A Tumultuous Tale of Love on the High Seas: Heart's Safe Passage (The Midwives, Book 2) by Laurie Alice Eakes
|Heart's Safe Passage (The Midwives, Bk 2)|
by Laurie Alice Eakes
I'm a huge fan of pirate tales since reading MaryLu Tyndall's Legacy of the King's Pirates series. Even though that series was drawn to a conclusion a few years ago I still look for and enjoy tales that are set aboard ships. This book in The Midwives series is a fine example of everything I love about high seas romances. At first I was a little underwhelmed by the characters and the plot but as the story unfurled and the unpredictability of the sea and rogue privateers became a factor I couldn't put the book down.
There is no other word than tumultuous to describe this book. The relationship between Phoebe and Rafe (best pirate/privateer name ever) was so realistic. The arguments and the genuine anger didn't evolve smoothly into an easygoing relationship once they got to know each other but it was something of a constant battle not unlike a relationship today.
The secondary character's were fun too. Belinda, Phoebe's sister-in-law was so annoying and well...spoiled...that I almost wanted to skip the parts where she opened her mouth. I suppose that unlikable characters make the story though, don't they? Mel, Rafe's daughter is just so adorable and her canine friend, Fi will melt your heart. I hope Mel gets her own story, she deserves to grow up and get a happy ending! This book really had a great message of persistence and learning to forgive oneself so that, along with the good plot make this a book I can recommend to anyone who loves Christian fiction!
~3.5 stars (for a slow start)~
Favorite line from the book: "Even at that moment, when more than a yard of deck separated them, she experienced a tugging to rise and step forward, as though he were the North Pole and she the compass needle." (page 91)
*I received my complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my opinions of the book for the tour.*
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.
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“Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”