I have come to love Karen Witemeyer's books since her debut several years ago. She does everything right with historical fiction. Her novels draw the reader in and immerse the mind fully in the story. Everything else fades away as I read one of her stories.
Full Steam Ahead is no different. I adored this story are getting to know these characters. I hated seeing it end and would love for their story to continue on.
Love, romance, mystery, suspense, danger, and even a nod to pirates, are all included in her latest. This was easy to get into and kept my attention fully. Such a welcome break to have a wonderful book to read in the middle of a chaotic summer.
Sit down and relax with this one. You deserve it.
From the back cover:
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 and heir for her father when her heart now 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?
This book was provided for review by Bethany House