Friday, July 31, 2015

Captive on the High Seas

GIVEAWAY

RICH, CHRISTINA
CAPTIVE ON THE HIGH SEAS

Captain of Her Heart 

Sold into slavery by her jealous sisters, Ada finds herself captive on the ship of a Greek merchant. Expecting a harsh new master, she's surprised to find the captain compassionate—and attractive. Yet she can't fall for the man who owns her—not when she watched her enslaved mother pine after her unyielding father.

Nicolaus only wants to rescue the beautiful, mistreated woman from the auction block. He plans to free Ada, just as soon as he secures his inheritance. Which means racing the ship back to his homeland to best his brother. If he loses, all his cargo will be forfeited—including Ada. But as perilous storms reveal her courage and grace, the question becomes, can his heart stand to let her go?

My Review:

Christina Rich is one of the very few authors who can lure me into a biblical historical setting. In this case, 668 B.C. Her talent is in evoking lush images with her carefully phrased words. I'm convinced this author has lived in this time period or possesses a time machine and has travelled there -- her descriptions and settings read that real.

Can I call a Greek hero swashbuckling? Because that's the word that comes to mind when describing Nicolaus. He has the air (and allure) of a pirate -- though he's not quite as rough around the edges. Quick to anger at times and often abrupt, Ada pushes all the wrong buttons. You might say it isn't long before the tables are turned and it's the ship's captain who becomes the real captive.

Ada is unique among women. She's lived a confusing life -- considered part of a family but not good enough to really belong. Growing up in that kind of environment has made her a mix of contradictions. At times bold and outspoken, she can certainly hold her own against her captor. But she is also hesitant and vulnerable, despairing of ever finding a place to belong.

Rich has created an action-packed tale full of heroism and sacrifice...and the spice of sweet romance.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Captive on the High Seas 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 . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 2 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. This sounds really good. I have read one of Christina's books and really liked it. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It is, Amy. She's unique in the Love Inspired Historical line too. Good luck.

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  2. I haven't read any books by this author and this book sounds great. Thanks for the article and giveaway.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  3. Interesting, not an era I would normally pick to read either. But it sounds interesting, but then I think your reviews make books sound interesting=)

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- I do like to share my love of reading good books. Good luck, Patty.

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  4. I know I say this a lot, but I've been dying to read this one! LOL!

    Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. There are just so many good books out there to tempt us, eh, Amada? Good luck.

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    2. So very true Kav! :) Sometimes I wish I didn't have to sleep so I could get them all read! LOL!

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  5. I haven't read much of that time period, but this book sounds fascinating! Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Heidi. Good luck.

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  6. I'm swooning here reading your review, Kav! This certainly needs to go on my to-read pile :-D I like a strong heroine who can stand up to the hero, makes for some sparks!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh and are there ever sparks, Trixi. Good luck.

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  7. Oh my, what a story! :) Sounds wonderful, Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  8. Looks like a good read. kamundsen44atyahoodotcom.

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  9. I haven't read a bibical historical for a long time. Sounds good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. As a rule, I'm not a huge fan but I love Christian Rich's stories. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. I really enjoy resding these Love Inspired books. This story sounds great ! Please enter me for this one Kav, thank you !

    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Love Inspired books are great, aren't they? Good luck, Deanne.

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  11. Hi Kav. Thanks for another good review. I've not had a book by Cristina's books but this sounds like one I would really enjoy. Please put my name in. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  12. Kava, you humble and honor me. Thank you for such a wonderful review!

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    1. And of course, I did not pay attention to auto correct, Kav. I do know how to spell your name. ;)

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    2. And of course, I did not pay attention to auto correct, Kav. I do know how to spell your name. ;)

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  13. Kava, you humble and honor me. Thank you for such a wonderful review!

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  14. I've read The Guardia's Promise and I enjoyed it very much. That had to of been so scary for Joash witnessing all this going on over him.
    Captive of the High Sea will no doubt will be just as good.
    Congratulations Christina on your new release.
    Nice review Kav!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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