Monday, September 28, 2009

Blog Tour: Book Review of By Love or By Sea by Rachel Rager

Title: By Love or By Sea
Author: Rachel Rager
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Historical
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-59955-221-7
Format: Trade Paperback, 206 pages
Reviewed: September 26, 2009
Rating: 4 pearls (4.1)
Warnings: None

Synopsis: Alice Lind Frank is thrown for a loop when the boy she adored as a child--and believed to be dead--comes back as a man with a bitter secret. While falling for him all over again, the other man she'd promised to marry decides he will not let her go so easily.

My two cents: Ms Rager definitely has a talent for drawing you into a story and tugging your emotions. I found myself tearing up more than once but the smiles were prevalent throughout, also. It was a very, very sweet story, the kind that makes you sigh a little. Despite the fact that there was no clear distinction in regard to historical time period, it was still remarkably easy to visualize everything as it happened. The storyline was intriguing and the characters were quite likable. I appreciated that love scenes were kept at nothing more than a few kisses. I am looking forward to future books from this author.

By Love or By Sea can be purchased at Amazon and Cedar Fort, Inc.

Blog tour details:
Remember, if you leave a comment on this review, or follow Rachel's blog, you will be entered to win an autographed copy of this charming novel. By doing both, you will be entered twice. Leaving a comment on the other reviews of By Love or By Sea on the other blogs in this tour will get you additional entries, as well.

Here are the other blogs participating in this tour:

September 29 - Kaylee Baldwin
September 30 - Cindy Beck
October 1 - Kim Thompson
October 2 - Alison Palmer
October 3 - JoAnn Arnolds
October 5 - Rebecca Talley
October 6 - Anna Arnett
October 7 - Heather Justensen
October 9 - Joyce DiPastena
Also doing a review - Liz Adair


Rachel Rager said...

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked By Love or By Sea and were willing to do this for me! Thanks a bunch!

Jaimey Grant said...

You're very welcome, Rachel. I enjoyed your story very much. You definitely put the 'sweet' in sweet romance. :o)

Elizabeth Morgan said...

It sounds like a really amazing story.That will definatly pull you in.

Park Avenue Princess said...

Wonderful review Jaimey! It sounds like a book that needs to be added to my TBR Pile!!

x0xx Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)


LeeAnn said...

Sounds like a good read! I'd love to read it. Thank you for your review.

Tea said...

I would love to read "By Love or By Sea" by Rachel Rager. The title really is lovely.


Christy said...

This sounds right up my alley. I would definitely read this!

Becki said...

This really sounds like a book that I would enjoy!
tbkress1 at msn dot com

Rebecca Talley said...

I enjoyed Rachel's book. My favorite was the crotchety ol' Betsy.

Great review.

Rachel Rager said...

Thanks so much, Jaimey! This was fun!


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