Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Review of Pirate of My Heart

Here's a description of the book from Christianbook.com:

"When her doting father dies, Lady Kendra Townsend is given a choice: marry the horrid man of her cold, money-grubbing uncle's choosing or leave England to risk a new life in America with unknown relatives. Armed with the faith that God has a plan for her, Kendra boards a cargo ship and meets American sea captain Dorian Colburn. But the captain has been wounded by a woman before and guards his independent life. A swashbuckling man doesn't need an English heiress to make him slow down, feel again, or be challenged with questions about his faith-or so he thinks. It is not until Dorian must save Kendra from the dark forces surrounding her that he decides she may be worth the risk."

My Rating: Spring

My Review:

Pirate of My Heart is another exciting story full of danger and romance from the pen of Jamie Carie! Since reading her beautiful debut novel Snow Angel, I have come to expect great things from this author, and her latest is no exception! The love stories she shares are unique and thrilling.

This book offers an extra helping of surprise, as the cover and the title of the book can be a bit deceiving. There are some pirates, there is a ship, and the heroine is both spunky and stylish. However, the hero is not a pirate and most of the account takes place on land. But I'll let you find out for yourself how the title of the book works, because it's a sweet story!

From evil plots (and lots of dastardly villains) to tender romance sweeping from England and across the Atlantic to America, this is a fast-paced read that's difficult to step away from for very long. But what really makes this book meaningful is its emphasis on understanding in a relationship. It can be costly to jump to conclusions and to hide one's feelings and thoughts. And this is shown not only in the relationship between the hero and the heroine, but between a person and God.

If you start to read its pages, you might discover that--like a pirate--this book has stolen your time as you become captive to the story. But if you're like me, you won't mind a bit.

*With thanks to B&H Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book.*

Note: This book will be released September 2011.

4 comments:

Casey said...

I haven't read any of Carie's books lately, but I know I would sure like to. Would you compare her to MaryLu Tyndall?

Amber S. said...

Casey,

Yes! Their writing styles are distinctive, but I appreciate how they both include plenty of action, romance, and adventure. I think Carie's books focus a little bit more on romance, and MaryLu's focus a little bit more on spiritual growth, but that's just my opinion.

I think I've read all but one of Carie's books, and if you haven't read any yet, I highly recommend Snow Angel--it's my favorite. :)

~Amber

Casey said...

Laura F. just gave me the same rec. Sounds like one I need to add to my "looking for" list on swap. ;-)

Amber S. said...

Casey,

I guess Laura and I are on the same page then! ;) Hope you enjoy it if you do read it sometime!

~Amber