Series: The Southold Chronicles, Book 3
Publication Date: July 2016
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Rebecca DeMarino once again takes us to the village of Southold on Long Island in the year 1664. This third and final novel in the series brings back all the characters we came to know so well in the first two novels, Barnabus and Mary Horton and their family; Heather Flower and her husband, Dirk Van Buren; Jeremy Horton and Patience Terry as well as many others. The storyline follows Patience and her long standing love for Jeremy Horton, the ship captain who cannot seem to keep himself on land or at home long enough to get married although he professes a deep love for her.
The politics of the time are calling for a takeover of New Amsterdam on the other end of the island and the generally peaceable village is disrupted when the men head off to a potential battle. This village’s strong women bond together to do what is necessary to carry on while the men are gone.
Ms. DeMarino once again does a terrific job of detailing the history of the time with the political drama and making the entire story very appealing. The book offers drama, death on the high seas, estates up in flames, and thwarted romance! I would definitely recommend this novel for readers of historical fiction and inspirational historical fiction. This third novel in the series is definitely necessary to tie up all the loose ends and it brings a beautiful close to the Horton’s family story.
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Publication Date: October 2016
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
ARC from Netgalley.com and Barbour Publishing
After a hasty departure from her last employer, governess Eleanor Morgan is forced to board a ship from London and sail for the colonies as an indentured servant. The year is February 1770 and the country is far from being settled. Eleanor is in for a rude awakening as she crosses the ocean and arrives to begin a new life.
Samuel Heath, a wild looking man who appears to be as much Indian as he is settler, purchases Eleanor’s contract. Unbeknownst to Eleanor, her contract requires that she marry the man in order to provide an upbringing for his young daughter, Grace. Eleanor steps into a life unlike anything she has ever experienced. Her adventures and travails begin as she learns to make a life for herself in the wilderness with Samuel and Grace.
The story unfolds as Samuel and Eleanor encounter enemies, politics, and the complications of frontier life. Their difficulties encompass everything from Eleanor’s lack of cooking skills to crazed bears to very real enemies. This book is a great read for lovers of historical fiction, particularly those who enjoy Revolutionary War era novels. Interesting storyline that definitely pulls the read into the plot and keeps them engaged!
This ARC copy was received from Netgalley.com and Barbour Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
Series: Daughters of His Kingdom Series
Publication Date: July 2016
Publisher: Liberty Publishing
ARC copy from author
“There will come a time when we will be called upon to act in defense of the cause we believe in. It will not be enough to merely stand by and watch others do our fighting for us.”
-Kitty Smith, quoting Henry Donaldson
Absolutely intriguing book to complement the first two in the series! The tension in this story grips the reader from the beginning and builds throughout the novel. Once again Amber Perry brings intrigue, family complexities, political turmoil, and relationship intricacies to her latest tale.
The series continues with the introduction of Anna Martin Rone, a young woman who is not quite what she seems to be upon her arrival in the colonies from England. This third book tells the story of Anna and Henry Donaldson, who we met in the second novel. I thoroughly enjoy being able to read about my favorite characters from previous novels in a series. In this book, the reintroduction of past characters feels a bit like catching up with old friends you haven’t seen in awhile.
The Revolutionary War is beginning, and the siege of Boston plays a role in this novel. Once again faith in God and a belief and dedication to freedom and liberty, both political and personal add dimension to the story.
Read this intriguing tale of the early Revolutionary War to find out how Anna Rone and Henry Donaldson cross paths and unite to save themselves during a complex time in history. The intriguing ending surely hints at more to come! A truly enjoyable read for fans of historical fiction, inspirational fiction, and romance!
This ARC copy was received from Liberty Publishing and the author in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
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