Christine Johnson’s “Honor Redeemed” is a story of love, loss and redemption set in the 19th century in Key West, Florida.

Honor RedeemedProsperity Jones travels to the island after her mother’s death to find her fiancé, Lt. David Lathem, who is stationed there.

When she arrives, she learns Lathem has married someone else.

What follows is the story of how Prosperity survives and with whom she chooses to spend her life.

While I am not a big fan of love triangles, I thought this one was handled very well in this novel — creating tension, but not overwhelming the story.

The novel deals with some serious topics, such as racial prejudice, betrayal, duty and honor, and what they really mean.

Prosperity and David were well-developed characters, though Prosperity almost was too good and innocent at times.

I thought the character of Dr. Goodson was beginning to develop, but I wish there had been a bit more.

This is the second novel in the Keys of Promise series, but it can be read as a standalone (I have not read the first novel yet).

The setting was well drawn — I was able to picture the scenes quite clearly in my mind.

I wish the novel went a little deeper into some of the situations and issues, but some of those could be dealt with in a future installment.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book and gave it four out of five stars on Goodreads.

About the author

Christine Johnson is the author of several books for Steeple Hill and Love Inspired, and twice has been 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.