Friday, December 11, 2015

Simply Anna by Jennifer Moore

Simply Anna by Jennifer Moore

Summary from Goodreads:
Suffering from a cruel heartbreak, Lord Philip Hamilton has been driven to seek refuge from the painful memories haunting London, and his father’s Jamaican sugar cane plantation provides just the escape he needs. Philip finds solace in his hard work and takes comfort in the fact that his distance from society ensures that his heart will be protected from future entanglements. Protected, that is, until the unexpected appearance of a mysterious woman with no memory of her past. The only clue to her identity is a necklace inscribed with a name: Anna. In a matter of weeks, this gentle, intelligent, and impossibly beautiful stranger turns Philip’s world upside down. But as the bond between the pair grows, the threat of Philip losing his heart once more is only the beginning of the dangers that await. Island renegades and a ruthless band of pirates clash in a swashbuckling battle, and it soon becomes clear that these villains may be the key to unlocking Anna’s past . . .

5 Stars

Received an ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
This is the 3rd book of Jennifer Moore's that I've read. I am a huge fan! I haven't read one of her books yet that I didn't like. If you like Historical Fiction then check her books out. 

I can't imagine how much research Jennifer Moore must do for her books. Each one gives me an insight into the time and place that she is writing about. This one is no exception.

This story takes place in Jamaica in the early 1800's. I have read stories set in England in this time period that talk about the Caribbean and characters owning plantations there. This is the first where I read about what life is like on the plantation. (It isn't that there aren't books out there about this, I just haven't read them.) I learn about slave life on the plantation as well as how plantations are run. I learn about some of the politics of slavery from this time.  I love reading about historical elements with which I am unfamiliar. I love learning something new from a fiction book that entertains me and takes me to another place and time. 

On top of all this great learning, this book has a great story. It is short, yet full of romance, adventure, sadness, confusion, and, of course, happiness.  

Warnings: This is a clean book with some difficult topics like slavery, death, and loss.

I would let my 17  year old read this book.

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