Lynn Coleman paints a warm, cozy picture of 19th Century Key West. Yet, she portrays the struggles of the day, racism and slavery, in a real and accurate way.
You will fall in love with Bea, Ellis, Cook, Lizzy, Mo, Richard & Isabella. Lynn Coleman maserfully tells four separate stories while weaving in characters and place from past tales. Feels like you are reading about old friends.
I recommend this book to fans of romance, or plain old fashioned good story telling.
This is a very good book i coud not put it down.
Cut off from the mainland in a paradise of seclusion...but not beyond the reach of love. Four complete novels in one volume of building a community and love.
A great book of four women's lives on the island of Key West and how they find the love God has in store for them.
Four complete novels of building community and love. A Christian book.
Great stories! The other stories continue the characters from the first story so you get to follow up their lives. Just hated to put the book down till I finished it!
I don't usually like novellas because they don't last long enough. But I enjoyed each of these stories.
"A Time to Embrace" - the reader follows Beatrice on a journey from New York to deliver an orphaned boy to his uncle.
"Lizzy's Hope" - the reader meets Lizzy, who was born free in the Bahamas but lost her husband in the fight to liberate slaves. When she meets Mo, can Lizzy bring healing to the scars he carries from his years in bondage?
"Southern Treasures" - the reader visits Peg's gift shop where she closely guards the secret that drove her from Savannah. She makes a new friend in Matt--but will his own secret outweigh the pain of hers?
"One Man's Honor" - the reader shares Isabela's pain when her conservative Cuban parents refuse to recognize the love she's found. Will this one man's honor win Isabela's hand in marriage before their time for courtship runs out?
Four generations of characters give a good view of Key West life from 1865-1889.