A Man of Honor by Loree Lough is the third book in her First Responders Series and another one that I really enjoyed. I read the first two books Honor Redeemed (my review) and From Ashes to Honor (my review) over the last while and I’ve come to look forward to the next installment in the series every time I read one. Loree’s books are faith based and while I really enjoy Christian fiction I realize not everyone does but I do not find that Loree’s books push faith at you; it’s just there like it should be. For me her books are like a comfort read – they are novels that deal with grief, loss, and most importantly love. I thoroughly enjoy them!
In A Man of Honor we meet Dusty, who after a rocky life becomes a reverend and runs a home for boys who haven’t got many options left in their lives anymore. His goal is always to care for them and try to set them on the right path in life. We also meet Grace who is a schoolteacher in one of the rougher schools. She also has a passion for helping those who have lost their way. They meet when Dusty, who is called in on searches and such when someone goes missing, to find a missing girl. In all the confusion after the girl is found they don’t manage to learn much about each other but God is on their side because it seems their paths will continue to cross.
Both Dusty and Grace have no interest in a relationship and yet after spending some time together they realize just how much in common they have especially after Dusty sees just how comfortable and good Grace is with his boys. As the story progresses Dusty and Grace hit a few roadblocks but use their love and faith to guide them through. Their passion for helping kids is a strong thing they have in common and I really enjoyed this aspect of the story. So many times these kids fall through the cracks and despite not having the money to keep his house going most of the time Dusty keeps on finding ways – such as moving his eleven boys and himself in with Grace! Grace though is made to be a caregiver and manages to show these boys that they really do deserve to be loved.
This story definitely has a few twists and turns, not to mention a few things that I just didn’t expect. I’m still not sure I liked the ending in this one but one thing I will say for Loree is that she writes realistically. Her stories are true to life and she draws you so fully into her characters lives that you become one with them. She writes clean and enjoyable novels with a little romance thrown in. A Man of Honor is a novel that will take you through a multitude of emotions and I advise having some kleenex on hand if you do read this one. This is another great installment from Loree and once again I will be anxiously awaiting the next one!
A Man of Honor by Loree Lough is touring with Pump Up Your Book so be sure to check out the other tour stops. You can find Loree on her website as well as Facebook and Twitter. Your own copy of A Man of Honor can be purchased here in the US and here in Canada.
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Source: Review copy provided by Pump Up Your Book and the Publisher via NetGalley. No compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own.