Friday, March 2, 2012
Heart's Safe Passage by Laurie Alice Eakes
About the book:
One woman takes the treacherous journey toward redemption . . . and love.
All Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. But when she refuses to accompany her pregnant sister-in-law to help save her husband from an English prison during the War of 1812, Phoebe finds herself pressed aboard a British privateer.
Captain Rafe Docherty promises to get Phoebe's brother-in-law out of prison in exchange for information Rafe needs to exact revenge on the man who destroyed his family. As he realizes his attraction to Phoebe, she determines to get ashore before her patient goes into labor--and before her own heart is in danger. But an enemy in their midst threatens to end their plans--and their very lives.
My review of Heart's Safe Passage:
Setting is very important to me when it comes to a book. I have to like the setting if I am going to like a book. Now, one of my least favorite settings for a book is a ship. That almost kept me from reading Heart’s Safe Passage, but Laurie Alice Eakes is an excellent author whose books I am quite fond of. I wanted to give her high seas tale a chance and keep an open mind and I did like the first book in this series, so I had a hunch this would be another good one. It was!
The first thing I noticed about this book was that it moved very quickly. Heart’s Safe Passage had everything a good book should have. It had excellent characters, action and plenty of suspense and romance, and of course, the writing was superb. I can safely say that I liked this book better than Lady in the Mist. It’s been a while since I read that book, but I seem to recall it was slower than this one. I was afraid this book would be slow because of the setting, but it is anything but slow. After having read a few of Laurie’s books, I am really becoming a fan of hers. She is proving to be a diverse writing in addition to being a thorough researcher with an attention to detail.
Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This book was provided for review by Revell.