Heart’s Safe Passage, written by Laurie Alice Eakes, is the second book in the Midwives Series. This is the second book in the series that I have read, and I enjoyed the second book as much as the first. Heart’s Safe Passage tells the story of Phoebe Lee who desires to be a midwife in the year 1812. Unfortunately, no one believes in her ability, but that doesn’t stop her sister-in-law from having her kidnapped in order to travel at sea with her to rescue her husband who is imprisoned in an English Prison. During her voyage, Phoebe and Captain Rafe begin to form a relationship despite both of their pasts. Phoebe is a widow while Captain Rafe has a child aboard his ship and is originally only interested in seeking revenge.
I really enjoyed this book, and I felt it was easy to follow even if you weren’t lucky enough to read the first book in the series. I really liked the characters (with the exception of Belinda), and I thought Phoebe was very brave in the face of everything she experienced during her travels from Virginia to London. I also really liked the setting of the book. I have always wanted to read a book that was set at sea, and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to read a book in this setting. The book was a relatively quick read, and I am definitely looking forward to reading more books in the Midwives Series.
Available February 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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