Mary didn’t think well enough of herself to marry someone who treated her with respect. Edward was abusive, controlling and manipulative. She knew it but she was willing to marry him because she thought no one else would marry someone with the Caracus name.
Fortunately for her, Lisa her sister made contact and reconnected with her ultimately causing her to cross paths with Ian, a man who liked her for who she was and didn’t care what her last name was.
Through a variety of hair-raising twists and turns, Mary worked through the issues of her past relationship with her father and how that all connected to her reasons for marrying Edward.
Regretting Redemption moves along at a good clip, making the book a relatively short book to read, but the story is obviously not over at the end. There is one more book to the series in which the story will be concluded. There is enough of a conclusion at the end of this book however for the reader to feel satisfaction.
One of the themes of this story was abuse – physical and emotional, which may be difficult for some people to read about. What I liked about it was that the message was that it is not to be tolerated and that help should be sought so that the abused person can get out of that situation.
I think the author touched on an important point in this topic and that is that sometimes the abused person doesn’t try to get out of the situation they are in because they don’t think they deserve any better. Mary knew Edward was an abuser but she was going to marry him because she didn’t think anyone else would and she really wanted to be married. We need to help loved ones around us in potential situations like that to see that they are worth more than putting themselves in those kinds of situations.
I always enjoy a Bonnie Paulson book because I know it will be free from offensive language and the romance will be clean. Here again she doesn’t disappoint. Thank you so much Bonnie for providing books suitable for all audiences!
I very much enjoyed Regretting Redemption and I look forward to the next book in the series. I gave this book a rating of 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
To see my complete review, visit Shelf Full of Books: http://kathrynsshelffullofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/10/regretting-redemption-blog-tour-with.html