To Love and Cherish is the second book in the Bridal Veil Island Series by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. The characters are different, but the setting is the same. There are more historical elements than I remember in the first book. The hurricane made some tense moments and moved Melinda to travel to the island of Bridal Veil. I could feel her struggle and her pain of not knowing whether Evan was alive or not.
There was a lot of friction between Melinda and Evan. She needed to grow up, and he needed to confide his feelings with her. Melinda's brother threw a few wild punches in the story. And the horse. The horse intrigued me through the book until I found out the real answer. Her brother was sneaky and a gambler. You had to have one guy who was not all good.
This is such a good book. The portrayal of the President McKinley's visit was a wisp of genius.
Okay, Tracie and Judy, when's the next one coming out? Can't wait to read it.
When Melinda Colson's employer announces they'll be leaving Bridal Veil Island to return to their home in Cleveland, Melinda hopes her beau, Evan, will propose. But Evan isn't prepared to make an offer of marriage until he knows he can support a wife and family. Evan works as the assistant gamekeeper on Bridal Veil but hopes to be promoted soon.
Letters strengthen their love, but Melinda remains frustrated at being apart from the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Then she learns of a devastating hurricane in Bridal Veil and knows she must give up her position as a lady's maid and make her way back to Evan.
The destruction on Bridal Veil is extensive, meaning every available person is needed to help with cleanup and repairs. Melinda finds a new job on the island, but Evan seems even busier than before, meaning she still never gets to see him. Has she given her heart to the wrong man?