Patience Terry is heartbroken when she hears the Captain Jeremy Horton’s ship is shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados. Despite the news, Patience’s heart does not believe that her beloved has perished. Meanwhile, Jeremy, unaware of the turmoil at home, sails for New Amsterdam in an attempt to claim land for Britain. His involvement in secret political missions, however, may harm his future with his love. As he returns to a surprised but relieved Patience, their lives may be altered forever.
Once again, Rebecca DeMarino pens a novel that is truly historical in nature. She does a wonderful job researching the history of the time period and crafting scenes that reflect her valuable work. Sometimes the details of the lives of the characters in 1664 and the in-depth history of the time period tend to overshadow the development of the individuals and the romance of the story. These details also make it hard to connect with the characters at times. However, the scenery and the time period are both beautifully depicted and makes for a good historical novel.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.