The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman (Review)

The Promise of Breeze Hill
(Natchez Trace #1)
by Pam Hillman
Christian Historical Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 416 Pages
August 8th 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers 


Natchez, MS; 1791

Anxious for his brothers to join him on the rugged frontier along the Mississippi River, Connor O'Shea has no choice but to indenture himself as a carpenter in exchange for their passage from Ireland. But when he's sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation, Connor fears he'll repeat past mistakes and vows not to be tempted by the lovely lady.

The responsibilities of running Breeze Hill have fallen on Isabella's shoulders after her brother was found dead in the swamps along the Natchez Trace and a suspicious fire devastated their crops, almost destroyed their home, and left her father seriously injured. Even with Connor's help, Isabella fears she'll lose her family's plantation. Despite her growing feelings for the handsome Irish carpenter, she seriously considers accepting her wealthy and influential neighbor's proposal of marriage.

Soon, though, Connor realizes someone is out to eliminate the Bartholomew family. Can he set aside his own feelings to keep Isabella safe?

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My Review

THE PROMISE OF BREEZE HILL is a sweet story about family and second changes, fraught with danger, and lifted by faith and love. Historical and inspirational readers alike are sure to fall in love with these characters and enjoy the story from beginning to end.

I absolutely loved the beginning of this story and the continual friction between Isabella and Connor! They were such fun characters! I also loved Isabella's family and some of the other friends. The villains were well drawn and played their parts well, giving a counterbalance to the sweet and romantic moments. The inspirational elements were fairly minor. The story was engaging from beginning to end and I felt drawn into the time period and plantation life.

I did think Isabella was a little hard headed and acted without thinking a few times, quite dramatically. There was only one time that really bothered me towards the end where it felt more like a plot point. I would have liked another reason for her being where she was. Otherwise, I didn't have any issues.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I definitely enjoyed this, especially the main characters and their love story.

Content: Some innuendo and violence, but clean.
Source: I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for my complimentary ARC, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

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