by Kathleen Y’Barbo
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc (November 1, 2007)
New Orleans, 1814: A not-so-respectable man makes a hasty decision. From that fateful night until spring of 1834, a young slave girl suffers the consequences.
Determined to reach the abolitionists in England, Isabelle Gayarre makes a deal with a disreputable sea captain for passage aboard his not-quite-seaworthy vessel, the Jude. She’s desperate to find freedom, and willing to give everything she owns to obtain it. Josiah Carter and the Jude are her only hope—aside from her strong faith in a loving heavenly Father.
Captain Carter doesn’t quite trust the beautiful woman, but his desperate need of the money she offers him to spirit her away from New Orleans forces his hand. The deal is made, sealing them both into a dangerous and possibly deadly voyage through tumultuous waters.
More than one soul seeks redemption. More than one secret crouches within the ship. More than one cruel and heartless man rushes in hot pursuit of the Jude. And more than one heart is held captive by an unexpected and seemingly impossible love.
Beloved Castaway offers heart-tugging romance, intricate historical detail, and a tightly woven storyline. It’s a gripping tale of suspense and intrigue, with a shining thread of romance woven ever-so-expertly throughout. The characters live and breathe, and make their way unerringly into the reader’s heart.
Kathleen Y’Barbo weaves a beautiful, expertly written tale of love on the run, and paints a heart-warming picture of God’s amazing grace and redemption. This one’s for the keeper shelf!