Saturday, July 9, 2016

Book review: To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

About the book:

Duty and love are powerful forces. Only one has the power to make her life complete.

It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton’s ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados. There were no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island.

Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy sails aboard a British warship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold—and to an overjoyed Patience—it’s not quite the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for.

With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges you into a world of tall ships, daring journeys, and yearning hearts.

My review:

The third and final installment of The Southold Chronicles was a joy to read. I was immediately drawn into the drama, and found myself dwelling on the story when I wasn't reading it. Author Rebecca DeMarino has turned out her best writing to date. The book read smoothly, and the dialogue was natural. I felt the heartbreak, the longing, and the frustration that the characters felt as duty continued to call Jeremy from Patience's arms.

From its beautiful cover to its satisfying ending, historical fiction fans will treasure this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

About the author:

Rebecca DeMarino writes love, legends, and lore as a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother, a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad, and the wanderlust gene from both parents. Her travels have taken her from Alaska to Nebraska and Florida, from Long Island to England and Italy, and from Washington, DC to Texas, California, and Guam. But usually you can find her at home, enjoying her grandchildren and baking crisp little ginger cakes. Learn more at