Title: To Follow Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles #3)
Author: Rebecca DeMarino
Genre: Historical Romance (1664/1665)
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
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.
A wonderful conclusion to the series!
This is the final book in a “true” series. You need to read these stories in order to really follow and understand them.
I thoroughly enjoyed returning to Southold and these fantastic characters. Life has moved on for these people and I love the fact that two of the secondary characters from the previous books were front and center in this book. It was wonderful to have more mature adults trying to navigate the sometimes rocky waters of a romantic relationship.
Both Jeremy and Patience had a strong foundation of faith. They were each trying to know what God had for them to do with their lives. Patience especially had a difficult journey to follow in learning to let go of fear and trust God instead. I loved the support and encouragement they received from their friends and family members.
I was impressed by all of the incredible descriptions of what life was like in the mid-17th century. They gave a very clear image of what people did on a day-to-day basis.
I cannot recommend this incredible book highly enough. It is getting a 5 star rating from me. In fact I loved the entire series and am highly recommending all of them. I have reviewed both of the previous books here on my blog.
You can find my review for A Place in His Heart at: http://godslittlebookworm.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-place-in-his-heart-southold.html
My review for To Capture Her Heart is at: http://godslittlebookworm.blogspot.com/2015/07/to-capture-her-heart-southold.html
You can find out more about Rebecca and her books on her website at: http://www.rebeccademarino.com/