Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Review - "Heart's Safe Passage"

Phoebe Lee returns as the heroine of "Heart's Safe Passage," book 2 in The Midwives series written by Laurie Alice Eakes.
Phoebe wants to stay in Virginia and practice midwifery; however things do not go according to her plan. Phoebe refuses to accompany her pregnant sister-in-law on a journey abroad ship to rescue her husband from prison in the midst of the war of 1812, so suddenly she finds herself kidnapped and on board ship! Captain Rafe is willing to do what it takes to get revenge on the man who has destroyed his family, even transporting Phoebe and her pregnant sister-in-law as the man they are heading to rescue will have information for him. However, Rafe finds himself battling not only his internal drive for revenge, but also the attraction that he building within him toward Phoebe. It quickly turns into a fight for survival as Belinda is about to go into labor, someone is out to destroy not only Belinda's plan, but Rafe's as well and also take all of their lives.

This book is well-written and is filled with details relating to the time period. The characters are all well-developed and I was rooting for them to make it their the various battles in their own lives and empathized with them throughout the story. I found myself rooting for Phoebe and Rafe and enjoyed "seeing" the relationship between them develop as well as the dynamics between the various characters - Phoebe and Belinda, Phoebe and Mel and Mel and Rafe. If you enjoyed book 1 of this series, "Lady in the Mist," you will not want to miss this one!

“Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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