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Massachusetts, 1815.
Will His Love Endure Once He Learns Her Secret?

Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.

Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.

Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.

The Author

  1. Lisa Norato

    Lisa Norato

    Lisa Norato first discovered a love of writing when assigned to write and illustrate a children's book at the art college she attended. She also enjoys walks with her Yorkie-poo, the New England seacoast and changing seasons, good friends, Italian food,...

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"This book is set in Duxboro, MA, in 1815. The protagonist Captain Brogan Talvis, is preparing to christen his newly purchased 880-ton merchantman, The Yankee Heart. Brogan, an orphan, was rescued at age 6 from the gutters of Boston Harbor by Mr. Jabez Brogan aboard ship, taught him to read using the Bible and helped him become a successful Captain now able to buy his own ship. But Brogan has a hidden agenda involving his long lost son Drew. Wealthy shipbuilders, the Huntley's have taken in Drew and raised him as their own for several years with beautiful daughter Lorena being the surrogate mother. Meanwhile George Louder, an architect with the Huntley firm, has designs on beautiful Lorena. Jealousy, conspiracy and secrets enter into the mix, and the reader is led from page to page working through this exciting tale which takes place over two years in Boston and on the high seas. Rating: 4"
--RE, Libraries Alive, Summer 2012