Bethany House Book Review: Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato
Will His Love Endure Once He Learns Her Secret?
Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.
Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.
Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.
4 out of 5
Doesen't the above book blurb simply reach out and grab you? I had to learn what happens to the characters of this book after reading the discription.
I love a good historical novel. Prize of My Heart, written by Lisa Norato, is just that, a good Historical. It has all the elements I look for in a historical novel; a pirate, well an ex-privateer who is also the hero, kidnapping, secrets, and adventure.
I appreciate Ms. Norato’s attention to historic detail in this book. All too often you read Historicals that fall short when it comes to historic detail. This one does not. And with romance, adventure, and characters that reach out and tug at your heart, this book is an enjoyable weekend read. I truly liked the heroine, Lorena as her personality is that of a proper lady spiced with pluck. Drew, Lorena’s charge, keeps her busy. For me, Brogan, the hero of the story, is the perfect hero with his rough exterior, no doubt hewn from the difficulties he’s faced, and gentle heart.
What impressed me most in this book is the way in which Ms. Norato wrote her characters' faith in God to shine through their everyday lives.
Unexpected twists keep Prize of My Heart from sagging where other stories might. I cannot say more about the unexpected twists as I do not want to spoil the story for readers. A good beginning, middle, and great end will grip readers until the end of this book. I recommend Prize of My Heart as a great weekend read for those who like a love story that is gentle, with just enough action to excite interest and draw readers to the end of the book.
Read an excerpt at BethanyHouse.com on the Prize of My Heart product page.