Here we are with my second book I have every read by Laurie Alice Eakes, Heart's Safe Passage. Here is my review of the first one I read of hers. This fascinating book is about Phoebe Lee. She is an aspiring midwife, who's own sister-in-law doesn't even totally trust her to be a midwife and yet she will not make this ocean voyage with out her! Since she isn't really wanting to go, Belinda just has her kidnapped and embarks on a journey to get her husband freed from prison. Phoebe is just a hostage trying to cope in some ways, and in others, she is a willing helper.
Phoebe's worst issues are dealing with her past with her deceased husband, her pregnant former sister-in-law, and her growing attraction to the Captain Rafe. To complicate matters Captain Rafe has a child on board, his child! Things are quickly growing more complicated and issues are in need of being solved before they destroy more lives.
Laurie Alice Eakes has written another wonderful book! I am finishing this one up because I have been behind, but I was thrilled to find the same depth of characters, attention to detail, and well written story as in the last book I read by her.
When it becomes apparent there is an enemy among them on the ship, the stakes are raised. Will they reach the English shore in time? Can love and forgiveness overcome vengeance?