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|Title: Pirate of My Heart: A Novel - eBook|
By: Jamie Carie
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: B&H Books
|Publication Date: 2011|
Stock No: WW20462EB
On her voyage to America, Kendra meets Dorian Colburne, a sea captain not used to being shackled by a woman. The story focuses on their relationship and the forces around them that try to keep them apart. Ultimately, their love triumphs when Dorian saves her from kidnapping and death and she saves him from his fear of love.
Kendra is likeable and relatable for her charming personality and deep faith. Her relationship with Dorian is well-developed throughout the novel, though at times the romance is heavy-handed. While they gain friendship and reliance on each other, the physical side of their relationship is also related in superficial detail. Carie's descriptions are occasionally wandering and cliched, and a few key moments are overlooked. When Dorian's spiritual journey should reach its climax, Carie instead brings back the "saving Kendra" plotline. Still, Kendra's hope and determination hold the reader's attention through to the dramatic end. Her spirit epitomizes Galatians 6:9, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
Pirate of My Heart will please readers of historical romance, but other readers may find that Carie's various story elements need a little work. The prose could be tighter, some of the action better thought out, and the spiritual climax brighter. Still, for those who like a little adventure in their romance, Jamie Carie does have a story worth reading. Kacey Heinlein, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com