Not only do I use Zentangle to Cherish Life, but I also love to read. Please enjoy the following book review:
Captain Brogan Talvis is searching for his son who was "disposed of" by his late wife. She gave him no clue where the boy was taken. He adored his son but realized too late that his life at sea drove his wife to extreme actions. He believes that his son is still alive, and because of his own past, wants to find his lost son. It has taken him three years, but he believes he has finally found him in the home of a shipbuilder in the small New England town of Duxboro, Massachusetts. The ensuing events lead the good Captain on a roller coaster of emotions and battles with his Lord. Lorena, the shipbuilder's daughter, captures his heart early on. She is the only mother figure the boy knows. This only complicates his mission of retrieving his son from the only home the boy has known.
This is a Christian, historical romance. I usually don't choose historical romance because I'm not really a history buff. But this book doesn't shove the history part down your throat. The author described things as they related to that time in history. Perhaps other historical authors also do this. Like I said, I haven't read that much in the historical genre. The references to the Captain's faith was not overdone either.
What I really liked about this book was how the author gave you bits and pieces throughout the book of the characters' backgrounds. You didn't have to wait until the last chapter for it all to make sense. But by giving you little details at a time, you could better understand why the characters acted the way they did. A lot of times, the ending of books is so obvious that you don't want to read the last chapter. But as all the hidden truths are revealed, the reader can't be certain what actions the Captain will take. The ending may not be a surprise, but the resolution to all the "secrets" is satisfying.
I received this book free from the publisher by responding to a Facebook post. I would like to thank the publisher, Bethany House, for the opportunity to read and review PRIZE OF MY HEART.