19 April 2012

International Review of Lisa Norato's Prize of My Heart

Review Prize of My Heart 
by Lisa Norato
(Bethany House, 2012)

4½ stars

Reviewed by Marian Baay

It is the year 1815. Ex-privateer Captain Brogan Talvis’s wife had abandoned their two-year-old son to strangers. She refused to tell him to whom she gave the infant. Shortly thereafter, Brogan’s house burned down and his wife was killed in the fire.From that moment Brogan has searched for his son. 

It is three years later now and finally he has discovered that the boy lives with shipbuilder Nathaniel Huntley and his  nineteen-year-old daughter, Lorena. Brogan orders a ship from Nathaniel Huntley and makes up a plan to kidnap the boy from the Huntley home. Wooing Lorena is part of the plan. Only he did not expect to really fall in love with her.

Will Brogan continue with his plan to kidnap the boy? And what dark secret is Lorena keeping? When Lorena is deceived by a friend of the family, she finds herself against her will on a ship to England. Will Brogan go after her and rescue her? Or is this the perfect opportunity to sail away with his son?

Lose yourself in this story about deceit, secrets and above all... love! Lisa Norato has a pleasant voice and she beautifully shares biblical truths in this wonderful and lovely story!

Prize of My Heart is available for purchase on Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and other book stores.

GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest to win a copy of Lisa's novel.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Your choice of format.


  1. Thank you, Marian! I believe yours was the very first review I received for Prize of My Heart, so it will always be special to me.

  2. Thanks Lisa! Yes, I even remember it was Jan. 2 when I wrote my review. Some things you just don't forget. :)

  3. A lovely review as always from our international girl!

  4. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  5. I would really like to read this book. Thank you for the chance.

  6. Thanks, Marian, for this delightful review!

  7. Okay LORI we will enter you in the drawing! Good luck!

  8. CARRIE, it was a delightful read. :)

  9. Can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!


  10. I hope you'll love the book Liz! I surely did.


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