About The Ebony

The ebony


Jane Sawyer enjoyed everything India had to offer. Having lived there since the death of her parents, the beautiful country had become her home. However, when her uncle accepts a position at Oxford University, her life takes an unexpected turn. From a treacherous storm that delays their journey, to recovering at an island where she almost drowns, Jane wonders if this is a foreshadowing of hard things to come.

But her thoughts begin to lighten when she discovers that the island holds more adventure than she could imagine. With fate’s twists and turns, and encouragement from a handsome captain, who comes to aid her on a few unfortunate occasions, Jane uncovers inner strength she didn’t know she had.

As enemy ships stalk the island’s shores, only destiny can decide Jane’s future with love and war. 

My review

I have read several really great historical romances at least partially set on the sea. This one can be added to that collection. Heather Fisher is a new author to me and I loved this book! I did not want to put it down.

Jane is such a great character. I loved how she was not as concerned about the rules of society as some of the ladies around her. Jane was raised in India by her uncle who was a doctor. And that’s really all she ever wants to be as well. That leads to some of the ladies on Saint Helena island to look down on her. And be mean. Women can be so catty.

How can the reader not adore James??? He goes out of his way to rescue Jane from the sea. You’ll really need to read it to find out why he needed to. But this is just one example of his chivalry, and not just to Jane. He is kind to all the women around him. And he tries to rid the island of men who aren’t kind to women.

I loved the plot of this book. One thing though, the ending is a huge cliffhanger. And I can’t wait to read what happens to Jane and James next.

I was sent a copy of The Ebony as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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