“To Follow Her Heart” Rebecca Demarino


Meet the Author

Rebecca DeMarino is a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, The Southold Historical Society, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Rebecca is the author of A Place in His Heart, To Capture Her Heart, and To Follow Her Heart, all part of The Southold Chronicles series. Learn more at http://www.rebeccademarino.com.





It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton’s ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados, with no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island.

Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy is rescued and aboard a British Naval Gunship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold–and to an overjoyed Patience–it’s not the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for.

With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges readers into the 17th century–a world of high seas and tall ships, daring journeys and yearning hearts.



The cover of this book is very appealing, it has a great synopsis and I love reading books set in this time period. This book however, was not great! I disliked it very much. This book is the third in a series of books and can supposedly be read as stand alone books, but I felt like I was missing something. First off the amount of characters throughout the book were astounding. AND there were not one, but two characters with the same name! It was so very confusing!! Maybe if I would have read the first two I wouldn’t have been so confused but alas this was not the case. So unfortunately this book was not a good one for me.

It started off interesting, but did not continue to be so. The loss of a loved one was sad and then he returns just in time to attend his own funeral?? Then instead of staying and marrying the woman that he longed for the entire time he was gone, he left….. HE FREAKING LEFT……Patience (the supposed love of his life) definitely owns up to her namesake! I would have tossed him to the curb after everything that he does throughout this book! The whole dynamic of the book was lost on this never-ending wishy-washy love story. She is so head over heels for a man that doesn’t know if he feels the same for her anymore.

Overall, this book is not for me, there are too many characters and just too much business that keeps the story from flowing like I would have liked it to. If you like busy 17th century based novels then go for it, this is the book for you! I probably wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Thanks for reading!


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