I am never disappointed with this author. I like she that she takes different cultures and places in history and varies them in each book. I learn so much more than if I just read a regency romance. She is a masterful story teller. The romance is still good but like in real life it isn't the whole story. Enjoy!
I have really been in such a historical romance kick. I just love them. They make me so happy. I have had this one in my car for a while, just listening to it while driving kids here and there. It was such a fun listen.
Anna, is girl who shows up on Lord Phillips plantation after being thrown off the ship she was on. Lord Phillip takes her in and tries to take care of her while Anna tries to remember who she is and where she came from.
Anna feels so out of place but find herself enjoying Lord Phillip and his house. Phillip finds he is enjoying Anna being around as well. He enjoys taking rides with Phillip and enjoys watching how things work in the sugar business.
Things start happening around Lord Phillips land. His bounty is on it's way to be sold and his company was attacked and many of Phillips men were killed. When one of Phillips men makes it back to the plantation and lets him know who is behind the attacks. You will have to read yourself to know who it is! ;)
Horrible people are threatening the lively hood of Lord Phillips plantation. During this time we get a chance to see what loyalty buys a man. Those loyal to Phillip teach him what love and friendship are really about.
Anna's memories come flooding back and she realizes she is not a lady, but just a servant.
Ugh, why did they have to be so proper? What is wrong with loving who you want. I could have never lived back then. I am sure I would have shamed my family over and over :).
The way this story plays out is so fun. This book is full of love, romance, friendship, mystery, hatred and loyalty. Things that don't usually go together, but make for a wonderful story.
Book 3 and it my favorite!! WAYGOOD!!
Jennifer Moore has done it again. She has created another book that captured my imagination and kept me wanting to read.
This book has some characters show up from past books that I loved. While they are present in the story, it is not necessary to read the other books before reading this one. It was just a pleasure for me to catch up with them a little bit.
Anna is a wonderful character. She is smart and kind. She is able to use her intelligence in all situations she finds herself in. It is always wonderful to have a strong female lead.
Phillip is put in a tough situation. He has inherited a plantation in Jamaica. The plantation uses slaves. I loved that Phillip didn't stand back and let the status quo remain. He showed respect and compassion to his workers. This was far from customary, but it was one of the qualities that I found admirable about him.
This book isn't very long. It is about 200 pages. It is a book to that can be read quickly and savored. It is a clean romance.
Whenever I pick up a Jennifer Moore book I know I'm going to love it. And I have never been disappointed. Once again I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer's characters, plot, and writing. Philip and Anna are both loveable characters who I cheered for from the first page. Admittedly the slave parts were hard to read but the author handles them well and the fact is it was a part of life in Jamaica at that time, so it wouldn't have been right to ignore it. I appreciated the way that Philip and Anna came to grips with the whole slave thing. Perhaps they were ahead of their time, but when I read historical books, I like to read about people who are ahead of their time. It was also fun to catch a glimpse of characters from previous books that I loved (Lord and Lady Lockwood, etc.) Jennifer Moore will continue to be one of my favorite writers.
Simply Anna is an inspiring, exciting, and adventurous read by Jennifer Moore. Full of exploit from page one, this novel will captivate readers attention, having them going back to re-read this novel again and again. Jennifer’s story is well-written along and has well-developed and thought out characters that readers will enjoy and connect with. Taking place in Jamaica on a sugar plantation, this novel shares in the brutality of the relationship of slave owners and their slaves, as well as the trusting relationship between owner and slave, showing the stark contrast between the two. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy learning about events in history, as well as that love romance.
Genre: historical fiction; romance; adventure; regency
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Number of pages: 224
A review copy of this novel was provided by Covenant Communications.
I LOVE books by Jennifer Moore! She writes the best characters, plot lines and the romance in her books is simply amazing.
Anna's character in this is book is fabulous. She's working as a ladies maid to Lady Amelia Lockwood, aboard a ship heading to Jamaica. One dark and stormy night she's trying to find her young charge's sword when she's knocked overboard by the storm. She's eventually washed up on Jamaica's shores, half dead, only to be found by Lord Philip Hamilton. But there's one problem, she has no idea who she is. The only clue to her identity being a simple necklace inscribed with the name Anna. Anna must determine just who she is and quickly. I love the way that she is able to be herself, even when she couldn't remember who she is. I really loved how she had a way with young Ezekiel, that was a really touching part of the story for me, and in the end it really mattered.
Lord Philip was great too, I loved that even though he was used to a certain standard in England, he was willing to have patience with his Jamaican servants and not get mad at them when things weren't up to his standards, and I really loved that he stood his ground with the horrible overseer about the way these people should be treated.
This book is filled with great romance, adventures at sea and with pirates. And did I mention that it's clean! If you love regency era romance, you won't want to put this book down!
This is a companion book to a few of the others that Ms. Moore has written, but it can definitely stand alone.
Anna is aboard a ship heading for Jamaica when she falls overboard in a storm. Washing ashore, she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Lord Philip is newly in Jamaica, managing his father's land, when Anna is discovered.
Anna is such a sweet and caring woman. I love the way she is able to stand up for those around her and has the confidence to express her opinions. Despite her situation in life, she is very smart, especially with street smarts and I love the whole pirate interaction. The pirates and feisty Anna had me laughing and completely engaged.
