When her doting father dies, Lady Kendra Townsend is given a choice: marry the horrid man of her uncle’s choosing or leave England to risk a new life in America with unknown relatives.
Armed with the faith that God has a plan for her, Kendra boards a cargo ship and soon finds herself swept away by the rugged American sea captain Dorian Colburn. But this adventurous man has been wounded by love before and now guards his independent life.
He wasn’t prepared to give up anything for anyone . . .
No swashbuckling man needs an English heiress with violet-hued eyes to make him feel again or challenge his faith with probing questions—or so he thinks.
It is not until Dorian must save Kendra from the dark forces surrounding her that he decides she may be worth the risk.
Star Rating: ***
With only a small introduction to Jamie Carie’s work in the past (I reviewed her book, The Snowflake), I was looking forward to reading more by here. I admit I was a bit disappointed in Pirate of My Heart—I felt it wasn’t one of Jamie’s best works. From reading The Snowflake, I know that this author has talent not only in her writing style, but in making the scene, setting, and plot believable and come alive. Sadly, I found those areas lacking somewhat in this newest release, Pirate of My Heart.
While both Kendra and Dorian were endearing characters that I did grow to care for by the end of the book, they weren’t as in-depth as I generally like to see in the books I read. I did enjoy reading their story and how they slowly began to acknowledge that they were falling in love. Jamie did do a great job at making the reader dislike Angelene—I could not stand that girl! She needed a good slap on the face to wake her up to reality, and I wouldn’t have mind giving it to her if I could.
There are many twists to the plot in Pirate of My Heart that really surprised me. Normally, a historical romance like this ends at the wedding, and the couple lives ‘happily ever after’…but such is not the case for Kendra and Dorian! I really liked how it showed their rocky start together and yet how they overcame their differences. At the beginning of the book I felt the story was a bit rushed, but once Kendra was on her way to America, it slowed down considerably.
As I mentioned, the writing left a bit to be desired. I’d experienced Jamie Carie bring Alaska to life through The Snowflake, so was surprised and a tad disappointed in this book. But it wasn’t all a letdown, as Jamie’s historical knowledge shone through in her vivid description of the time period, clothing, and life style.
I’m sure fans of Jamie Carie’s work will be thrilled to read this new addition to her books. Jamie does a wonderful job at keeping her plots unique; bring you a fresh and exciting adventure every time she comes out with a new book. While I admit Pirate of My Heart wasn’t my favorite, I will still be keeping an eye on Jamie Carie’s books in the future.
I reviewed this book for B&H Publishing. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.