Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

  • ISBN-10: 1481432699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481432696
  • HPublisher: Simon Pulse (February 9, 2016)


When Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn't love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. There's just one problem: he must convince his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following the death of her parents, Anne Barrett is left penniless. Though she's barely worked a day in her life, Anne takes a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks and Anne longs to escape the confines of her now mundane life. How will she ever achieve her dream of sailing to Curaçao--her mother's birthplace--when she's trapped in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn together by a shared desire for freedom, but kept apart by Teach's father, their love is as passionate as it is forbidden. Faced with an impossible choice, Teach and Anne must decide whether to chase their dreams and leave England forever--or follow their hearts and stay together.

Blackhearts is a stunningly beautiful debut novel by Nicole Castroman and most definitely worth reading!

Blackbeard, one the most notorious pirates on the high seas is not clearly recognizable in this historical fiction novel of his early years. In this novel we find a young man passionate about the sea trying to make his mark on the world while yearning to please his father. A young man who finds love where he least expects it.  

This novel is beautiful, romantic, heartwarming and quite sad at times. It made for perfect reading over Valentine's Day weekend though I can honestly say it would be perfect for reading at any time.   

I am eagerly waiting for the next book to be released!

5 Stars

Thank you to Simon Pulse publishing and Edelweiss for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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