In “The Captain’s Bride” by Lisa Tawn Bergren we meet several Norwegian’s as they move to America. Elsa has finally married the man of her dreams, Peder. Peder comes from a wealthy shipping family and has decided to open a new shipping business in America. Elsa has loved Peder all of her life and is ready for their new life in America. Their journey is not smooth sailing however. They soon find that Elsa’s younger sister, Tora, is a stowaway. Selfish Tora would do anything to leave Norway but she did not count on having to pay for the mistakes she made to get there. Also on the ship is Elsa’s longtime friend, Kaatje. Kaatje hopes that she and her husband can make a new start in America and that he will be faithful to her if he is away from temptation. While on the ship, however, Tora and Kaatje’s husband have an affair that results in Tora making more bad choices and hurting those that care for her. Soon friendships and loves are tested as they try to make better lives in a land of so much promise. Will these three women find better lives in America?
This is the first book in The Northern Lights Series. You will cheer from Elsa, ache for Kaatje and want to slap some sense into Tora. This book draws you into these women’s lives as they set out for a better future and rely on God to see them through. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Click here to visit the author's website.