Friday, June 6, 2014

Book Report & Giveaway - Full Steam Ahead, by Karen Witemeyer

Welcome to the era of exploding steam boats, heirloom daggers, business feuds, and handsome shipping heirs. Karen Witemeyer packs it all into her latest and greatest novel, with the familiar voice of her romantic stories.

When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?

I enjoyed the creative setting for this novel. Steamboats exploding and taking people's lives is the main thrust behind Darius Thornton's mission to stop another disaster. It was fun learning about the time of the steam engine and shipping kingdoms. I had no idea exploding boats was a relatively common occurrence. Intriguing ...and deadly.

Nicole wants to save her father's shipping company and provide him with a son-in-law to be his heir. She's determined, brave, and the epitome of a daddy's girl and I appreciated her desire to take care of her aging father. Add in a family dagger, well-coveted by their rival business enemies, and Nicole is on the run for her life and a man who will save not only her family but the dagger.

It's a fun read and won't disappoint Witemeyer fans. It's the story they've come to love and expect and is worthy of a summer night's read.

What's your favorite Karen Witemeyer book of all time? Or haven't you read her novels yet? Answer for a chance to win! (US Residents only)


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  1. The only one I've read, so far, is "Head in the Clouds" which I really enjoyed. I have some of her others on my Kindle, guess I'd better get crackin'. ;)

  2. I haven't actually read any of Witemeyer's novels yet - but they're all on my wishlist. Especially this one.

  3. Haven't read any of her books, yet.....
    I've read about this one and sounds like something I'd like.

  4. I absolutely loved To Win Her Heart and Short-Straw Bride. The characters and storylines are so compelling! I've re-read each several times :) Thanks for the giveaway for her new book!!!

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  5. I already have a copy, so please don't enter me, but just wanted to weigh in since she's one of my favorites! Just posted a review of this myself. :)

    This newest one is probably one of my all-time favorite of hers. So funny and sweet! But my other two favorites are "Short Straw Bride" and "Tailor Made Bride."

    (Will share about this giveaway on Pinterest! :) )


  6. I love her books, funny and sweet humor. I think my favorite was Short Straw Bride. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. My favorite is "To Win Her Heart" closely followed by "A Tailor-Made Bride". Though all of Karen's books are terrific! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  8. I loved "A Tailor Made Bride" would love a chance to win! :)

  9. A Tailor Made Bride is my favorite so far, but all of hers are just funny and so addicting! I love humorous books like that which make me giggle and enjoy them.
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  10. I haven't read any of Karen's books and "Full Steam Ahead" sounds like a good one to start with!! I have no knowledge of exploding steamboats, either - an interesting story line - and the romance, suspense and intrigue only adds to it!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!


  11. I have read 4 of Karen's books and liked all of them. My favorite so far is Short Straw Bride. I just finished Stealing the Preacher and liked that one as well. I like the time period she writes about. Thanks for a chance to win this one. I can't wait to read it.


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