I stayed up late to finish this book. Kathleen Y’Barbo threw some plot twists into her new book Beloved Counterfeit and I had to find out what happened. The main theme is that we can have a new life in Christ, but there are usually consequences. My heart ached and rejoiced for Ruby and Micah as they battled thoughts, emotions, past secrets, and pirates. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to reveal what happens. It turned out in a human, but satisfying way.
Washed ashore on Fairweather Key, Ruby O’Shea and her three nieces?the offspring of the pirate Thomas Hawkins and Ruby’s late sister?have a chance for a new beginning as Ruby takes a job in a boardinghouse and the girls are passed off as her daughters. But will Ruby be able to confess all when she falls for Micah Tate, a widower, wrecher, and soon-to-be preacher?
Micah is determined to marry the young woman who has captured his heart despite knowing she has something to hide. But will he be able to remain true to his vows when his lady love’s shady past comes to light?
Captain Thomas Hawkins will go to any length to discover the whereabouts of his daughters. What will his determination cost the folks of Fairweather Key?
When Ruby finds herself bereft of her newfound love and protector, will she run away in an attempt to escape her present as she did her past? Will Micah’s love cover the multitude of Ruby’s sins, or will Ruby’s duplicity cost her everything?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Beloved Counterfeit, go HERE
This is Kathleen Y’Barbo’s third story about Fairweather Keys. It was fine as a stand alone, but there was enough hint of the others to make me want to look them up at the library.
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