Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Swept to Sea by Heather Manning

Swept to Sea by Heather Manning

Swept to Sea
Heather Manning
November 25, 2013
Astrea Press
5/5 Stars!

{About the Book}

Lady Eden Trenton never wanted to leave her privileged existence in London—until her father invites a dangerous suitor into her life. Left with few options, Eden devises the best reprieve she can: escape. Chasing freedom, she stows away aboard a pirate ship, praying she will gain her independence in the colonies before she is discovered by the nefarious crew. 
Captain Caspian Archer has spent the last five years hardening his heart and searching to exact revenge for the event that tore his life to shreds. When he catches word that his enemy is residing in Jamaica, Caspian steers his ship toward the colonies in all haste. His plans soon change, however, when he discovers the young beauty hiding in his ship’s hold. 
Cut from the only lives they have known, Caspian and Eden are pulled together as each pursues a fresh hope upon the sea. 


Eden doesn't want to marry, especially to the man her father has chosen for her. That man is Lord Rutgers, whom is cruel and abusive towards Eden. To escape from the impending marriage, Eden escapes by becoming a stow away on a ship called Dawn Mist. But, this isn't just any ship. This ship is captained by Caspian, a pirate turned privateer. For a pirate Caspian is different. He is handsome and gentle. Can Eden learn to love Caspian.

Swept to Sea is a very impressive debut by my friend and teen author, Heather Manning. Swept to Sea is an action-packed, high seas, romantic adventure. I am big fan of anything with pirates, especially the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, so I knew I would like this novel. It was a little slow in the beginning, but it picked up a few chapters in. I loved the fight scenes on the ships and the romance...oh the romance. The romance portion of Swept to Sea is absolute perfection and the pacing of it is great. A completely CLEAN read. I hope to see Swept to Sea in paperback one day, because it would have a permanent spot on my bookshelf.

I recommend Swept to Sea for any pirate loving, action fan, romance junkie reader.

Foul Language: None
Sexual Content: Kissing/ Eden and Caspian talk about their wedding night briefly.
Violence: Sword fights.

{About the Author}

 Heather Manning is a young lady who loves to read--and write. She has won multiple competitions for her writing with "Nextgen Writers" and placed first in some writing contests with the "Go Teen Writers" blog and is a proud member of ACFW. She lives in Missouri where she attends high school, acts in community theatre, eats donuts and reads every Inspirational Historical Romance she can get her hands on. She is proud to say that her first novel was professionally published while she was only 16 years old.

What Readers Are Saying:

“The romance is not only sweet, but contains a very Pride and Prejudice feel in the bantering.”—Espanrose, Amazon

“I enjoyed this book, devoured it in three days.”—Abigail Skott, Amazon

“It was suspenseful and entertaining. I had a hard time putting it down. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys a fun romantic novel.”—MK, Amazon

“With such believable characters and a healthy dose of adventure, Swept to Sea is now one of my favorite books.”—CM, Amazon

“The high seas, pirates, storms, privateers, revenge and romance!”—Nate, Amazon

“A thrilling debut novel!”—Leah, Goodreads

“Swept to Sea is a historical action adventure romance on the high seas.”—More Than A Review, Amazon

“I loved Swept to Sea!”—Kedzie Hopkins, Amazon

"Heather did a thorough job with researching background for this book, and I appreciated the period references which made the story credible all the way through. "--L. Barber, Amazon

"It's full of adventure and keeps you going! It has the perfect mix of pirates, love, deception...all the things that make a novel great!"--MegRog, Amazon


  1. Thank you for the lovely review! I am so happy you enjoyed reading Swept to Sea. :)

  2. Swept to Sea sounds like a great debut!


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