Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Captain's Bride - review

"Leaving their home in Norway behind, Elsa and Peder Ramsted set out to carve a new life in a young country with their closest friends, including Kaatje Janssen, a woman seeking a new beginning for the sake of her marriage and the child growing within her; Elsa's sister Tora, a sly young vixen who knows just what she wants - and exactly how to get it; and Karl Martensen, a man torn between his friendship for Peder and a forbidden, secret love for Elsa, a man tormented by emotions that threaten to ruin them all." (taken from the back cover of the book)

'The Captain's Bride', written by Lisa Tawn Bergren, is book one of three in the Northern Lights Series.  In this book, you are introduced to Elsa and Peder Ramsted, Kaatje and Soren Janssen, Tora Anders (Elsa's younger sister), Karl Martensen and many other characters that intertwine in each other's life story.  The journey for each begins in Norway at the wedding of Elsa and Peder.  From there, the story has twists and turns and each character finds themselves in America following their own dreams.  Click here to read the first chapter.

I enjoyed reading this book and found the storyline of each character easy to follow.  The only thing that I can find fault with the story is the ending.  I was expecting more, but since there is book two and three in this series, I can understand why the author ended the book in the way she did...I look forward to reading book two in the near future.

(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.)

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