A Virginia chocolatier and a privateering sea captain collide once
more after a failed love affair a decade before. Will a war and a cache
of regrets keep them apart? Or will a new shared vision reunite them?*****It
is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York,
Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of the
heart. Having reached her twenty-eighth birthday, she is reconciled to
life alone after a decade-old failed love affair from which she's never
quite recovered. But she longs to find something worthwhile to do with
Captain Henri Lennox has returned to port after a lengthy absence, intent on completing the lighthouse in the dangerous Chesapeake Bay, a dream he once shared with Esmée. But when the colonial government asks him to lead a secret naval expedition against the French, his future is plunged into uncertainty.
Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart, or can their shared vision and dedication to the colonial cause heal the wounds of the past? Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz whisks you away to a time fraught with peril--on the sea and in the heart--in this redemptive, romantic story.
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This was such an enjoyable read, and it quickly became a page turner! What an amazing job the author did writing this, you never see what is coming around the next corner.
We are gifted with a romance that has been broken, a family that is there for each other, then we throw in pirates! There is sadly a pandemic and few are exempt.
I loved how the main character has such heart for her fellow, less fortunate, man. She goes above and beyond, and we walk in her shoes.
This read has a great conclusion, you don't want to miss, especially, the grieving widow!
I received this book through the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.