Monday, May 25, 2015
When her mother dies, Elizabeth Benjamin heads home to Key West, determined to transform herself into the perfect Southern belle her parents always wished her to be. But nothing goes according to plan. Her crippled brother resents her, the servants do not obey her, and Rourke O'Malley, the dashing man she vowed to forget, refuses to relinquish his hold on her heart. Worst of all, it becomes painfully obvious that her father is not the upright man he appears to be.
As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth is faced with a difficult choice: to do her duty and abandon her dreams, or to leave her life of privilege behind to chase the man her father sees as little better than a pirate.
From the first emotional page, author Christine Johnson throws readers into a world of impossible choices, hidden desires, and heart-melting romance in the steamy south. Readers will cheer for Elizabeth and Rourke as they battle the odds and the elements to secure their future.
My thoughts: This is a fascinating book! I didn't know a lot about what the Florida Keys were like in the mid 1800's, so it was interesting to read about how it would of been like for a young woman of society living in the Keys during then. Christine Johnson does a wonderful job of bringing to life the hardships of slavery in the Keys and the interesting job of being a wrecker in the reefs. The characters were interesting and I look forward to seeing if they show up in the rest of the series!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.