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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Now I'm giving away Beloved Castaway by Kathleen Y'Barbo...

To enter post a comment, but PLEASE leave me a way to contact you. Thanks!


Isabelle Gayarre, fleeing a life of servitude, refuses to be owned by anyone, yet soon finds her heart in danger of being possessed by the godless Captain Josiah Carter. Can Isabelle trust him to help her escape without losing her heart? Josiah Carter, running from demons of his own, is stirred by the presence of the beautiful woman seeking refuge on his ship. Realizing that a runaway slave can never be his, legally or otherwise, a storm begins to brew within. Will their love ever reach a safe haven, or is it doomed to wreck upon the jagged reefs of the Fairweather Keys?

My review:

Now this is my kind of historical fiction book! The romance in Beloved Castaway totally rocked! And the kisses were to die for--very well written. There is nothing more exciting than a forbidden love story, and this book has it all. Even some edgy stuff. The heroine's mother was quadroon and from New Orleans and thus she was born a slave. The hero was the captain of the ship she sailed on. The way the hero treated her initially (not knowing about her heritage) made me cringe, but then things turned around. This story truly inspired me like Christian fiction should.

I won't give away the storyline, but this was also a deeply spiritual book. It shows the power of living the way Christ commands us to, and the effect this way of right-living has on non-believers. And the ending has the absolute coolest twist I've ever read. But don't read the last chapter first, or you will ruin the book. You don't want to miss this treat, so don't cheat yourself out of a great experience.

My last thought... The cover is pretty but also kind of dark, so it isn't one I would normally pick up in a store to read. But the story within it's pages will brighten your day, so take a chance on this one. Trust me, if you love romantic tension and some awesome Christian fiction with sizzle, this novel will definitely float your boat.

Beloved Castaway
is published by Barbour and is scheduled to be released this month, November 2007.


rebornbutterfly said...

this sounds awesome!
please enter me!

Kim said...

This book sounds so unusual! I'd love to be in the drawing! Thanks!


Cherie J said...

Pleas enter me. This story sounds great! Thank you!

Fat Cat said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the drawing.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! I would like to be entered in the contest.

Cassie Greutman

Janna said...

Please enter me!


Hope Chastain said...

got disconnected, so just in case...
hope _ chastain @ yahoo . com
[no spaces]
I hope it gets through this time!
The book sounds delightful. Thanks for entering me!

lilo's mom said...

Please enter me in this drawing - I would love to read it!


Hannah said...

i'd love to enter to win! great interview! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com

stampedwithgrace said...

woudl love to win, thanks!

carrie Turansky said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to read it.


Stormi said...

aah I can't believe I haven't signed up already. I would love a chance to win this one.


Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in Michelle!

Blogged ya:

ChristyJan said...

BELOVED CASTAWAY sounds like a wonderful read. Please enter me.

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Anonymous said...

Am I too late? It's Wednesday already - YIKES! Would love to read this one - even better if I win it. Thanks for the great review. Please enter me if I made the deadline. K

Michelle said...

And the winner is...kayscmalbums
AKA anonymous

I guess the best came last this time. Smooth move Kays. My son drew your name!!!

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