Monday, April 7, 2014

A Captain for Laura Rose

GIVEAWAY

WHITSON, STEPHANIE GRACE
A CAPTAIN FOR LAURA ROSE

Laura Rose White's late father taught her everything he knew about piloting a Missouri River steamboat. He even named their boat after her. Despite that, it seems that Laura will forever be a "cub pilot" to her brother Joe, because in 1867, a female riverboat captain is unheard of. That is, until tragedy strikes and Laura must make the two month journey from St. Louis to Fort Benton and back in order to save her family's legacy, her home, and the only life she's ever known.

The only way for her to overcome the nearly insurmountable odds is with the help of her brother's disreputable friend Finn MacKnight, a skilled pilot with a terrible reputation. Laura loathes having to accept MacKnight as her co-pilot, especially when she learns she must also provide passage for his two sisters. Straight-laced Fiona has a fear of water, and unpredictable Adele seems much too comfortable with the idea of life in the rough and tumble environment of the untamed river and the men who ply it. Though they are thrown together by necessity, this historic journey may lead Laura and the MacKnights to far more than they ever expected.

My Review:

Whitson's characters come alive against a panoramic backdrop that kept me riveted.I love a book rich in historical detail and this one certainly is. And such a great angle for a historical -- the details of steamboat life are fascinating. A Captain for Laura Rose is the kind of book you can't pull yourself away from. In fact, it's the kind of read that makes you miss your bus stop so you ride the loop around so you can read some more and when you arrive late to work you don't even care. You're only concerned about the fact that you can't continue reading until the bus ride home later in the day. :-)

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Captain for Laura Rose please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 12  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

31 comments:

  1. I'll come and sit beside you if it means missing our stop while we read on. LOL Love how you write your reviews!!!!
    rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- we'll drive the bus drive crazy, Becky! Good luck!

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  2. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome Karen. Good luck!

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  3. Sounds like yet another book to add to my always growing to be read pile.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Such a dilemma, Amy. Good luck!

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  4. I have added a Captain for Laura Rose by Stephanie Grace Whitson to my growing reading list. There are so many books I want to read and so very little time to read them.

    Please enter my name into the drawing.

    Blessings,

    Tammi

    dandtdearing{at}earthlink{dot}net

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    1. I know Tammy, it's such a dilemma, but one I'm grateful to have! Good luck!

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  5. I would love to win! Stephanie Grace Whitson's novels are the very best reads!! How fun to pilot her namesake ~ Laura Rose. Thanks for the offer.
    Your bus stop comment happened to me ~ two mid-teen boys taped me on the shoulder with wide eyes ~ "Didn't you miss your stop?" The driver stopped mid-block as they rang the buzzer. Yes, I was reading at dusk.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. hmm... need two there ~ tapped
      Kathleen :D

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    2. At least you had fellow passengers watching out for you, Kathleen. Good luck!

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  6. Sounds wonderful, great review but most of all Please have an absolutely terrific day......God bless u
    Chris G
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  7. We have Stephanie's books in the Church Library. Would love to win this one to add to our collection.
    Thanks!

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    1. Sounds like you have the bestest church library!!! Good luck!

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful review and giveaway. I love the cover of this book.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  9. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  10. Thanks for the review and giveaway! Steamboats are fascination. I always thought it would be fun to take a riverboat cruise. With the modern conveniences of course.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Definitely with my modern conveniences!!! Wouldn't that be a great holiday? Wonder if they run them nowadays? Good luck Patty.

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  11. Steamboats capture my imagination, this sounds full of the unexpected! Great review... now I want to read it. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- so exotic!!! And fraught with peril. Good luck Merry.

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  12. Include me, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  13. I love the book cover and the story sounds great. I rode a steamboat once. I love reading historicals. Thanks for the great review. Would love to read this book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Wow, so cool that you were on a steamboat, Maryann. Good luck with the draw.

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  14. Oh, I LOVE this author! Please enter me for the giveaway, Kav! and thanks for hosting it.
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She;s awesome, isn't she, Nicole? Good luck!

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  15. Great review Kav. Thanks. I can't imagine living my life on a boat. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the give-away.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win this book! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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