Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie

Pirate of My Heart: A Novel
Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie
Let's begin with the summary for this latest book by Jamie Carie:

When her doting father dies, Lady Kendra Townsend is given a choice: marry the horrid man of her cold, money-grubbing uncle's choosing or leave England to risk a new life in America with unknown relatives. Armed with the faith that God has a plan for her, Kendra boards a cargo ship and meets American sea captain Dorian Colburn. But the captain has been wounded by a woman before and guards his independent life. A swashbuckling man doesn't need an English heiress to make him slow down, feel again, or be challenged with questions about his faith-or so he thinks. It is not until Dorian must save Kendra from the dark forces surrounding her that he decides she may be worth the risk.

From the first book I read by Jamie Carie (Snow Angel) to now, I love her writing voice. Her books are impactful and interesting, and her romance is always engaging and well-written. The scenes were so well-worded I could easily picture them playing out.

One of her themes was trust—a good focus for Christian fiction. Another was having a persistent heart. When her heroine mentioned holding God to His promise, I was immediately reminded of God’s promises for me. I had to stop and breathe a moment, consider what I’m waiting on God to do. Hold Him to His promises in my life. I love when fiction transcends make believe and breathes newness into my life. That’s the value of Christian fiction, the virtue. (Or at least one of the virtues.)

The author also broke the formula, but I loved the twist. Read it to find out what I mean.

I read a lot of fiction, and some books are easy to put down. Not this one. I'm already looking forward to her next novel.

This book will release September 1, 2011.


  1. Thanks for the review, Annette. Love the cover of this book! I really enjoyed "Angel's Den" by Jamie, and this novel sounds like another great read!

  2. Hey Annette. This looks like a really fun read. Always good when you can't put it down. I liked your thoughtful remarks about how fiction can transcend and touch us spiritually. Thanks for pointing it out!

  3. Hey Dawn, isn't it great when you find a new-to-you author and she's/he's great? I love that!

  4. Hey Ocieanna, I love when fiction transcends. That's what makes a book life-changing and very satisfying for readers. :D