Sometimes the hardest step to take is the first step forward
When Englishwoman Catherine Haynes loses both her father and her home in 1856, she decides to cross the Atlantic to find her American mother's family in Louisiana. She enlists the help of Tom Worthington, a dashing Key West man who makes his living salvaging wrecked ships.
When Catherine arrives at the plantation, she finds that her family has left it in the care of a manager--who's let it fall into disrepair. Torn between returning to Key West with Tom and beginning the hard work of restoring the plantation, Catherine soon finds herself snared in a plot to steal her inheritance. When an incredible secret comes to light, both she and Tom will face a choice: grip their dreams ever tighter or step forward in faith--even if it costs them everything.
Freedom’s Price by author Christine Johnson is the third novel in the Keys of Promise series and it was full of action adventure. Englishwoman Catherine Haynes has picked up her life and has decided to move to her American mother’s family home in New Orleans, Louisiana, after the loss of her father and the unappealing plans for her life her cousin intends to force upon her. Her trip though is not uneventful and brings to her acquaintance wrecker Tom Worthington.
I enjoyed reading about these two main characters and their lively banter between one another, each trying to ignore the romantic sparks. We get to see how beloved characters from previous books are faring as well. But what really got to me in this novel was Tom and just the way he was so self-sacrificial for Catherine. And I am glad that she noticed that endearing quality in him right off the bat.
This story was filled with family secrets, a mysterious plantation, evil villains, and very deep dark goings on. This novel moved at a quick pace as I was engrossed in the mystery and eerie atmosphere the author set her story in. I have enjoyed this entire series and am interested to see what is next for the author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and all the views and opinions are my own.