Are you looking for a book that includes both adventure and romance? Then The Captain’s Bride by Lisa Tawn Bergren would be an excellent choice for you! This book is a real page turner from start to finish and it is one of those books that is just really hard to put down! From romance, to pirates, storms and a spirit of adventure, this book has it all and it will keep you guessing until the very last page!
Norwegian immigrants pack up their belongings and head to America in search of a better life, some leaving dear family and friends behind. The book is based around the fictitious story of Elsa and Peder Ramsted, a newlywed couple, who literally marry a day before setting sail. Peder is a captain who has been at sea for several years and has come back to take his bride to their new home and Elsa is the hopeful bride ready to conquer the world. This couple has a lot to learn about love and life and just how truly strong each of them can be in the face of adversity.
I truly enjoyed this book and it was so much fun to read and see the plot unfold. Quite honestly I had no idea what the outcome of the book would be until the very end, but it was very fascinating none-the-less. Lisa Tawn Bergren does a fantastic job of putting herself in the characters’ shoes and weaving a tale of their lives. It is almost like you are traveling on the ship with them and weathering the storms and pirates or even Cape Horn.
This is a great read whether you are male or female; however, I would not recommend letting younger reader read the book as although it is a Christian book and very rooted in faith, it does deal with some of the more adult subjects that would not necessarily be appropriate for children or young teens. I do highly recommend adding this book to your personal library as it is fascinating and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.