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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer

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Full Steam Ahead
by Karen Witemeyer

About This Book:

 When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?

Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?

My Thoughts on This Book:

 I have loved every single book written by Karen. This was no exception. Witty, fun, romantic, adventurous, is what you will get when reading this story. Darius lives a secluded life trying desperately to find a way to make a safe boiler for the steam ships that run up and down the rivers each day carrying passengers. He never thought he'd meet Nicole until she showed up at his place needing employment. 

The way the author portrays each character draws you into each page of the story. I couldn't put the book down from the first chapter. Not only do we get a romantic storyline but we learn new things about history as the author spent time researching this time period of river boat use and inventions to make river boat use safer. Can't wait to get the next book from this author.

Karen Witemeyer

 Two-time RITA finalist and winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, CBA bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance because she believes that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher, shower singer, and bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at

I received an e-book copy of this book for free for 52 days in return for an honest review of this book. No other compensation was given.

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