Friday, September 2, 2016

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton's ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados, with no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island.

Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy is rescued and aboard a British Naval Gunship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold--and to an overjoyed Patience--it's not the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for.

With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges readers into the 17th century--a world of high seas and tall ships, daring journeys and yearning hearts.

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Rebecca DeMarino


When Rebecca DeMarino traveled in 1999 to Horton Point, Long Island, with her mother, Helen Jean Horton Worley to discover their heritage, passions collided: her love of faith, family, travel, history, and writing. Rebecca's debut novel, A PLACE IN HIS HEART (Revell, 2014), is a historical romance based on Mary and Barnabas Horton, Rebecca's ninth great-grandparents. Book two of THE SOUTHOLD CHRONICLES series, TO CAPTURE HER HEART, is available now. Book three in the series, TO FOLLOW HER HEART, releases in July and is available for pre-order. From PUBLISHER WEEKLY ~ "DeMarino's ... strong suit is recreating history and relating it to readers."

Here is what I thought.....
   Ah! I hate being negative but I really had a lot of trouble liking this book. I wanted to, I really did but I just couldn't. This author is new to me and I knew this was the third in the series but I decided to try it anyway. I wasn't confused at any point. It being the 3rd book didn't bother me. I just didn't understand the point of the book. It seemed like the story never went anywhere. The highlights of this book are the historical setting, the cover art and the old English words and phrases. I really like historical fiction but this one missed the mark for me. I received this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. A postitive review was not required.

3 out of 5 stars
G rating
Fine for teens
No Profanity/explicit content

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