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
Copyright 2012
Revell Publishers
ISBN: 9780800719852
My Thoughts:
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.”


  1. I've not heard about this series, and I am basically unfamiliar with this author. I should check into it because I always am up for trying new authors. =)

    1. ...very good if you like stories about midwifery. :-)

      XOXO~ Renee

  2. Renee, LOVE your fav line from the book! Such a nice addition;) You may have been doing that for awhile as I've been offline but kudos to you for that fine tweak to your always stellar reviews!

    1. LOL Laura you haven't missed much since that's the first time I pulled out a "fave line." That just really caught my attention so I just had to make note of it!

      XOXO~ Renee

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    1. It's very good but if you haven't read the first I'd say pass on this until you do.

      XOXO~ Renee

  4. I skipped out on requesting this one because I was underwhelmed with book one. Sounds like it might be worth giving a try, though. And like Laura...love the favorite line bit. :o)

    1. I felt about the same about both stories, I didn't really favor one over the other so you may or may not like this. I hope you do like it if you read it!

      XOXO~ Renee


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