About the book:
An unsolved mystery separates ex-privateersman Captain Brogan Talvis from his lost son--his only living relation, his only family. Shortly before her tragic demise, his wife abandoned their infant to strangers, refusing to reveal the child's whereabouts. Now, three years later, Brogan has discovered the boy at the home of a shipbuilder's daughter, Lorena Huntley.
Lorena guards a dark secret about her young charge. She finds herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to claim his newly built ship, unaware his motive for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own--until the day another's evil deceit leaves her helplessly shipbound, heading toward England.
As the perfect opportunity to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted by thoughts of Lorena in her dire circumstance, and he is forced to make a heartrending choice between his child and the woman who has begun to capture his heart. But only his unselfish sacrifice can win him the greatest prize of all--love.
I liked it well enough, it just didn't capture me. The story is a bit slow and the characterizations aren't great. A twist at the end was unexpected. The first word that comes to mind is insipid although it's not quite an uninteresting as the word implies and it is sweet. But, just a bit meh for me and I know it's not one that I would reread. I think most fans of historical fiction will enjoy it and there are many 4 and 5 star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon to attest to that fact.
Thanks to Noelle at Bethany House for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Lisa Norato here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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