The Captain Takes a Wife: The Captain Chronicles, 1875 - eBook
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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2015
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JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Great idea, but fell shortJanuary 29, 2017JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3As Captain Harry Richardson is boarding a train, he finds a woman in need of help. Sarah Franklin is running away from an arranged marriage, and she begs him to help her. When they are followed onto the train, the pair decide that getting married may make the people pursuing Sarah give up, but they don't realize what the men are really after, and how far they will go to reclaim what is theirs.
The action in this novel is great. It keeps you involved enough to keep reading. Unfortunately, aside from some humorous dialogue, the action is the best thing about the novel.
My main issue is that everything and everyone seemed prefect. The good guys were all very good, to the core. Seemingly flawless. The hero was completely selfless. The heroine was completely innocent. Their friends were all willing to risk their lives.
Even the marriage of convenience turns out to not really be so, because Harry and Sarah are madly in love in less than twenty-four hours. The novel does mention that the pair really know nothing about each other, yet they claim love so quickly.
My other issue is with the writing. There are several points where the author uses wording that completely gives away what is about to happen (the chapter titles are also guilty of this). For example, one line says that the Captainhears the dogs barking and assumes it's for a specific reason. Well, use of the word assume tells us that's not why the dogs are barking, and we now can easily guess what's about to happen. This happens many times throughout the book.
There are also several points where characters have to be filled in on events as they come into, or re-enter,the story. Instead of the author just letting us now that they are filled in, the reader has to read the entire summary again through dialogue.
I also felt like the novel should have ended sooner than it did.
The story had a lot of potential, but it fell short.
I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book fromBookLookin return for an honest review.
MadeoverBedford,TexasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5How many stars can I give it?June 2, 2016MadeoverBedford,TexasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Starting with the stars! 5 of them . . .
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Honestly I wasn't sure I would get through this book or even like it!
(I'm not so much a fan of Historical Romances and I was reading on my phone)
I was sooooooo wrong! I ran the battery down. Plugged the silly thing in by an uncomfortable chair. Was late cooking dinner, missed taking out the trash ....You get the picture. Right?
Here's what it is about . . . (provided by BookLook)
Sarah Franklin, a young teacher escaping an arranged marriage to a corrupt man, runs straight into the arms of Captain Harry Richardson as he prepares to board a train leaving Macon, Georgia, in 1875. She begs him to help her, and the captain soon finds himself in the midst of a ruse to hide her identity from her pursuers. When he impulsively kisses her in front of his amazed friends and some curious newspaper reporters, everything changes, and events soon spiral out of control.
Harry is a handsome man who carries his Bible and sidearm in a worn, leather valise. He fought on the side of the Confederacy until he was captured at Missionary Ridge; he spent time in a northern prison, but was released when he agreed to go west and fight the Indians with the U.S. Cavalry. Now that the war is over and he has earned his theology degree, Harry is looking forward to a new beginning as a circuit-riding preacher in the North Georgia mountains. But first, he must survive the train trip, protecting a woman he barely knows and putting his life in jeopardy to battle a determined band of hired gunmen.
In this inspirational historical tale, a soldier-turned-minister learns that even if youre starting a new life, there are some things you cant leave behind.
And I thought . . . probably the best book I've read all year. and it was on my phone!) There was drama, suspense, murder and mystery.
And romance. A bunch of romance at least 3 little romances develop between the pages. (Book 2 please!)
There were a lot of characters. A few (band mates of The Captain) took me awhile to keep them straight. And there were more villains than I could count. But all in all it made for a great story.
The chapters were pretty long. I had to pace myself. I hate to stop reading in the middle of a chapter. I just took my phone with me!
To me the story was fast paced. Actually the entire story covers only a few days.
The story seemed authentic to me. The details of the period seemed to work and the author wove a pleasantly heart warming story in the middle of mayhem!
I am looking forward to reading more in this series.
Congratulations Miss Durbin (it's her first book) visit the authors website. Click here.
The Captain Takes a Wife is a 5 star keeper.
There were no 'real' bedroom scenes, no language, No Alcohol (the Captain is not a drinker) and although there is murder and mayhem it is handled in a way that is entertaining and not graphic.
I received a complimentary copy of The Captain Takes a Wife from BookLook in exchange for my honest review.
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