Saturday, February 25, 2012

Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato

About the Book:

Massachusetts, 1815.
Will His Love Endure Once He Learns Her Secret?

Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.

Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.

Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.

My Review:

Lisa Norato sweeps you into 1815 Massachusetts with a great cast of characters including the lovable and playful Drew, the elegant and caring Lorena and the rugged and gentle spirited Brogan. Prize of my Heart captured me from the very beginning and kept me reading till the final page. When reading a book many of us tend to make a prediction to what will happen, and while I did this I was blown away that I was wrong. Lisa weaves many twists and turns into this book. Some were more disappointing than other but others were even better than I could imagine. I loved watching Brogran interact with his son and the tenderness he gives him. He played games with him, listened to his stories and loved him like a father should. This is truly a heartwarming story! 

This is a story of deceit, perseverance, determination, redemption, love and second chances and a book that will delight all who read it. Final rating 4.5 out of 5 stars.

*Thank you Bethany House and the Author for providing me with this copy in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Nice review! I just posted mine up recently on Amazon and CBD.

  2. Thank you! I hoped you liked it as much as I did.

  3. Thanks for your review, this looks like a wonderful story Jen, I will be looking for this one to read...
    The cover is so beautiful and enough to make someone pick up this book also.
    Paula O

  4. Thank you, Jen, for the lovely review!!! I love how you pointed out the specific elements you really enjoyed and why. It feels so good to know you liked my story. Blessings!

    Again, Diana, my gratitude and thanks for your review and postings!

    Paula, I agree the cover is beautiful. I recently had an amazing experience when I was contacted by the mother of the beautiful Christian teen who posed for the cover. She is the image of my heroine and I feel blessed for the opportunity to know the face behind the cover. Happy reading!

  5. Thanks for the review Jen. Will have to add the book to my recommended reads list.

  6. I can't wait to read this one!