To Love and Cherish – a review
As a fan of both Tracie Peterson’s and Judith Miller’s books, I was looking forward to digging in and reading To Love and Cherish last weekend. As the second book in the Bridal Veil Island series, I had high hopes for To Love and Cherish.
From the Publisher
Melinda Colson has been waiting months for Evan, the assistant gamekeeper at the Bridal Veil Island resort, to propose. Without an offer of marriage, she must return to Cleveland with the family she works for as a lady’s maid.
Evan isn’t afraid of hard work, and he hopes to be promoted soon. He wants to marry Melinda–but not until he’s sure he can support her and a family.
Letters strengthen their romance until a devastating storm strikes the island. With no word from Evan, Melinda knows she must journey back to Bridal Veil in search of her beloved.
But the hurricane isn’t the last calamity to shake up Bridal Veil. Melinda finds a new job on the island, but still no offer of marriage comes her way. Has she given her heart to the wrong person? Will she ever find a man to love and cherish?
My Thoughts on To Love and Cherish
To be honest, I this book fell flat on its face. And after re-reading my review on the first book in this series, To Have and To Hold, it’s really not all that surprising.
The plot felt forced and the characters felt fake. I think I would have enjoyed the storyline if it had been supported with the other necessary pieces of a quality book.
I was disappointed with To Love and Cherish, and I have a feeling I’ll avoid further books in this series.
I give To Love and Cherish two out of five stars.
Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of To Love and Cherish, courtesy of Bethany House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.