Vanguard of Hope
Publication Date: February 10, 2013
3 Stars=Okay Page Turner
An unusual historical love story best describes Vanguard of Hope by Kathy Steineman. Hope is married to Peter and has a good life. Hope has tried her best to keep hidden the desires she has for Solomon one of the slaves. When Peter leaves the home for an extended trip, Hope gives in and sleeps with Solomon starting a blissful affair. The other staff members are starting to suspect the two lovers but can’t catch them.
Hope’s life takes a change when her husband returns professing his love. Hope’s plans change and she decides to give her marriage a chance. Peters knows about her affair and forgives her even when she has a child. When Hope loosing Peter, his death takes a toll but she must carry own. The suitors start to courting her but Hope’s heart belongs to the one she can’t be with. The choices Hope makes will either be beneficial or devastating.
Vanguard of Hope was an interesting book to read with many twists and turns. I must say that I enjoyed this story but it seemed more modern instead of historical. I could relate to Hope’s character but could not get a feel on others. The main character seemed ahead of her time which confused the timeline within the storyline for me. The issues and twist in the story kept my interest as well as the unique way the author delivered the story. I recommend Vanguard of Hope to others.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.