July 19, 2016

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino - Review

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: July 19, 2016
Number of pages: 352
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: Southold Chronicles #3

Satisfying, Emotionally Rich Conclusion to The Southold Chronicles Series

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.

What did I think of this book:
I am sad that this series has now ended but at the same time will be excited what this author has to give us next. Each book in this series has been better that the last - all of them have been great books. This was a book that I sat down to read and did not want to stop and in fact read it in an entire weekend. There are many emotions you will go through while reading this book as you are grieving for Jeremy, then happiness that he is alive, then mad, then happy again with the bit of romance. I liked how some of the same characters show up again in this book as it was like visiting relatives that you have missed and are getting to see again. Rebecca does a good job with her descriptions of places and developing her characters. Like with the other two books you can tell she does her research. I will be watching for more books by her. I do suggest reading this series in order.

About the author:
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."

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