Friday, May 15, 2009

Beloved Counterfeit


In Review: This is the third book in the Fairweather Key series. Ruby O'Shea is trying to hide from her past. It is a lot to try to hide from --- once a prostitute and sister-in-law to one of the most well known pirates in the Keys. The last person she wants to catch the attention of is the new pastor, Micah Tate, but unfortunately he has already noticed her. They come to an agreement to marry. A marriage that begins as one of mutual benefit gradually grows to one of respect and then love. However, as with all marriages this one is complicated by Ruby's past and her difficulty dealing with her past sins. Finding the way to make the "head" decision move to "heart" proves to be one that is very difficult and provides for an excellent read!

Book Description: Washed ashore on Fairweather Key, Ruby O’Shea and her three nieces─the offspring of the pirate Thomas Hawkins and Ruby’s late sister─have a chance for a new beginning as Ruby takes a job in a boardinghouse and the girls are passed off as her daughters. But will Ruby be able to confess all when she falls for Micah Tate, a widower, wrecher, and soon-to-be preacher?

Micah is determined to marry the young woman who has captured his heart despite knowing she has something to hide. But will he be able to remain true to his vows when his lady love’s shady past comes to light?

Captain Thomas Hawkins will go to any length to discover the whereabouts of his daughters. What will his determination cost the folks of Fairweather Key?

When Ruby finds herself bereft of her newfound love and protector, will she run away in an attempt to escape her present as she did her past? Will Micah’s love cover the multitude of Ruby’s sins, or will Ruby’s duplicity cost her everything?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Beloved Counterfeit, go HERE

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