To Have and To Hold (Bridal Veil Island #1) by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller

To Have and To Hold by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller

To Have and To Hold
Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller
Bridal Veil Island, Book 1
Historical Fiction

Back of the book:

When Audrey Cunningham moved with her father to his ancestral home on Bridal Veil Island, Georgia, she hoped the beauty and remoteness of the place would keep him sober and close to God. But now wealthy investors are buying up land to build a grand resort on the secluded island—and they want the Cunninghams’ property.

Contractor Marshall Graham can’t imagine why Boyd Cunningham would ask him to look after Audrey. Marshall has no desire to be saddled with caring for the fiery young woman who seems to think the worst of him. But when someone appears to be sabotaging the construction work at the resort and Audrey’s life is endangered, Marshall realizes she holds more of his heart than he thought and he’ll do anything to keep her safe.

Amid a time of growth and change for Bridal Veil, can Marshall and Audrey find a foundation on which to build a love to last forever?

 Tracie Peterson

About Tracie Peterson:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.
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 Judith Miller

About Judith Miller:

Judith is an award winning and best-selling author of historical fiction for Bethany House Publishers. With a love of history, a dash of romance and a touch of mystery, Judith transports her readers to another time and place. Her passion for history and love of God keep her inspired. Judith and her husband are empty-nesters who live in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Judy blogs with four other historical novelists at Writes Passage

My thoughts:

The only thing that I was disappointed in was finding out that Bridal Veil Island is a fictional place. (Jekyll Island that is also depicted in the story is a real place.) The authors’ descriptions made you feel like you could be there. I love antebellum homes and Bridal Fair sounds like a wonderful place to live.

At the beginning of the story I found myself becoming irritated with Audrey because she was always jumping to conclusions about people. I did enjoy watching her mature, especially in her relationship with Marshall. By the end I found myself cheering her on. I loved Aunt Thora! May we all be as feisty at her age.

This story has a little bit of everything. There’s a mystery/suspense element along with a who-done-it aspect. There’s plenty of post-Civil War history involved. And of course there is romance.  

This is the first book in this series. I am looking forward to reading the next installment, which is To Love and To Cherish. According to the publicity, President McKinley is going to make a visit to Bridal Veil.  I can’t wait to read about the next set of characters that make Bridal Fair their home.

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