I didn’t realize this was a series when I first started it, but it didn’t seem to matter. I liked the character of Catherine, she seemed real and I always like if they are relatable. I don’t think I ever realized how tough the life of a slave was or that they were barely reguarded as humans. That part definitely made me feel for them and I’m so surprised being born in this century how that was ever even allowed. Such sad lives those poor people had to live!
I think the character of the plantation manager was straight up creepy! I think I could’ve done with less of him.
Tom worthington was a great character that was for sure one of the reasons I wanted to keep reading.
The parallels between God and the storyline were on point!
Overall a great story of suspense, intrigue and it definitely held my interest and kept me wanting to read!
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
From the back cover:
When Englishwoman Catherine Haynes loses both her parents and her home in 1856, she decides to cross the Atlantic to find her American mother’s family in Louisiana. She enlists the help of Tom Worthington, a dashing Key West man who makes his living salvaging wrecked ships, but whose real goal in life is to bring to justice the man who stole his father’s ship and caused his untimely death.
When Catherine finally arrives at her family’s plantation, she finds it in disarray and her family absent landowners. Torn between returning to Key West with Tom or beginning the hard work of restoring the plantation, Catherine soon finds herself snared in a plot to steal her inheritance. When an incredible secret comes to light, both she and Tom will face a choice. Can they relinquish the dreams that have been holding them captive in order to step forward in faith–even if it costs them everything?