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Prize of my Heart


Title:  Prize of My Heart
Author:  Lisa Norato
Pages:  299
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Bethany House
The year is 1815 and the war with Great Britain has recently ended.  Now Brogan Talvis, former privateer for the United States Navy, is free to search for his son.  His wife told him the day before he left port to fight in the war that she had sent their 2-year-old son away someplace where Brogan would never find him.  Brogan is incensed, but can do nothing at the time.  As soon as the war was over, he began his search and stumbled across a clue.  He followed that up and discovered his son, alive and well, living with a kind family.  His plan is to ingratiate himself with this family and then steal his son away.  He has no idea why they would accept his son and raise him as their own and thinks they might have a hidden purpose for doing so.  He doesn’t count on his son’s love for the daughter of the family as if she were his own mother and that he himself falls in love with her.  At the end of his rope, will he return to the God of his youth or will he continue to think he isn’t worthy in God’s eyes due to the circumstances of his birth and upbringing?
Lorena Huntley has dedicated herself to home and family.  She loves the small shipping town where she lives and is knowledgeable of her father’s shipping company.  She enjoys baking and raising her 5-year-old brother.  She meets Captain Brogan Talvis and soon is enamored of him.  She sometimes finds it strange the kindness he extends to her young brother, but begins to see Brogan as a loving, compassionate and kind man.  Will she be able to tell him her secret about her brother?  No one else knows, except her father, and maybe things should stay that way.  She tries her best to follow God’s will, but sometimes that is risky.
This is a gentle love story with a wonderful ending that will put a smile on readers’ faces.  The themes of forgiveness, sacrificial love, honor, loyalty and more are prevalent throughout the story.  This is a story that flows easily from page to page.  The characters are likeable and the love story well done.  I look forward to reading more novels from this author.
My rating is 4 stars.

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