On Thursday November 17th at 6PM in the Schafer Room the library will have the next movie night in our classic movie series. We’ll watch Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn and have free popcorn and soda. Call the library by Thursday morning to sign up.
Titles in the library’s Christian Fiction section are always popular, but as this is a smaller section of books published each year, finding new authors can be difficult. However, if you’ve read all our Karen Kingsbury and Janet Oke and are still looking for more, try Christine Johnson. This week’s review is of the second in her series set in the later 1800s in Key West, Florida. The series doesn’t necessarily follow one character but people from the first novel do make an appearance in the second. Even so, feel free to read them out of order and they will still make sense.
Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson features Prosperity Jones, a resident of Nantucket on the northeast coast. For two years she has stayed in Nantucket to nurse an ailing mother while her fiancé has been sent away to Key West with the army. After her mother passes away she immediately boards a ship for Key West to restart her life with her fiancé. What she doesn’t know is that her beloved David has found love in another woman’s arms, but neglected to inform Christine until after he had been married two months. The letter he sent was too late to reach Christine before she sailed south. Once in Key West, Christine discovers the betrayal, but with no family left up north she decides to find work in Key West, as a laundress in a hospital. Her gentle ways catch the eye and friendship of a local doctor. But all is not as finished with her fiancé as it seems to be, and before long Christine is caught between the attentions of two men while she tries to build a new life for herself.
You can get the book reviewed here at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”