The history. The immediate draw of the characters. The what-if questions that bombarded after my first reading of the back cover copy.
Brogan is quite a character, all-man, but Lorena matches him. The banter between the two was a lot of fun to read and brought many a smile to my face. Plus I’m an absolute die-hard fan of having young children in the forefront of novels — they make things so much fun! Brogan’s son is no exception. A dear darling, he captured my heart before his father did.
I liked how this book fulfilled some expectations, while dashing others. For one thing, this book went nowhere that I thought it would. A long voyage? Not really. But what did bring the characters out to sea was entirely unexpected. So while I grappled for a moment with wanting what I had thought I would find between the pages, in the end, the way the author brought loose threads (and secrets!) together proved satisfying and entertaining.
This book was crafted by a talented author with a love for language and detail. Prize of My Heart truly put me in the time and place and that’s what makes me love historical fiction, so for those who love the genre like I do, check this one out!
About the Author
A life-long New Englander, Lisa Norato lives in a historic village with homes and churches dating as far back as the eighteenth century. She balances writing with a career as a legal assistant specializing in corporate law. When not writing, she enjoys precious time with family and her dog, cooking, reading and television, especially British comedy and historical dramas.
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