Author: Dorothy Adamek
Series: Blue Wren Shallows #2
Publisher: Crabapple Press
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Unlikely circumstances result in an unlikely romance.
Ada Carmichael has just lost her entire family in a shipwreck. The Black Swallow has sunk of the coast of Australia and Ada herself would have been a causality had it not been for the heroic action of midshipman Tom Darley. As the two only survivors of the catastrophe, the media begins to go crazy. Ada desperately needs to stay hidden before her past comes back to haunt her, but Tom could really use this publicity to make his dream come true. When Tom’s plan to protect Ada go awry, it will take both of them to find redemption.
This is my first book by Adamek and she has a unique gift to bring a story setting to life. It takes a lot of talent to transport readers not only to a different time setting but an entirely different continent. It is easy to see that she is a native of Australia as her descriptive scenery was bar none. I felt as though I stood alongside the characters as I viewed the settings of the mainland and the island farms. The romance felt natural and didn’t seem forced. The characters fleshed out beautifully, flaws and all. This is the second in a series but easily a standalone. I recommend this to readers who love historical romances.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.