Lydia Peartree takes an afternoon cruise and ends up finding the love of her life. What starts off as a pleasant afternoon quickly changes when a storm sends the ship far off course. Marooned on the coast of France, Lydia spends time with the captain, Matthew Frobisher, and his seven young charges. Matthew served as a spy for his home country of England for many years. Now he is a stern schoolmaster, training young boys to become spies. Matthew would never have imagined that being marooned with the lovely Lydia would change not only his outlook but also his life. Nancy Butler's story is filled with great adventure, intrigue and a tender love story that make CASTAWAY HEARTS (4.5) a fantastic read. Lydia and Matthew face much treachery while learning to accept their feelings of love. This book is truly a page-turner and is sure to tug at the hearts of many. (Mar., 304 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor