Monday, August 15, 2016

To Follow Her Heart

To Follow Her Heart
The Southold Chronicles #3
Rebecca DeMarino
ISBN: 978-0800722203
July 2016/352 pages/$14.99

Duty and love are powerful forces. Only one has the power to make her life complete.

It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton's ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados. There were no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island.

Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy sails aboard a British warship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold--and to an overjoyed Patience--it's not quite the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for.

With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges you into a world of tall ships, daring journeys, and yearning hearts.

Read an excerpt.


Rebecca DeMarino is the author of The Southold Chronicles, a series based on the lives of her ninth great-grandparents, Mary Langton and Barnabas Horton. She inherited her love of baking and gardening from her mother; a love of horses, reading, and writing from her dad; and the wanderlust gene from both parents. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, New England Historical Genealogical Society, and the Southold Long Island Historical Society. Learn more at


Rebecca DeMarino has penned a heartwarming, compelling series based on the lives of her ancestors Barnabas and Mary Horton. The first book, a Place in His Heart (reviewed here) told of Barnabas and Mary's early meeting and early years of marriage. They are secondary characters in To Follow Her Heart, which focuses on Patience and Jeremy, who are products of the author's imagination. I enjoyed seeing more Barnabas and Mary's lives, and the friendships portrayed within this novel are heartwarming. I did weary of Patience's attitude (which contradicted her name!) as the "will they or won't they" question of marriage between Patience and Jeremy became redundant to the point of annoyance, bogging down the story. It began to pick up again toward the end of the novel, and the resolution was satisfying. Even though this wasn't my favorite book of the series, I am happy to recommend The Southold Chronicles and To Follow Her Heart.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Revell Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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