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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Review: Heart's Safe Passage by Laurie Alice Eakes

Revell - February, 2012

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 rating:

My thoughts:

Heart's Safe Passage is book two in Laurie Alice Eake's "The Midwives" series, and since I haven't read A Lady in the Mist yet, I hoped this book would be good on it's own - it was!

The story was engaging from the beginning when Phoebe refuses to travel with Belinda (her sister-in-law) on a British privateer during war, but she is then taken against her will to the ship (oh, I mean Brig).

Heart's Safe Passage had a lot of action/danger with ships fighting, attempted murder, and a man seeking justice/revenge for the death of his wife. Include the romance story between Rafe & Phoebe and I don't think there was ever a dull moment.

I'm not great with understanding pirate/sailor talk, so a few times some of the words were confusing, but it did make the story more believable.

Overall, another great read from Laurie Alice Eakes! I look forward to reading more of her novels in the future, because the two that I have read were absolutely wonderful! I recommend Heart's Safe Passage if you enjoy historical romances or books with sailors/ships!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

“Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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  1. Melanie...i really like your reviews. You tell me what you do like and stuff about the book that the cover doesn't mention in a way that makes me go out to the library to get it. i think i'll read the Lady of the Mist first, though. Thanks. i hope you have a great Sunday

    1. Thanks, Marianne. I'm glad my reviews are helpful - it means a lot! :D

      Yeah, I definitely recommend reading Lady in the Mist first... I wish I did, but I had to finish this for the tour... :o

      Thanks for commenting! :D


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