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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pirate of My Heart...Review

About the book:
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.

Anxious to leave England and return to America, Dorian Colburn isn't thrilled with the prospect of transporting a spunky Englishwoman across the Atlantic.  Forced to leave her homeland after the death of her beloved father, Kendra isn't thrilled with what the unknown future holds for her.  Thrown together unwittingly, a tentative friendship forms between them. When Kendra's life is threatened, Dorian realizes the true feelings of his heart and wonders if there can be a future for them together.

This is an exciting, entertaining story with a charming heroine and handsome hero.  While I found myself annoyed at times with Kendra's instant ability to jump to the wrong conclusions, I admired her gumption.  And with evil villains and scoundrels, Dorian was the perfect hero, always rushing to the rescue.  Along the way, though, they both learn the importance of God and family.

While I appreciate receiving unedited ARCs for review, I find myself very often frustrated with the editing/continuity/depth issues that are inherent to ARCs and this copy had quite a few.  I would really like to read the final version to see the necessary corrections and what additional changes were made as well.

Still, this is a charming romance with just enough adventure and suspense.  It was one I enjoyed and one I can easily recommend.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Julie Gwinn of BH Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Jamie Carie here.  You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 8/11

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4/5 Stars


  1. Oooh! This book sounds good - and I am always up for discovering a new author.

  2. This sounds really interesting. I have really enjoyed Jamie Carie's books in the past so I will have to check this one out.