Monday, February 7, 2011

Beloved Castaway - Kathleen Y'Barbo

Publisher:  Barbour
Pages:  304
Source:  Review copy received from author
Genre:  Adult Christian Romance

From the Publisher's Page
Isabelle Gayarre, fleeing a life of servitude, refuses to be owned by anyone, yet soon finds her heart in danger of being possessed by the godless Captain Josiah Carter. Can Isabelle trust him to help her escape without losing her heart? Josiah Carter, running from demons of his own, is stirred by the presence of the beautiful woman seeking refuge on his ship. Realizing that a runaway slave can never be his, legally or otherwise, a storm begins to brew within. Will their love ever reach a safe haven, or is it doomed to wreck upon the jagged reefs of the Fairweather Keys?

My Review 
I am so happy that I was able to read and review this book.  I loved it like I expected I would.     The twists and turns in this book kept me reading from beginning to end.  The love story was not gaudy or over done.  It was a love that could only be brought about and shaped by the hands of God.  We have Josiah Carter on the run from his father.  Why?  His father, the Reverend Carter is a hard man and Josiah has taken his young brother and runaway with him.  He has no use for God after what he has seen in his father.

Isabelle Gayarre was born into slavery and was sold to Reverend Carter.  At the same time her half sister Emilie refuses to let her leave alone so she accompanies her.  Escaping with these three women is Violet Dumont who is promised to Andre Gayarre a very cruel and violent man.   Once they have escaped  they are hunted by Andre.  Their ship catches fire before they leave New Orleans, then springs a leak and they manage to make it to  Fairweather Key.  Here is where things take their biggest twist and the reason I recommend this book be read.  I look forward to reading Beloved Captive and Beloved Counterfeit the Sequels to this book.  This is an author I will most definitely keep my eye on.

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