Saturday, September 29, 2012
Reading Journal: Oceanswept
My incredibly talented friend Lara wrote this book. I know, right? I feel famous just knowing her. It's being officially released tonight (at midnight! get your credit cards ready!), but she let me have a sneak preview of it this week. She emailed it to me on Tuesday; I emailed her back to warn her that I was totally swamped with obligations this week and that I might not have time to read it this week-- then proceeded to drag it around with me everywhere I went while my house fell apart, my children subsisted on fruit cocktail and hot dogs, and my sacrament meeting talk went unplanned. So, um, sorry to those of you who have to listen to me ramble incoherently at the pulpit tomorrow. Blame Lara. But anyway....
Set in the 18th century, Oceanswept is the story of Tessa Monroe, a well-bred young lady excited to be moving from London to a new posting in the West Indies with her Admiral father. After a hurricane destroys her father's ship, however, Tessa-- the sole survivor of the incident-- is pulled aboard a passing ship-- The Banshee-- and nursed back to health by a handsome sailor who, though kind, seems to be hiding something. Something dark.
And that is where the adventure begins. Carried by action, courage, revenge, treachery, romance, and the fight for survival, Oceanswept is a lively and engaging read.
Get it here.