Tuesday, October 2, 2018


     Welcome to Tuesday all , today I am going  to review a new Canadian author . Candace Osmond and her series the dark tides . Her first book is THE DEVILS HEART

                            BOOK BLURB 

Find the witch. Return to the future. Don't fall in love with the devil...

When Dianna Cobham accidentally breaks an enchanted ship-in-a-bottle she’s washed away to 1707 Newfoundland and taken prisoner aboard a pirate ship captained by the infamous Devil Eyed Barrett. Dianna fights to survive by proving herself indispensable to the crew, all the while forging a secret plan to get back home.

But when Dianna learns of the Devil’s vengeful mission to seek and kill her ancestors, her hopes for returning to the future transform into an elaborate plot to save her lineage. Can she charm the Devil’s heart and change his mind before it’s too late? Or will she sacrifice herself to save the man hidden underneath it all?

Fans of OUTLANDER and PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN give praise for The Devil’s Heart! Grab your copy and start the epic adventure today!

                     MY REVIEW 
  I was introduced to this book by a friend I couldn't wait to sit down and start reading it . I always loved a good pirate book but I didn't realize what I was getting into with this book  The book is more then just a pirate book. Meet Dianna who is heading home for here father's funeral . She hasn't been back to Newfoundland for it seems like ever . When she gets there she is met by her aunt and taken back to the house . Where she is hit wit emotions that she didn't want . One night when she accidently breaks a ship in a bottle and is transported back to 1707 Newfoundland . Well lets say more like the middle of the ocean off Newfoundland . Where she is scooped up and taken aboard the Devil's Heart . Where she meets the infamous Devil eyed pirate Barrett and his crew . Where a little work she becomes a crew member and indispensable to them and the dreaded pirate who is more then he is letting on . Will she be able to come back home or will she want to come home after she realizes there is more to this crew then they are letting on. 
   I must say that I adore these characters . I absolutely fell in love with each and everyone of them . Dianna is a woman who feels like she just doesn't belong in the modern world . She seems lost and not too happy . She is actually stronger then she gives herself credit for . I really liked her attitude and her sass when it comes to the men on the boat .  She is brave but doesn't put out a bravado when it comes to something that is going to hurt her or the ones she loves . She does get scared and has a healthy dose of fear for her situation in that Era . Which makes her more lovable and more believable
 Henry Barret the Devil Eyed pirate is such a tortured man , he is so complex and you really just want to hug him and make sure he is going to be ok . He has been through so much and when you see him at first . He is surly and really dangerous . But as you read along with Dianna in his journal you see a much different man emerge . He shows his kind and sweet side to Dianna and the rest of the crew .  But I must say my two favourite characters in the book are Gus and Finn, they bring hilarity to the book . Finn is a big ole Scotsman who will do just about anything for a friend . He takes Dianna under his wing when she is first on the ship and keeps her safe . He is also a little brass and sometimes vulgar . Trust me you will love the salty dog . He makes the story most of the time . Gus is more on the quiet side and will do anything for the people he loves . 
   This book is a combination of time travel and pirate lore . The author takes us on a grand adventure . I honestly couldn't put the book down  I wanted to find out what happened between Henry and Dianna . Will she stay or try and get home or will the love they have for each other keep them together . The author has a great way of taking Canadian places and weaving a tale that will keep you enthralled all the way through . I will tell you though there is a cliff hanger so you will want to dive into the second book as soon as you are done book one . So if you love OUTLANDER and The Pirates of the Caribbean you will love this book . It has time travel , mystery and laugh out loud moments that will keep you turning pages all night long . So add this series to your fall reading list . Trust me you will not be disappointed in the least  

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