

    Thanks for the chance to win this.


  3. It's worth the read, Rebecca. Good luck!

  4. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

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  5. Sign me up. I would like to personally go where they are. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. This sounds very interesting Kav. I like Callie feel sometimes like GOD is silent when wonder what my talent he gave me is. I'd like to win this book.
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  7. Good luck Karen, Amy and Maxie!

  8. would love to read and review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Trace and Judith have written together for awhile, and their novels are always great. i haven't read any of theirs for a while, but would love to win this one, Kav! So glad you include Canada in your giveaways(yah, i know)


  10. I've seen this book on several blogs and has always caught my eye. Love seeing books about missionary kids. kentiapalmATgmailDOTcom

  11. Glad to hear that it reads well as a standalone, because I am not familiar with the series.


  12. How could I not include fellow Canadians, Marianne? Good luck everyone!

  13. I LOVE these two authors together. Really enjoyed the rest of the series and would love to win this book! Can't wait to read it.


  14. They are a great team, aren't they Melissa? I love them too. Good luck!

  15. Thanks for the review. This one sounds like one I would enjoy. I like for the historical aspect to be authentic--including the dialogue! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of To Honor and Trust.

  16. Thank you for the review! This book sounds like a wonderful read :)

  17. I enjoy reading Judith and Tracie's books so would love to win a copy of To Honor and Trust. Thanks for giving away a copy.


  18. This looks like wonderful book. The cover is lovely!

  19. This sounds like a fascinating story. The first I have heard of it.
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  20. I've been keeping my eye on this series, I enjoy Tracie & Judith's books; I'm so glad to hear it is wonderful. Please add me! Thanks, Kav.
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  21. This sound wonderful. I love Tracie and Judith books.

  22. This sounds like a good series! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com