"To Love and Cherish," book 2 in Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller's Bridal Veil Island series is a lovely story that will keep you turning the pages until the end. Melinda has been waiting for Evan to propose to her, but when he has not she has to return home with her family. After a hurricane strikes, Melinda returns to check on Evan as she has no idea if he is alive and well or dead. Melinda finds Evan well and she accepts a job on the island; however just being on the same island does not mean that their relationship is all happy and smooth. The hurricane is not the only thing that is disrupting life in this story! I loved the historical details that are included in this story. It really made the time period of the late 1800's come alive and added quite a bit to the story. There is a lot that goes on in this story, this is not "just a romance story" as it is has so much including betrayal and suspense. While this is a part of a series, it is not essential that book 1 be read first; however it is a great book that you do not want to miss out on!