About Charlotte’s Promise

Charlotte's Promise

One year ago Charlotte Bower’s life was ripped apart when Creek Indians attacked, killed her parents, and separated her from her young brother—now, she will stop at nothing to find him. After a year of captivity, she has finally made her escape. Her search will begin in New Orleans, where captives were taken after the raid. But how to reach a city hundreds of miles away? As she watches men boarding a waiting ship, Charlotte formulates a bold plan: if it’s men they need for the ship’s crew, it’s a man they’ll get. Taking on her childhood nickname, Charlie, it is all too easy to gain passage on the New Orleans-bound vessel. Easy, that is, until Charlie is caught . . .

From the moment he sets eyes on the new deckhand, Captain Alden Thatcher knows one thing for certain: Charlie Bower is no man. But for reasons of his own, he keeps her secret. As their journey progresses, however, the voyage is increasingly ill-fated. With danger ever present, Charlie and the captain find themselves relying on one another in ways they’d never imagined. As they draw closer to her goal, Charlotte is faced with the most perilous adventure of all—an adventure that may risk her heart.

My review

Jennifer Moore is one of my very favorite authors! She is amazing at writing characters that the reader cares about. And writing a plot that keeps the reader engrossed in the story. I love the way she includes history in her books and makes me want to know more about the specific time period or event she’s telling about. This book does all of these!

This one starts out with Charlotte. She’s on the run. And she’s had to disguise herself as a boy. For most of the book she’s known as Charlie, the Swabbie. I loved the way Charlie does whatever she has to do to keep her promise to her little brother Will. She’s a determined young woman. And hard working too.

Then there’s Alden. I love that he’s the main character in this one. He was one of the characters in The Shipbuilder’s Wife but the reader learns so much more about him in this book. He knows that Charlie is a girl from the very beginning. The way he watches out for her and works to keep her safe was so sweet. He’s such a great character!

There are so many characters in this one that I loved. I loved the way they all grow to care for each other. And they all watch out for each other too.

This one is set during the War of 1812. There is tons of fighting going on. And it ends up effecting the lives of our beloved characters. But they don’t let the war or the British stop them from keeping their promises and watching out for one another.

This is such a great book! I loved everything about it. Make sure to read it for yourself!

I was sent an e-copy of Charlotte’s Promise as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

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About the author

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. She suffers from an acute addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.


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