Book Review

by Laurie Alice Eakes

Genre: Historical Romance, America, Colonial/Revolutionary War

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SURRENDER TO LOVE (4.5) begins with an explosion, literally, and never slows its pace.

Lieutenant Garrett Ashford is devoted to serving His Majesty's Navy, but when an act of negligence endangers his ship, he faces a court martial and the end of his naval career. At the mercy of his villainous captain, Garrett is given a choice: death by hanging or marriage to a colonial girl.

Phoebe Channing loves a rebel privateer, but is betrothed to a British officer so that she may enter the ballrooms of the enemy as an American spy. Garrett and Phoebe's marriage of convenience slowly overcomes its rocky start, regardless of the fact they represent opposite sides of a war.

Laurie Alice Eakes charming prose, which is both witty and touching, draws the reader into the lives of her arresting characters. If the mark of a good book is the inability to put it down, be forewarned: SURRENDER TO LOVE will hold you captive until the last page. (July)

Reviewed By: Gina Bernal


Published: July 2001

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