Sunday, May 9, 2021

Book Review: A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright

About the Book:

Caroline Gray would rather be daring and intelligent than demure and insipid, which is why she is still unmatched after her third season in London. Her family’s threadbare finances leave Caroline with only one choice to secure her future: sail with the Fishing Fleet to India, where the son of a family friend is willing to consider an engagement to her.

Captain Thomas Scott loves the open sea as much as he despises the three-month, twice-yearly trip his ship makes as he ferries young English girls across the ocean. He can’t imagine what family would allow an innocent young woman to be matched up with the Englishmen of questionable reputation who work and live in India.

But when Miss Gray boards the HMS Persistence, all of Captain Scott’s plans are upended. Miss Gray’s fiery spirit can’t be contained, and he is shocked and secretly delighted at her boldness—and her beauty. But the rest of his passengers aren’t so kind.

Caroline finds herself an outcast among her peers, but Captain Scott becomes an unlikely ally. They share the same passions and interests, creating an undeniable attraction. But they both know any relationship between them is impossible. After all, Caroline has obligations to fulfill in India.

Caroline has until the end of the voyage to decide if she is going to marry a man she has never met or be brave enough to love a sea captain who just might break her heart.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright. This well-written, historical romance novel held my attention from start to finish, largely due to Caroline, an intelligent, plucky, young woman who finds herself in need of a husband and unable to live within society’s expectations for women. I loved her passion and wit as well as her personal journey throughout the story.

I found the romance in A Captain for Caroline Gray wonderfully entertaining. A steady romantic tension between Caroline and Thomas (Captain Scott) kept their relationship at the forefront of the story. Their clever banter, their attraction, and even their disagreements amused me.

A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright possessed both depth and tension, but never felt heavy, even as it addressed themes of forgiveness and truth.  I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy clean historical romances.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product via the Amazon Vine program. All opinions in this review are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your thoughts. Looking forward to reading this book.
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