Thursday, January 10, 2013
Heart of the Ocean by Heather B. Moore -- Blog Tour/Guest Post
Author: Heather B. Moore
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: January 4th, 2013
Genre: historical romance
ebook: 305 pages
FTC FYI: Received an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.
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.
Guest Post from Heather
MinReads: Heather, you have released many books, with many out right now. What is your favorite genre to write? Why?
Heather: Although I've had a lot of fun writing contemporary, I think I still prefer to write historical. There is more world-building that goes on and details that are neat to include that don't really have a place in contemporary. I love to read historical, so it's probably natural that it's my favorite genre to write. It's more of an "escape" from the demands of life around me, and it's fun to imagine how the constraints of the era would have played a role in the characters' lives.
MinReads: Thank you Heather!
Eliza is going through a hard time. She has turned down the proposal of her father's business partner, and flees to Maybrook, a Puritan town, to stay with her aunt. While she is there, Eliza keeps hearing voices in the wind. Her aunt Maeve tells the story of a Puritan woman who's heart is broken by the love of her life, and how she died of a broken heart. Eliza can't escape what the voice is trying to tell her. When Maeve dies, her life is put in danger and she is rescued by Jonathan Porter, who has secrets of his own.
Heather is such a talented writer and has a magical way of drawing you right into her books with her well-written characters and page turning plots. There is a lot to this story, and I really enjoyed the journey of these great characters.
4 out of 5 stars. Heather is the author of many fabulous books. Read them, and you will see what I am talking about. Her latest book Athena is part of the Newport Ladies Book Club and is out now!
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