Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato * A Review

Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Rich in Historical Detail, This Is a Romance that Delivers!

An unsolved mystery separates ex-privateersman Captain Brogan Talvis from his lost son--his only living relation, his only family. Shortly before her tragic demise, his wife abandoned their infant to strangers, refusing to reveal the child's whereabouts. Now, three years later, Brogan has discovered the boy at the home of a shipbuilder's daughter, Lorena Huntley.

Lorena guards a dark secret about her young charge. She finds herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to claim his newly built ship, unaware his motive for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own--until the day another's evil deceit leaves her helplessly shipbound, heading toward England.

As the perfect opportunity to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted by thoughts of Lorena in her dire circumstance, and he is forced to make a heartrending choice between his child and the woman who has begun to capture his heart. But only his unselfish sacrifice can win him the greatest prize of all--love.

Paperback: 299 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764209426
ISBN-13: 978-0764209420
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

A life-long New Englander, Lisa Norato lives in a historic village with homes and churches dating as far back as the eighteenth century. She balances writing with a career as a legal assistant specializing in corporate law.

Prize of My Heart,was released from Bethany House in the Spring of 2012 and is a historical inspirational novel set during New England 's Federal period. Lisa is also the author of the contemporary romantic comedy, I Only Want to Be With You, which received favorable reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist, and the time-travel romance, Where Eagles Fly, which, before being published, won the prestigious Maggie Award.
When not writing, she enjoys precious time with family and her dog, cooking, reading and television, especially British comedy and historical dramas. You can visit Lisa's website at www.lisanorato.com or follow her on Facebook.

  Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato is quite a good book. I really love the cover picture and the story line is excellent. I like the surprise ending and didn’t think it would have that kind of twist near the end, but was well pleased with it.
  I have never read a book written by Lisa Norato and am glad I got the chance to read a new author. She is quite a talent.
   The only thing I really didn’t like about the book was the wordy description of the clothes and rooms etc.. Maybe some people like a lot of description, but I prefer to have a little left for my imagination. I think overly describing some things takes the fun out of it.
  Lorena and Brogan are very lovable characters and little Drew/Ben is a sweetheart. During the book you keep wondering if Lorena and Brogan will get together, or if they will let Drew go to his rightful parent. Just so many things to keep you interest and then put a third party that loves Lorena and you get some high adventure.
 I will recommend this book and I enjoyed it for the most part.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

Patricia said...

Thanks for the review. Read this one it has to be one of my favorites. The ending was a real surprise.