It's the late 1800's and Melinda Colson is in love with a man who loves her in return. The only problem is that Melinda works as a ladies maid and is only able to see her beloved Evan one season of the year. She longs for him to ask her to marry him so that she can stay on the island where he lives and works. She is weary of having a long distance relationship for most of the year. When a hurricane strikes the island Melinda is frantic with worry and sets out to find Evan. Surely he will marry her once she arrives at the island. Or will he?
"To Love and Cherish" by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller is a sweet and mellow story about love and waiting on God's perfect timing. It is the second book the two authors have written that is set on picturesque Bridal Veil Island. It gives a glimpse at what life was like for both the rich and the working class of the time period.
While I found this to be a pleasant light read I probably won't read the other books in the series. I had trouble understanding Evan's character and kept wishing he would portray his love more convincingly. I am glad that I read the book, however, as it was a very calm and relaxing read.
I received a free copy of this book for review from Bethany House publishing.