Title: The Promise of Breeze Hill
Author: Pam Hillman
Publisher: Tyndale House
“Mistress Bartholomew, you may own my papers, but you are the most pigheaded lass I’ve ever known,” Connor confronts Isabella in Pam Hillman’s novel, The Promise of Breeze Hill.
~ What ~
At four-hundred-and-sixteen pages, this paperback that is part of the Natchez Trace Novel series targets those who enjoy a historical Christian romance involving plantation living in Mississippi during the eighteenth century. With no profanity, topics of bigotry, abuse, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers.
In this story, beautiful and unmarried Isabella Bartholomew is doing all she can to protect her father’s Southern plantation after he is injured in a fire. With her brother being recently killed, she worries about the barrage of highwaymen causing havoc and attacks on the nearby trace they travel.
When Isabella buys the indentured Irishman Connor O’Shea to repair the plantation’s buildings, she notices the differences in his societal and financial station compared to hers. By realizing she is acting like Biblical Job’s wife, she must decide what it will cost her to keep the family’s legacy in tact.
~ Why ~
This tale of evil men trying to harm and hurt others while love overshadows expectations is a quick read that shows God’s established plans. I like that Isabella’s flaws in misconstruing other’s actions were realistic. The book promotes the importance of family and love.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like historical romances from the South involving two opposite characters may not appreciate this book. Others may wish the good versus evil scenarios were not as predictable, especially when it came to the villain.
~ Wish ~
With both protagonists flip-flopping on their feelings, they could have been portrayed with one being more determined than the other regarding establishing their relationship.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a historical fiction how love protects family, this is a sweet but predictable read that explores the world of the Natchez Trace in Mississippi.
Thanks to Tyndale Blog for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
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