Author: Rebecca DeMarino
Hardback: 352 Pages
Series: The Southold Chronicles (Book 3)
Publisher: (July 19, 2016)
Duty and love are powerful forces. Only one has the power to make her life complete. It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton’s ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados. There were no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island.
Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy sails aboard a British warship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold–and to an overjoyed Patience–it’s not quite the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for. With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges you into a world of tall ships, daring journeys, and yearning hearts.
Meet the Author:
Rebecca DeMarino is a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, The Southold Historical Society, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Rebecca is the author of A Place in His Heart, To Capture Her Heart, andTo Follow Her Heart, all part of The Southold Chronicles series.
Although, I didn’t get the chance to read any of Rebecca DeMarino’s previous novels, I found To Follow Her Heart was a page turner and difficult to put down. Readers get to experience through Rebecca DeMarino’s fantastic descriptions political events of the time, such as the English takeover of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in September 1664.
Readers also get the experience the highs and lows of life in Southold, from large Thanksgiving feasts to death from smallpox. The characters in this novel were realistic. They had disagreements, were not always in love and had to learn to overcome their issues as a couple.
I loved the friendships in this book and how important it is to have friends who are honest and speak truth. One thing I did not enjoy was the abrupt ending. I wish it was a little more thoroughly finished instead of cutting it off right when they meet up. Overall, this was a great novel!
I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell books bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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