Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Heart's Safe Passage



It's 1813 and all Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. When Belinda, her pregnant sister-in-law, presses Phoebe to accompany her onto a British privateer in order to cross the Atlantic and save her husband from an English prison, Phoebe tries to refuse, then finds herself kidnapped. 

Captain Rafe Docherty is a man in search of revenge. His ship is no place for women, but he needs Belinda in order to obtain information about the man who destroyed his family and his life. Between Belinda's whining and Phoebe's hostility, Rafe can't help but wonder if he made the right choice.

When it becomes apparent there is an enemy among them on the ship, the stakes are raised. Will they reach the English shore in time? Can love and forgiveness overcome vengeance?

My Review:

In my humble opinion you can't go wrong with a Laurie Alice Eakes book and this one is no exception! I love the way her words immediately catapult me into a different era. Her choice of descriptive phrases, dialogue and setting exude that Regency feel. I was swept away to the open seas, queasy with sea-sickness, stalked by the terror of enclosed spaces and immediately enamored by an intriguing privateer. I felt this book as much as read it. 

Eakes has fleshed out an intriguing plot involving perils on the high sea and enough swash-buckling to require a fainting couch at hand for the gentle reader. :-) Definitely a dream of a read!


If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put the title in the subject line so that your entry is easier for me to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 27 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. Hearts Safe Passage.
    I'd like to win this book.

  2. I have as much fun reading your reviews, Kav :) Laurie is an astoundingly prolific writer

  3. I read Lady in the Mist and would love to add this one to my collection!


  4. Yes, I would like to win a copy of this book! I have not read a Laurie Alice Eakes book.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be put in the drawing for Hearts Safe Passage.

  5. I love Laurie Alice Eakes books and can't wait to read this one!


  6. Oh -- and this is the sequel to Lady in the Mist -- though you don't have to have read the first one to enjoy this one.

    Good luck everyone!

  7. would love to read laurie's latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. Would love to have the chance to read this one.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  9. Good luck Michelle and Karen!

  10. This looks like a very enjoyable book. Thanks!

  11. There are two things that appeal to me, the midwifery and the trip across the Atlantic. I wonder how her skills will come into play.

    P.S. I received The Discovery in the mail. Woot! Thank YOU Kav :)


  12. I love the name Rafe for a man! Never heard it in "real life" though. I would love to read this one... who doesn't like a pirate? ;)