Friday, April 8, 2011

At The Captian's Command by Louise M. Gouge

At the Captain's Command (Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical) was awarded a 4-star RT rating. In this story, a heroic British naval captain, son of an influential earl, dares to fall in love with a provincial American girl. Then he discovers her family's devastating secret. 

Duty and career—Captain Thomas Moberly of His Majesty's Navy prizes them above all. So why is he tempted to relinquish both for Dinah Templeton? Though Dinah seems sweet and charming, the difference in station between an East Florida belle and the son of an earl is too marked to ignore. And all other obstacles pale with the discovery that Dinah's brother James is not what he seems….A war is brewing on the colonies' horizon, and James has chosen his side—in opposition to the country Thomas has sworn to defend. But what of Dinah? Where does her heart truly lie—with her family, or with the man she claims to love?


This book gives you a glimpses of history and what people went through during the time of America's fight for independence. Like in any war, families can be torn apart or brought together. We can fall in love with those on the other side of an issue and have to choose which is more important, the issue or the person we love.

The characters came alive to me as I read. They are easy love and care about. There are a few that are just as easy to dislike. It takes place in Florida, a place I never thought of when it came to the Revolutionary War. I didn't know Florida was under British rule then. That is one of the things I love about Historicals, I get a history lesson intertwined in a great story.

It also gave you a look at how families need healing and forgiveness for things in the past that have driven a wedge between them.  It showed even though you may not have an earthly father as an example of love you could still learn to understand and accept God in that roll.

I recommend you get this book, as well as the two before it (they are listed below). You will enjoy this time reading about the Moberly family as they sort out their lives and loyalties in the midst of the Revolutionary War.


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This is the third book in her Revolutionary War series, which follows the Moberly siblings, two English brothers and their sister who find themselves inconveniently falling in love with Americans during a time when their two countries are at war. Look for the first two stories: Love Thine Enemy and The Captain's Lady.

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