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Charlotte’s Honor – Book Review

Charlotte's HonorCharlotte’s Honor, by Ellen Gable, a sequel to Julia’s Gifts, is set in wartime Europe during the summer of 1918. Here, we find Charlotte Zielinski, working as a nurse at a field hospital in France. In Julia’s Gifts, Charlotte was a supporting character. Here in Charlotte’s Honor, we see Charlotte, with her hopes and dreams, take center stage along with the reality of war. The days are long, and the work is hard, but Charlotte finds solace tending to the dying, as each takes their last breaths. Someone needs to be by their sides, as no one should die alone.

As Charlotte tends to the dying, she meets young Dr. Paul Kilgallen. She’s smitten with him, and he’s smitten with her. However, there was this thing called a war that seemed to continuously get in the way of Charlotte and Paul’s developing relationship. Then, there is a third person, named Hannah, who was “determined to make him her own” (p. 25). Hannah would do anything to discredit Charlotte, so that Dr. “Tall and Handsome” would prefer Hannah over Charlotte. Would Hannah win, or would God’s plan for love win, in the end? To what lengths will Hannah go to keep Charlotte from winning the good doctor’s heart? Ah! One must read this good book to learn the answer.

Why You Should Read Charlotte’s Honor

In Charlotte’s Honor, Gable takes us back to a time when a woman’s honor really meant something; where the virtue of chastity held prominence. Through the historical references of 1918, we can easily see the vivid contrast between the meaning of chastity in 1918 versus 2018.  A lot has changed in the last 100 years, and not necessarily for the better. Yet, stories like this one remind us all to treasure our reputations.

This book was a true page turner for me – I read it in one day! I could not put it down. The laundry and other chores could wait. If you are looking for a good read, then I highly recommend reading Charlotte’s Honor. You can get your copy by clicking here.

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