Friday, February 19, 2010

Louise Gouge's The Captain's Lady ~ Reviewed

The Captain's Lady
Louise Gouge
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Steeple Hill Books
ISBN: 0373828322

Review by Michelle Griep

Captain James Templeton’s orders from General Washington are clear. His target: Lord Bennington, a member of George III’s Privy Council. The assignment: find Bennington’s war plans. The risks: the future of the East Florida Colony, Jamie’s life…and his heart. In spite of the dangers of their hopeless situation, he’s fallen in love with Lady Marianne Moberly, Lord Bennington’s daughter.

Desperate to protect his country, Jamie carries out his orders with a heavy heart. But Marianne’s persistence is a challenge he never expected. With love and faith, they must navigate troubled waters to win their future together.

Author Louise M. Gouge brings the Revolutionary War era to life in The Captain’s Lady. She mixes historical detail in just the right amount, which makes this read educational as well as entertainment filled. Her attention to the sights and sounds of the late eighteenth century will make you feel as if you’re in jolly old England yourself.

My favorite character was Captain James Templeton. He’s the archetypal hero of strength and integrity…not to mention handsome. It’s no wonder the Lady Marianne falls for him. And he’s quite the accomplished fellow: a whaler, a gentleman, a captain, a spy. He pulls each role off with finesse.

A quick and easy read, The Captain’s Lady is just the thing to snuggle up with on a cold winter night.

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