Heart’s Safe Passage Review

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In a continuation of her Midwives series, Laurie Alice Eakes is back with Heart’s Safe Passage. The War of 1812 is still being waged between the United States and England, and this time the action takes place on a boat bound to England. A wife is desperate to reach England to plead for her husband’s release. And the only way to get there is to take a midwife with her on a British ship during the turbulent times. As you read the book, you will be transported to that time…and gripped by the characters and their journeys.

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It’s 1813 and all Phoebe Lee wants out of life is to practice midwifery in Loudon County, Virginia. When Belinda, her pregnant sister-in-law, presses Phoebe to accompany her onto a British privateer in order to cross the Atlantic and save her husband from an English prison, Phoebe tries to refuse, then finds herself kidnapped.


Captain Rafe Docherty is a man in search of revenge. His ship is no place for women, but he needs Belinda in order to obtain information about the man who destroyed his family and his life. Between Belinda’s whining and Phoebe’s hostility, Rafe can’t help but wonder if he made the right choice.


When it becomes apparent there is an enemy among them on the ship, the stakes are raised. Will they reach the shores of England in time? Can love and forgiveness overcome vengeance?


Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist, A Necessary Deception, and several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

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