I loved this book! I'm glad Sally Baird just informed me that there is a sequel.
I was quickly captivated by Sarah's strength of personality. The challenges the Prines endured seemed overwhelming, but not implausible. I admired Sarah's level-headedness & courage. And I just loved her romance with Captain Jack Elliot. I loved the scene, busy with children and cousins and family making lots of noise in a crowded room, when Jack mouths to Sarah "I love you." It felt real. I also liked the story from his childhood! <;
I think this book, which I read at the same time that I am listening to "New Moon
" on book-on-tape, only provided an even sharper contrast to the romance of Edward and Bella. Jack and Sarah feel real to me, as does their love. Bella and Edward pale in comparison! Edward is so often so cold, emotionally, while Jack is a warm father & husband. I know most teenage girls today are ga-ga over Edward, but I pick the captain for a romantic hero any day over the vampire!
I'm sad this book is over. I hope the sequel is as interesting!