Lord Philip has never given though to whether he's even hungry or not. Every thought and move on his part have always been anticipated and he's never had to think. When he arrives on the plantation, he doesn't quickly realizes that not everyone is treated equally. Although in England, things are similar (servants and upper class), no one is ever abused because of their situation and I love how Philip jumps in to do what's morally right. What a good man!
Although we have two very strong people, I love how they each realize just how much they need to rely on others. I love a story in a beautiful setting, with fantastic characters, sweet romance, and abundant lessons learned. Great job, Ms. Moore! I can't wait to see what's in store for us next!
Content: no language; very mild religious elements; mild romance; mild-moderate violence (talk of slavery and treatment of slaves done in a tasteful, educational way, without being graphic). Clean!
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Jennifer Moore is a BRILLIANT writer!
She takes regency romance and adds danger, adventure, and PIRATES!
How much better can it get?
SO. SO. SO. LOVED this one!
Setting sail on the sea leads Anna to lose her memory which in turn lends her to be found, be coddled, loved, trusted and put into danger--
But Anna, not knowing any better, is bold, brave, and acts like a lady...
And Lord Philip is SO MUCH FUN to read about :)
An island flair with plantations and slavery brings rich abundance to the story--so cannot wait for you to read this one!
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A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE AWAITS--
My happy dance comes out in full force whenever I get to read a new book by Jennifer Moore. There is always something more to her books that pull on your heartstrings. In this book, it's slavery. And boy, is it heart wrenching. I'll never understand how we as people can be so cruel to each other. Jennifer mentions in her afterwords how difficult it was to write about the slavery. I can only imagine how hard that was because it was hard to simply read about it.
I loved how this book progressed. Lord Philip goes from arrogant and full of himself to generous and kind. His hard work earns respect. I'm sure glad that happened because in the beginning I wasn't sure I was going to like Philip! By the end I loved him. I love how he loved Anna.
Anna is intelligent, gentle and kind. She is self motivated and capable. I fell in love with her from the very beginning. We get to know Anna in the first bit and when she loses her memory, thankfully, we don't lose ours. I liked knowing about Anna so that when she has flashes of memory, I know exactly what she is remembering. So often as a reader, we are clueless as to what is really happening because the story unfolds slowly. It is sometimes frustrating to be left in the dark. This book made me feel empowered. I knew things the character didn't. :) That seems so petty but it's true.
I loved the setting in Jamaica. It's someplace I'd love to go someday.
All in all, I loved this book. It was fantastic. :)
A little slow to start but what an adventure! I was glad that the story began with a bit about Anna from before she lost her memory so I felt like I knew her even though she didn't know herself. The author did a wonderful job of revealing further attributes of her character through the situations and difficulties she faced on Jamaica. Phillip did not make a good first impression on me but he also had some refining experiences at the plantation which made the strength and goodness of his personality shine. The setting is one that is unique in my reading experience and I felt that I learned some history of the time, how plantations were run, the sad reality of slave labor and the perceptions held by society in Jamaica during the period. There are several friends that Anna and Phillip make which give great dimension to the story. Ezekiel, the young black boy who serves in the household is my favorite, he is just one to make you smile :) The danger and action that takes place in the latter part of the novel is well placed and makes the ending an exciting one. The romance between Phillip and Anna lacked tension but was sweet, especially as they came to rely on each other. I especially enjoyed when Phillip would surprise Anna by asking her opinion on a weighty matter and value the perspective she offered.
(Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
This romance set on a Jamaican sugar plantation in the 1800’s starts off with a splash…literally. Anna falls overboard in a storm somewhere near Jamaica. When she washes ashore a couple days later, Lord Phillip and his overseer find her and take her back to his plantation. Phillip has just escaped England after being jilted by his fiancée and becoming the laughingstock of the ton. He has hardened his heart to love and determines to never open it up again. But the woman he rescues on the beach works her way into his heart. The only problem is…she doesn’t remember who she is. The only clue is her necklace that is inscribed Anna. As their hearts intertwine, Phillip knows he’s in danger again. Loving a girl who doesn’t know her history is a recipe for disaster. She could be married, engaged, and when her memories return, she will most likely leave him.
Jennifer Moore’s books never disappoint. She does an excellent job painting vivid scenes and settings with her words, and I always become friends with her characters. They are fun and believable and always growing. Anna is a strong, sweet heroine who made me laugh and love her to pieces. It was also interesting to learn a bit more about the slave trade in that area of the world in that time period.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review, and I have nothing but good to say about it. Read it if you get the chance. It’s a great one.
This book is simply amazing. I was immediately taken into the story and wonderfulness that is Anna herself. I love how she is with people, her knowledge, her kindness, and especially her love for others. That is what starts her journey, when she is deck on a stormy night trying to locate a lost toy. I also really liked Phillip. I was worried at first with how spoiled he was, but I was happy how he took to his new surroundings and accepted his new life in Jamaica. I really appreciate it when author's take care in their secondary characters. Jenny does a fabulous job with this skill. Ezekiel, Betty, and Malachi were unforgettable. Ezekiel especially was very special. The pirates were a fun surprise and I would have loved to have had them around more! I also liked how Phillip was already trying to be a better man before he met Anna, but she really helped bring out the best in him. I would have liked to see the reactions of Anna's friends when she returned but realized that this is Anna and Phillip's story and it wasn't necessary.
5 out of 5 stars. The last thing I appreciated in this story was the Author's Note. I have known for awhile that Jenny is a wonderful person, but this proves it even more.
Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.