The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore (Review & #Giveaway)

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The Shipbuilder's Wife
By Jennifer Moore
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
September 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications


The day of her parents’ garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger—the largest man she’s ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British. Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so briefly, would prove to be her saving grace. And with a war raging around them, she may be called upon to save him too.

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My Review

THE SHIPBUILDER'S WIFE is a sweet story of plans that change, learning to trust, and finding strength against dire circumstances. The characters are perfectly imperfect, making them easy to relate to, while the plot is tension filled with the country at war and these characters trying to open their hearts to each other. An overall enjoyable romance.

I really liked these characters! Lydia is your somewhat spoiled Southern belle who finds that life completely changes what she thought she knew and who she was. She has to adapt with the loss of so much. Jacob is this giant of a man with a soft and protective heart. I loved him to pieces although I wished he would have been much more open and honest with his wife. The plot was overall exciting with danger lurking just about everywhere. I also enjoyed the historical details. The ending was drama-filled, but sweet.

I don't know exactly why, but I did have some issues connecting with the story in places. I don't know if it was just too much drama, too overdone for me, or what. I felt like it needed more depth, more emotion. Something was just off to me. As I generally really enjoy this author's stories, this was somewhat disappointing.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an overall enjoyable story with interesting historical background and characters to fall in love with. I would have like more development in places, but otherwise I enjoyed reading this.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books by the Author

Becoming Lady LockwoodLady Emma's CampaignMiss Burton Unmasks a PrinceSimply Anna
Lady Helen Finds Her SongA Place for Miss Snow
These are the other books published through Covenant (linked to my reviews or Amazon).
You can see the other books I've read by this author here.

About the Author

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

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