I really liked the characters, not only Rebecca and Ben, but also Jonah, Adam, and Hawk. Rebecca and Ben had great chemistry together and I was instantly drawn to them and hoping for things to work out so that they could be together. The plot was very interesting, involving a very old ship and a mysterious disappearance that occurred five years earlier on that same ship.
The author did a great job of showing how Rebecca and Ben had to rely on their faith in God to bring them through the troubles ahead for them. There is a lot to recommend in this story, such as characters of strong faith, two people who discover they love each other regardless of the time they are originally from, great historical detail, and plenty of tense moments to keep the reader wondering what will happen. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the other two books in the series. (5 stars)
I received this book from the author as a gift and was not asked to provide a review, but I am pleased do so.
Sail with Rebecca O’Neill as she reluctantly boards the historic schooner Shenandoah for a week-long school trip and soon finds herself transported back in time to 1775. Lost at sea, trying to find her way home, no longer sure where home is, twenty-first century Rebecca O’Neill is caught between two worlds and uncertain where she belongs. As her affections for Captain Benjamin Reed deepen, Rebecca questions God’s plan for her life and why the only man she’s ever been attracted to is from the eighteenth century.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Belcastro lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard. She loves chocolate, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, laughing, reading, traveling, a healthy dose of adventure, and her cat Ben, who keeps her company while she spends hours working at the computer.
She was inspired to write Shenandoah Nights, the first book in the Winds of Change trilogy, while chaperoning two Tisbury School summer sails with her daughter, Kayla, aboard the schooner Shenandoah. The weeklong adventure, sans electricity, Game Boys, iPods and modern conveniences, kindled her imagination to dream of an altogether different voyage.
In addition to writing romance novels, Lisa currently pens the cuisine column for Vineyard Style magazine. She has worked as a staff and freelance reporter and photographer for The Chronicle of the Horse and as assistant editor at The Blue Ridge Leader. She has written articles for USA Today, Dressage (London), USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Blue Ridge Leader and Sidelines.
When she’s not at her desk, Lisa is living in paradise, volunteering at her daughter’s school, serving in her church community, planting and weeding her numerous gardens, trying to run a marathon a month, or walking the beach looking for sea glass.