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May 29, 2014

Full Steam Ahead {Karen Witemeyer}


I received an advance copy of this ebook from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


"Why do women have to be complicated, Wellborn?, he grumbled. The Butler shook his head, a hint of a smile lighting his eyes, "I suppose God wanted to ensure we never grew board, sir."

The prologue of this book threw me a little. I had read the description, but then it just didn't start as I was expecting.

As soon as the actual story started, though, I was hooked!

Nicole Renard is the sole child of her the successful Renard Shipping Company. Of course, in the mid-1800's women didn't run companies.

On his death bed, Nicole's father sends her to New Orleans to find a suitable husband - one that is worthy of inheriting the business.  Also at steak is the Laffiet Dagger - a family symbol of success in Galveston.

When the rival family, the Jenkins, try to go after Nicole and the dagger, Nicole changes her plans. She is heard-headed, stubborn, and independent. Her change of plans lands her in Oakhaven and in the life of Darius Thornton - crazy engineer/scientist guy who just happens to secretly be the son of another successful shipping company.

From the moment Nicole and Darius first met I got excited about their relationship. I just knew that they were perfect for each other and found myself wanting to keep turning the pages to see if they ever figured it out for themselves.

With each twist and turn, each obstacle and near miss, I was cheering them on and hoping with all hopes that all would work out for them. I actually caught myself smiling as this relationship unfolded.

This was my first Karen Witemeyer book but I now consider myself a fan. I would love to see this book on the big screen. It would make an amazing movie!

The book goes on sale June 3, 2014.

Meet the authorKaren Witemeyer

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