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  • Posted October 24, 2011


    PIRATE OF MY HEART by Jamie Carie is an exciting inspirational historical romance set in Regency England and Colonial America. It is a captivating,adventure filled story. When Lady Kendra Townsend,is forced to choose between marrying an elder gentleman or going to live with relatives in Colonial America.She chooses going to Colonial America. Her father was killed in a coach accident and her uncle,Andrew(her father's twin) is now her guardian and has deep,dark secrets. Dorian Colburn, an American sea captain with secrets and a weathy merchant finds himself in the company of Lady Kentra. Lady Kendra is bright,beautiful,shy,lonely and is attracted to Dorian,the "rogue pirate". Together, Lady Kendra and Captain Dorian find themselves on a grand adventure of faith,romance, danger,adventure,love, keeping Lady Kendra safe and out of the hands of her uncle. A fast paced,action filled,adventure filled story with characters who will capture your heart and have you turning pages. A must read for any historical,inspirational,romance,Regency England,and Colonial America readers. While there is only a brief encounter with pirates,Lady Kendra calls Captain Dorian a "rogue pirate" often. Received for review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at B&H Books and My Book Addiction Reviews.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

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    Witty & Fun

    I thoroughly enjoyed this lively story about Kendra and Dorian. There's plenty of witty dialogue and tension between them. The pace never lags. Around every corner you can find something to keep you turning pages. Action, adventure, betrayal, and most of all romance! Kendra is a very committed Christian and even through the most daunting of circumstances continually prays and seeks God's will for her life. She's got a hat fetish so watch out! You might find yourself wanting to go out and buy a flamboyant hat :) Dorian has faced disappointments and betrayal in relationships and is understandably leery of becoming involved with another woman but he is drawn to Kendra like a moth to a flame, or maybe he likes her hats ;) Together they wade through misunderstandings, adversity and deceit but gain trust and love in each other. They really are an irresistible couple. I recommend this book to any fan of Jamie's and historical fiction lovers. Special thanks to Julie Gwinn, B&H Publishing Group, A Division of LifeWay Christian Resources for sending me a review copy.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011


    Lady Kendra Townsend was born in 1777 in Arundel, England. At that time, the parents picked the husband for their daughters, but before Kendra's mother's death, she made Kendra's father promise to allow Kendra to pick own husband so she could marry for love. But after her father dies nearly 20 years later. Kendra's money hungry uncle takes over and tries to force Kendra to marry someone he has worked out a deal with. She refuses, so her uncle sends her to America to live with relatives she has never met. She has faith that God has a plan for her life and boards a cargo ship for America. Dorian Colburn is the captain of the ship and has the responsiblity of keeping Kendra safe. He starts to have feeling for her but has been hurt in the past and is determined not to give up his independence for anyone but can Kendra change his mind or does she even want to?

    I received a complementary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group to read and give an honest review. I did enjoy this book and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys historical romance novels.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Great Historical Adventure

    Lady Kendra Townsend is devastated when her father dies in an accident. Her wicked uncle Andrew is now in charge of the estate and requires that she marry the scoundrel he has chosen for her or sail to America and live with family she's never met. Knowing that God will take care of her and not wanting to marry the man her uncle chosen, America seems like her only choice. That is where she meets Captain Dorian Colburn. He's very handsome in a pirate kind of way. Captain Colburn has been burned by beautiful women before so the last thing he wants is to have to look after an English heiress. But as they journey together they find their attraction to each other growing. All is not well though for Kendra. Danger lurks ahead. Will Dorian decide this beautiful heiress is not only worth saving but risking his heart as well? What a great adventure! This author does a wonderful job of drawing you into the story and keeping you involved until its heart-racing conclusion. I must say I am a real fan of pirate stories and when I saw the beautiful cover and the title, I knew it was a 'must read'. While this is not your typical pirate story it did have pirates in it and contained plenty of action, suspense and romance. I enjoyed the whole cast of characters. Dorian is a strong hero who is very protective of Kendra. Kendra is strong in determination. I loved watching these two interact. I also really liked Dorian's friend John. What a fun personality he had. The underlying theme of this tale was trusting and relying on the Lord. I think the author painted some great pictures of what unforgiveness and greed looks like as well as what trust and obedience looks like and the outcome of them both. If you enjoy a great historical adventure then I would definitely recommend Pirate of My Heart. A thank you goes to B&H Publishing for this complementary copy for my review. Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: B&H Books (September 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0805448152 ISBN-13: 978-0805448153

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Great Historical Romance!

    I'm not usual one for historical romance, but after reading this book, I'm going to have to pick some more up! I loved the time period and how they all take ships to America and have extravagant social events. In this book, though, I loved how Kendra was so strong-willed and how easily she could open up to Dorian. Mmmmm, Dorian :) He was one of the main reasons I really enjoyed this book. As the captain of the ship Kendra took to America, he has a protective nature that every girl wants in a man. Not to mention insanely good looks and immense upper body strength. The only problem I had with this book, and the reason it gets a four instead of a five, is the romance. When Kendra and Dorian are together, you know how they feel emotionally, but the physical relationship is barely described. I'm not talking hot and heavy stuff, I'm talking just kisses. When they first kissed, I had to re-read it to realize that they actually had kissed. The author spends a majority of the time talking about how they felt with each other instead of describing what they actually did. Other than that point, it was an enjoyable novel; fast paced but still slow enough to enjoy all of the good moments. Pirate of My Heart has everything from pirates and (multiple) kidnappings to a sweet romance while sailing across the ocean. What more could you ask for?

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