Friday, June 6, 2014

Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer

Nicole Renard has known for years that her father was disappointed he never had a male heir. She has tried for years to make up for being a girl. When her family is threatened by a feud that has been going on for years Nicole agrees to find an heir for her father from among his shipping acquaintances. When her destination is suddenly changed Nicole improvises a plan that sends her to the doorstep of Darius Thornton.

Darius is being chased by demons of his own. He knows first-hand what happens when a boiler explodes on a steam ship. Obsessed with finding a way to prevent such explosions in the future he works night and day experimenting with dangerous explosions. Needing a secretary to keep his notes readable and legible he has advertised for a male secretary. Nicole is not what he has expected at all.

I enjoyed FULL STEAM AHEAD. As always with one of Karen Witemeyer's books there is a strong-quick-witted female character that makes me laugh. There is also always the element of danger and suspense. Two evil villains are after Nicole and they will stop at nothing to get what they want from her. Darius makes a great damsel in distress rescuer as well as the absent-minded professor that wakes up to the beauty right beside him. I always appreciate the faith aspect of Karen Witemeyer's books as well. If you are a fan of Karen Witemeyer's writing then I think this is a great addition to the collection.

Thanks to the publisher Bethany House through NetGalley for my copy to review.


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    1. Lol Juju! Yes, there were many "blasts" in this one!

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