Monday, July 6, 2009

The Captain’s Bride

Enjoy engaging and affordable fiction
The Captain’s Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren is book one in Northern Lights series.  Experience an epic saga of perseverance and passion, faith and fidelity in a sea adventure from the gentle hills of Bergen, Norway, to rocky coast of Camden, Maine.

My thoughts: 
The Captain’s Bride is a saga for sure.  Dynamic and complex characters are woven into the fabric of this story. 
At the beginning of the story we meet Elsa who is about to marry Peder, a sea captain, and travel with him to America.  Her younger sister, Tora, is a mess of a girl who is driven to have her own way.  Determined to make the voyage (against her parent’s wishes) Tora conspires to be a stowaway aboard the ship.  Her presence creates long term havoc.  On board are several interesting characters like the Soren and his pregnant wife, Kaatje, who simply want a fresh start and a solid marriage in the new land.  Karl is Peder’s best friend and (as far as he knows) about to be partner in the shipping business in America.  Karl also has a secret love for Elsa that he struggle to resist. 
The Captain’s Bride is drama on the high seas.  The characters are engaging an believable and the story is so full it can barely fit between the covers.  The Captain’s Bride is rich and involved and it will leave you thirsty for more.  The conclusion of the book is abrupt and you’ll be out buying the second book within minutes of closing the first.  The good news, at $5.99/ book it won’t break the bank to read them.  You’ll get your money’s worth too.
So grab a copy and sit back.  Embark on the tumultuous journey to America that rides waves of discovery, confronts hidden sin, and determines to persevere.

* I was given this product free to review on behalf of WaterBrook, July 2009 

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