Book Reviews of Heart of the Storm (Harlequin Historical, No 757)

Heart of the Storm (Harlequin Historical, No 757)
Heart of the Storm - Harlequin Historical, No 757
Author: Mary Burton
ISBN-13: 9780373293575
ISBN-10: 0373293577
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A next to excellent story was ruined by the one act of adultry!
Rachel Emmons couldn't even use the excuse that she didn't know what she was doing. Just the age old cry "If you feel like it, just do it!"

One factor is that Ben Mitchell didn't know she was married due to her lies.
Granted she was escaping an abusive marriage but she had no guts and no trust. Too Bad!

Peter Emmons turned out to be one big piece of dirt. And she handled his threats well in the end.
Excellent supporting characters - well laid out story - excellent epilogue, ties it up nicely.

Story is a great read if you don't get suckered into the "Oh, poor me." syndrome.
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Very good story.
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Pretty good romance. I enjoyed it and read it quickly.
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This story was engaging from the first; the characters are likeable and strong. The secondary characters were clearly defined and I enjoyed the sense of community displayed.

Rachel Emmons is escaping an abusive marriage and buys her passage on a freighter with her wedding ring. Although she is fearful of the rough men on the ship, she is more frightened when the men abandon ship and leave her locked in a room below decks.

After running aground, the ship starts to fill with water. As the water rises, the lighthouse keeper struggles to make sure there is no one remaining onboard. He hears Rachels cries and manages to get her to his house before she dies of hypothermia.

Ben Mitchell, the lighthouse keeper, is as good a hero as one could want. However, Rachel doesnt trust anyone and he must operate without critical info about Rachel.

I enjoyed the story until the Epilogue I simply was left with a Where did that come from? feeling after reading it. I just didnt like the way the final scene was handled. Yes, the epilogue summed up what happened with the characters; something most readers enjoy. However, part of it came out of the blue and I felt it simply didnt fit; but, heh thats just my opinion.