Jan 25, 2012

Review ~ Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie

When her doting father dies, Lady Kendra Townsend is given a choice: marry the horrid man of her cold, money-grubbing 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 meets American sea captain Dorian Colburn. But the captain has been wounded by a woman before and guards his independent life. A swashbuckling man doesn't need an English heiress to make him slow down, feel again, or be challenged with questions about his faith-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.

Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, a ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, USA Book News National "Best Books 2007" Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, was a 2010 Indiana State Library Best Books of Indiana finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.

My Review:
This story if a heart wrenching journey of a young woman (Lady Kendra) orphaned, abandoned and sent away to live with an Aunt and Uncle she'd never met.  Along the way she finds love; but also that love is not easy or simple.  I enjoyed following Kendra on her journey to discover love, her own determination and her steadfast faith even in the midst of attack and kidnap.  This unique romance has many twists and turns that keep the reader interested from the first word to the last.

I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more by author Jamie Carie.  I must say though, that due to some of the content I would not recommend this book for younger readers.  There is mention of intimacy and hints at relationship/marital issues that I don't think younger readers would understand.  I personally would suggest ages 16 and up.

And for those of my followers who are sensitive to religious books, this book does contain Faith in God and Bible scriptures throughout.  Though I would not consider it to be "preachy" in any manner.

*I received a digital copy of this book through Netgalley.com for review purposes - please see my Policy & Disclosure page for more info.


  1. This sounds like a good read. I'm glad you said it wasn't preachy - that's always a turn off to me.

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  3. Sounds interesting. Good review!

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  5. Hi, thank you for stopping by Skylar and for following and commenting on my post. To be honest, because of my ADD I have a very difficult time reading books, I am really trying to change that and am always looking for books that I might be interested in reading. So, this will be a good blog for me to follow. I can read blogs, websites, magazines all day, but books are a completely different story, now if these books were on audio I would probably try those out and would have a much easier time focusing on it. Anyway, thanks again, it's great to have you as a follower, I will be checking back often for more reviews.




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