Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Storm of Change

Beloved Captive is book 2 of Kathleen Y'Barbo's Fairweather Keys series, which kicked off with Beloved Castaway.
Emilie Gayarre grew up in luxury, but when she left it all to help save two friends, she discovered her life was a lie. There is a stigma attached to her birth that could steal any hope for a happy future. She is content living in relative obscurity until the handsome young naval commander, Caleb Spencer, comes to her Florida key. Caleb is seeking to redeem for the shadows in his family past, but they continue to haunt his naval career. When he meets Emilie, there is no denying the attraction, but if her mixed race heritage is found out, even greater things than his career are at risk.

Romantic Times
says, "Y'Barbo's latest has all the ingredients historical romance readers want: adventure, secrets, danger, and love."

For a chance at a free book copy, post a comment before end of working day Friday the 31st (5:00 EST). Let's see who is awake out there -- or at least who is out there browsing even if you are in a stupor as I was yesterday. Then be sure to check back for the winner, because I'll need a mailing address.


Patricia W. said...

The cover is beautiful. I was surprised that the blurb gave away the mystery of the "stigma attached to her birth" but still it sounds like an interesting story.

Please enter me in your drawing.

Anita Mae said...

Beloved Captive sounds like an intriguing book.

Actually Patricia, that 'spoiler' threw me, too.

Nice one-sheet, Kathleen.

Oh - and I enjoyed your 'Cooking' workshop at the ACFW conf.

Becky said...

I don't really look at is as such a spoiler. The issue was revealed to the reader at the end of book 1, then right of the bat in this book the heroine is dealing with fully learning it herself.

Anita Mae said...

Hey Becky - no, in that aspect it wouldn't matter.

But, since I haven't read Book 1, I wasn't aware of that fact.

When I know a book is coming out in a series, I'll save it for years if I have to until I get the complete picture. I read a new book every couple days and unless the book rates on my Top 10 list, I tend to forget the characters.

I do realize I'm in the minority here and that it benefits the author to have me review their books as soon as or just prior to them hitting the shelf, but for series books, I enjoy the story lines a lot more if I have patience.

It also builds anticipation since it's on my shelf and waiting. Once I read the books, they're out of sight...

The Write Life said...

I love the idea of this story and the setting. I can't wait to read it.

Paige Dooly

Cathy Shouse said...

This is an intriguing book blurb.

I also like the "For Your Records" graphic about Kathleen.

Cathy Shouse

Kathleen Y'Barbo said...

This is SO exciting! Thanks Becky for posting this review and also the fun graphic of my office. It's nice to remember what it looked like before Hurricane Ike "rearranged" it!

I'm so happy to be sharing the story of Emilie, the prim and proper sister from book 1. I hope my readers will love reading the story as much as I loved writing it.


Katheen Y'Barbo

Vickie McDonough said...

What a beautiful cover!!

I enjoyed the first book and am looking forward to reading Emilie's story.

Carrie Turansky said...

I will look forward to reading Kathleen's book! Thanks for the info. I love the cover and the story summary makes it sound so interesting!

Mary Connealy said...

I love this series, Kathleen.
Great work.

Blissful said...

Read the first - what a nonstop adventure! Congratulations on the next release.~

Becky said...

I forgot to do the drawing Monday. So sorry. Carrie, you win!