Adriana Gabrielle Reads, by Adriana
So today, I am going to do a book review on Heather Manning’s debut novel called ‘Swept to Sea’ (Heather is a friend of mine and a totally awesome person just so you all know)
Now, on to the review.
Lady Eden Trenton never wanted to leave her privileged existence in London—until her father invites a dangerous suitor into her life. Left with few options, Eden devises the best reprieve she can: escape. Chasing freedom, she stows away aboard a pirate ship, praying she will gain her independence in the colonies before she is discovered by the nefarious crew.
Captain Caspian Archer has spent the last five years hardening his heart and searching to exact revenge for the event that tore his life to shreds. When he catches word that his enemy is residing in Jamaica, Caspian steers his ship toward the colonies in all haste. His plans soon change, however, when he discovers the young beauty hiding in his ship’s hold.
Cut from the only lives they have known, Caspian and Eden are pulled together as each pursues a fresh hope upon the sea.
Love love LOVED the plot of this book. It was just so unique and really well done. Also there were a few pretty surprising plot twists. 🙂
The plot also just helped drag me into this story. (People. I read this book in the span of 3-4 hours.)
I know this isn’t much on the plot but I seriously loved this book and everything about the plot that I cannot form the words to explain it. Just trust me. It’s amazing.
The genre of ‘Swept to Sea’ is a Christian Historical Romance
I will just say right now. That I have never read a romance novel in my entire life. More due to the fact, in my opinion, that all the romance novels published these days are just horrid. (Just a personal opinion). I have read books with romance as a subplot but not an actual romance novel. (Heck, all my stories I write have a bit of romance as the subplot but this is not about me or my books so, moving on…) I LOVED ‘Swept to Sea’ and I do love romance (yes, I’m one of those girls who giggles like a total goof ball at a kiss scene in some movies.) I really do and I loved how all the romance in this book was clean.
This part of the genre also had to do with the cleanliness when it came to the romance but I loved the whole Christian aspect to the story. Good Christian fiction is also a hard thing to find these days and this was really good.
The Historical aspect to the story was their. The character speech patterns, the time and place, the setting. Everything just screamed Historical.
Oh my…where to begin?
I loved the characters. The characters felt real to me. Their personalities, their backstories everything about them felt real as if they were real people. The character development of the characters was outstanding and absolutely fantastic. I fell in love with the main characters and despised other characters (who should be despised…) I will not mention anything about the said despised character or I fear I will spoil something (and we don’t want that.)
Anyways, my final though on the characters is: They were outstanding!
The setting of the story was on a pirate ship sailing from London to Port Royal in the Caribbean. The setting was so real to me. Everything was described so well that I felt like I was on the said pirate ship, sailing the sea. The setting was absolutely fantastic and described/written so well.
I am sure you are all aware at this point that I absolutely, without a doubt LOVED this book.
Overall I have only one more thing to say: 5 star rating from me. If you haven’t read this book…Read it now. You will not regret it. It is amazing!
What I didn’t like:
I’ll be brief with this. There wasn’t one thing I disliked about this book. Not one.
So, that is my review for ‘Swept to Sea.’
‘Swept to Sea’ is now available for:
And for iBooks on iTunes.
I highly suggest purchasing this book. You will not regret it.
Until next time!
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Adriana Gabrielle writes “Adriana Gabrielle Reads.” You can also find her discussing things like writing novels, reading, discussing movies, film making and more on her blog: Adriana Gabrielle Writes. www.adrianagabriellewrites.wordpress.com