Monday, June 30, 2014

Full Steam Ahead: A book Review

About The Book:

When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?


Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Two-time RITA finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance because she believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at www.karenwitemeyer.com.

My Review:

If you are looking for a light, fun read for your summer reading list, road trips, or to enjoy will sitting on the beach, look no further than Full Steam Ahead.

I thoroughly enjoyed the details in historical facts, the story lines that caught my attention from the first pages and held it until the very last words, and especially the wonderfully developed characters. Darius and Nicole were especially adorable and I loved the developmental of their relationship (sorry for the spoiler!). The book is funny, with just the right amount of romance and adventure to create a well-rounded book that has God at the center of the story! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Full Steam Ahead at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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