Saturday, January 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEW- Unexpected Hero (Southern Seas Series)

Sebastian Churnside and Charity Trescothick have never warmed to each other; even though their families had known and cared for each other over the years.  Their lives are so different; he is a business man, son of a sea Captain; the only Churnside who has no sea legs. Charity grew up on the Island with her missionary parents, her mother died there and her father is dying. When Sebastian braved the sea to help the family after her mother's death, Charity began to re-think her idea that he was a distant, uncaring man.   Sebastian saw her as a dutiful, quiet unassuming woman; nothing all that special.  Sebastian, didn't know that Reverend Trescothick would be quick to put a plan into action to try to bring Charity and him together.  And time for her father is running out. 
Although I liked the story, it was quite slow. It really was like it was the pace of the slower life on an Island paradise. It is  a pace that I personally didn't enjoy as much, even though I know Sebastian and Charity were trying to get to know each other and that takes time. .  The author did a good job of painting a picture of the Island, its people and some of their culture. I liked the unusual idea of the story and both Sebastian and Charity, they both had their own wounds from life.  There was also a sweet innocence to the story too. 

"I accepted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review."

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