Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Heart's Safe Passage" by Laurie Alice Eakes

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Laurie Alice Eakes and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Heart's Safe Passage" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Laurie Alice Eakes’ “Heart’s Safe Passage” is a beautiful second novel in her Midwives Series. When Phoebe’s sister-in-law begs her to join her on an ocean voyage that she hope will lead to the rescue of her incarcerated husband, Phoebe is less than thrilled. Even after she learns that the reason Belinda wants Phoebe to come is because she is pregnant and wants someone she trusts to deliver the child if necessary. Captain Rafe Docherty is even less thrilled than Phoebe that she is aboard his ship. He is bent on avenging the murders of his wife and parents and doesn’t want to be distracted by a new love or the Lord.

This is a well-written romantic adventure that will keep the reader up late into the evening. Although the second novel in a series, this book reads well as a stand-alone work. Some of the archaic language was unfamiliar to me, so I would have appreciated some form of dictionary. But overall, I enjoyed and will recommend “Heart’s Safe Passage”.

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