Laurie Alice Eakes has written another wonderful adventure in Heart’s Safe Passage, Book Two in her Midwives series. What I love about Laurie’s books are her incredible attention to the historical details. Her knowledge of ships was incredible. It takes a very talented author to make life aboard a ship in 1813 exciting given all the peril they would face. Pheobe and Rake’s story is compelling and exciting, with a thread of forgiveness and redemption running throughout. I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too.
It’s 1813 and all Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. When Belinda, her pregnant sister-in-law, presses Phoebe to accompany her onto a British privateer in order to cross the Atlantic and save her husband from an English prison, Phoebe tries to refuse, then finds herself kidnapped. Captain Rafe Docherty is a man in search of revenge. His ship is no place for women, but he needs Belinda in order to obtain information about the man who destroyed his family and his life. Between Belinda’s whining and Phoebe’s hostility, Rafe can’t help but wonder if he made the right choice. When it becomes apparent there is an enemy among them on the ship, the stakes are raised. Will they reach the English shore in time? Can love and forgiveness overcome vengeance? Book 2 in The Midwives series, Heart’s Safe Passage is a stirring tale of love, intrigue, and adventure on the high seas. Readers will feel the salt spray and the rolling waves as they journey with Laurie Alice Eakes’s vivid characters on the treacherous path toward redemption.
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