Saturday, March 3, 2012
Heart's Safe Passage, a review!
It's 1813 and all Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. When Belinda, her pregnant sister-in-law, presses Phoebe to accompany her onto a British privateer in order to cross the Atlantic and save her husband from an English prison, Phoebe tries to refuse, then finds herself kidnapped.
Captain Rafe Docherty is a man in search of revenge. His ship is no place for women, but he needs Belinda in order to obtain information about the man who destroyed his family and his life. Between Belinda's whining and Phoebe's hostility, Rafe can't help but wonder if he made the right choice.
When it becomes apparent there is an enemy among them on the ship, the stakes are raised. Will they reach the English shore in time? Can love and forgiveness overcome vengeance?
Book 2 in The Midwives series, Heart's Safe Passage is a stirring tale of love, intrigue, and adventure on the high seas. Readers will feel the salt spray and the rolling waves as they journey with Laurie Alice Eakes's vivid characters on the treacherous path toward redemption.
This book BEGINS with so much excitement! I must say I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed this read as secrets were spilled, challenged, and forgiven. The author has firmly rooted a Christian theme in this book, which comes through especially in the life of Rafe. The setting of the book- out in the sea- is so much FUN! It read brilliantly, every word coming together just right. As much as I enjoyed the first of the Midwives series, I enjoyed this one even more. The heroine, Phoebe, was so very capable, resilient, and lovely. It was quite exciting to see how she and Rafe interacted through the course of the story.
I received this free review copy in return for an honest review from Baker Publishing Group.