Emmeline Baratt is returning home to America from England when her ship is taken over by a British warship. She her best to stay neutral while serving as a nurse to the crew.
Lt. Owen Masters serves in the British Navy, his uncle has asks him to work as a spy. He admires the beautiful Emmeline who helps by using some of her medical knowledge to work as a nurse.
Owen and Emmeline initially have a combative relationship, as they are on opposite sides of the conflict. He is protective of Emmeline, and while not pristine in character he has a close friend who encourage him to take a closer look at his faith.
Emmeline is forced to make choices as to where her loyalties lie, with her country or with her heart. She grows in her faith, and shows courage in the face of touch situation, not knowing who to trust. He best friend, Hannah, encourages her in her faith and stands by her, serving as an excellent support.
An action packed read set amongst the political tension of the war of 1812, good tension and strong characters that are more relatable in their flaws. Engaging storyline, with excellent themes of faith and loyalty. Neither Owen or Emmeline know who to trust, and hold to their values despite growing attraction. Entertaining, with a great tension filled, suspenseful ending. Good interaction between the characters, as well as development. A great addition to this fun historical series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.