The Shipbuilder’s Wife by Jennifer Moore was an excellent read. This book also connects with her previous book My Dearest Enemy. This book follows the sister of the main guy in My Dearest Enemy, which I also loved very much. Even though the books connect, you can read them out of sequence.
Jennifer Moore did an excellent job of putting you, the reader, during the time and place the story takes place. Even though she is know for being a regency romance writer, I find that her books are more than that. They are full of adventure and action as well. I have many customers at work that are of the male population that loves to read her novels because they grab their attention in an historical setting, but keeps them reading with all of the adventure despite it being a romance novel. I dare any guy to pick up her books and read them. The Shipbuilder’s Wife is a great one to start out with.
Ladies will fall in love with Jacob Steele, the shipbuilder, and guys would admire the courage in his leading lady, Lydia.
I highly recommend this book to all who either loves, romance, history, or action and adventure.
The day of her parents’ garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger—the largest man she’s ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British. Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so briefly, would prove to be her saving grace. And with a war raging around them, she may be called upon to save him too.