The Shipbuilder’s Wife

shipI’m participating in another blog tour this week and am excited to share this new book with you. The Shipbuilder’s Wife by Jennifer Moore was SOOOOO good!!!! I read it in just over a day. It was super hard to put down because the plot was so new and intriguing.

Here’s the blurb:

The day of her parents’ garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger—the largest man she’s ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British. Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so briefly, would prove to be her saving grace. And with a war raging around them, she may be called upon to save him too.

My Review

This story is set in the U.S. during the War of 1812 when England invaded the fledgling United States’ shores. Lydia, a pampered Virginia plantation miss, has her heart set on marrying a wealthy landowner who lives nearby. But when she runs into Jacob Steele, a shipbuilder and a spy, at her parent’s garden party, her life will change dramatically.

There was so much I loved about this book. The history inside the story is fascinating. I knew about the War of 1812, but only dull dates and factoids that never meant anything to me. This story really sucked me in, making me empathize for the poor Americans who struggled against a foreign power way mightier than they were. The love story was captivating. It was a marriage without love at first, and the story revolved around the couple learning to love and trust each over. There is mystery, intrigue, action and fighting, a budding romance you can’t help cheering for, and great vulnerability in both the hero and heroine. That’s why I couldn’t stop reading it once I started. This author always writes good books. But this one is definitely one of my favorites.


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4 thoughts on “The Shipbuilder’s Wife

  1. This sounds like my kind of story! I first saw this cover on a Facebook post and fell in love with it. You’ve convinced me to add it to my massive TBR pile 🙂

    Thanks also for participating in the blog tour and the giveaway chance!

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