A Heart Adrift.

A colonial lady and a privateering sea captain collide once more after a failed love affair a decade before. Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart? Or will a new shared vision reunite them?

from Baker Book House

My Thoughts:

I’m learning that when you read a Laura Frantz novel, you are signing up for an experience. You know how some books feel like they play out like movies? A Frantz novel bypasses a movie. It’s a whole mini-series. From the first page to the final word, readers feel like they’ve genuinely endured life with these characters. Time has passed. Lives have altered. Love has bloomed.

How?! How does she pack that much into one story? I’m amazed and grateful.

Esmée and Henri are just magic together. They gave me all of the Captain Wentworth and Anne vibes, and Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel so I was immediately invested. But the love story–as wonderful as it is–is just the backbone of this tale. It’s fleshed out with compelling characters and a plot that flows steady from start to finish.

Fans of historical romances will adore this book because it offers all of the right things: a tender and lovely romance against the impeccable backdrop of a thriving historical community. Once again, Frantz has hit it out of the park in my opinion. Do not miss this book!

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. All expressed opinions belong to me.

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Book Boyfriend:

Captain Henri Lennox. We are HUGE fans of a steady man who loves for the long haul. Henri is also incredibly kind and generous–with his words, his time, his money, his work. And in the face of adversity, he’s firm and reliable. Basically, he’s a dreamboat. (Get it? Because he’s a captain. Of a boat. Nevermind . . . )


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