To Honor and trust
By Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Book Description: (From Back cover)
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?
This book was a relaxing Sunday read. Callie, responsible, determined to do a great job, but was caught between the world of service to others in the United States and service to others in Africa, where her parents were. Her wariness of relationships with the opposite sex seemed to be expected considering what she had experienced with being jilted.
Wesley Townsand, I felt I could never quite figure out. I understood of sorts why he chose to forgo being a doctor, but what all the deception to everyone?
I loved the scene with his mom, when he explains what he did and told Callie and she lists all the mistakes he made in a kind gentle way. I believed he misunderstood his parents and they were just sort of frustrated with him.
I really enjoyed Callie and getting to know her and following the adventures she had with the children. It seemed like she cared for the Bridgeport children more than the Nanny did!
Overall, this was not a deep read, but a great one for summer vacation!