Saturday, July 3, 2010
The Captain's Bride
The Captain's Bride by Lisa T. Bergren is the captivating first book in the Northern Lights Series.
On a hill overlooking the sea, in the small town of Bergen, Norway, Elsa Anders waits for her beloved sea captain, Peder Ramstad to return to take her as his bride.
After the wedding, Peder, Elsa and a number of their friends from the small town embark on a voyage to America to begin a thrilling new chapter in their lives.
We follow not only Peder and Elsa's story but also the stories of their friends and family. While we explore the lives different characters make, there are not so many stories going on that it is hard to keep up. And even though some of the group settle in Maine and some travel on to North Dakota and places inbetween, the stories are still interwoven.
Ms. Bergren paints a beautiful picture of the seas, the ships and the lands they adventure too. Her descriptions, from the land to the clothing, make you feel as if you are there. A very rich novel with a wonderful cast of characters. One of those books you can't put down once you start - and it leaves you wishing the next book in the series was sitting on your desk.
You don't want to miss this book.