Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review of Heart of the Ocean by Heather B. Moore

Heather Moore's latest novel is, Heart of the Ocean. I received a review copy from Heather and am thrilled to share news about this book with you today.

Here's the blurb:

A dark secret . . . a grieving ghost . . . a handsome stranger . . . What more could Eliza Robinson want? Except for maybe her life.

In Heather B. Moore’s enthralling 1840’s historical romance, Heart of the Ocean, Eliza Robinson has turned down the very pretentious Mr. Thomas Beesley’s marriage proposal. As a business partner of Eliza’s father, Thomas quickly discredits the family and brings disgrace to the Robinson name.

While her father scrambles to restore his good name in New York City, Eliza flees to the remote Puritan town of Maybrook to stay with her Aunt Maeve. Although relieved to be away from all- things-male and unforgiving gossip columns, odd things start to happen to Eliza, and she is plagued by a ghostly voice. Her aunt’s explanation? That Eliza is being haunted by a woman who died of a broken heart twenty years ago.

After Aunt Maeve is tragically killed, Eliza's life is put in danger as she tries to uncover the mystery of her aunt's death. She encounters Jonathan Porter in Maybrook, whose presence in the town seems suspicious, yet she finds herself drawn to him. When she discovers that Jonathan’s dark secrets may be the link between the dead woman who haunts her and her aunt’s murderer, Eliza realizes that Jonathan is the one man she should never trust. 

 My Thoughts:
 I loved the setting of the 1840s mixed with the Puritan town of Maybrook. Eliza's character is genuine, strong, yet careful. I enjoyed the mystery and Heather kept me guessing throughout with the whisperings of ghosts, murders, forbidden romance, and unrequited love. This story has everything you need for a satisfying evening curled up on the couch.

Come back tomorrow and learn 5 things from Heather Moore on my Thursday Thought portion of the blog!


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