Three years ago, at the height of the War of 1812, and just when he has been granted a Captaincy with his own ship, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife informed him that she had abandoned their son Ben and refused to tell him where. Three years ago, Lorena Huntley and her shipbuilder father became the loving adopted caregivers for an orphaned child they knew as Drew.
Now the war is over and Brogan, once a penniless orphan, is a wealthy and powerful man of the sea. His relentless search for his son each time he is on land is at last successful when Brogan discovers him in the Huntley's care. He doesn't reveal his identity but instead commissions a ship from the Huntley shipyards and conspires to steal back the son he has longed to find. But first, he must win the trust of the Huntleys so that he can befriend the son who seems not to remember his father and eventually disappear onto the vast ocean with his precious child.
Brogan did not expect to find that the Huntleys had taken such good care of Drew and doted on him. He also did not anticipate finding Lorena so beautiful and appealing or her father such a wise and friendly man. And once he gains the family's trust, he certainly did not plan on giving up his freedom to rescue Lorena who has been kidnapped by a zealous suitor and forced to sail on a ship bound for England.
Brogan Talvis launches his new ship on her maiden voyage with his dream firmly in his grasp. His son, Ben, is at his side and he is sailing away. But he knows that he must find Lorena and confess that he is the boy's father. And he must confess that he has fallen in love with her.
Read Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato for a thrilling tale of pirating, kidnapping, and derring-do on the high seas.
Thanks so much to Bethany House for sending this free review copy of this delightful Christian Historical Romance.
Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.