- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: FaithWords; 1 edition (March 4, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455529052
- ISBN-13: 978-1455529056
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This stand-alone novel has all the makings of a great romance: love, intrigue, mystery and unforgettable characters. Whitson's historical details on female riverboat captains are incredible. She brings to life a long-gone way of life on the river when women far superior than their male counterparts had to prove their worth."―RT Book Reviews, starred review
"A vivid portrait of life on the Missouri River, from the cramped quarters of the packet boat, through the outpost settlements up the river, to the squalid docks of St. Louis. . .[A]n entertaining historical tale of faith, action, and romance."―Publisher's Weekly
"Whitson weaves unforgettable characters with remarkable historical impact. Step aboard the Laura Rose and join the passengers and crew as they take the historic trip with the first female steamboat captain. It will be a memorable trip indeed."―CBA Retailers and Resources
"Stephanie Whitson is a master storyteller who has once again woven a tale of adventure, romance and inspiration that will touch your heart. A Captain for Laura Rose is a novel rich with exciting details of riverboat life during the 19th century and the well-drawn characters will steal your heart. Don't miss this exceptional read."―Judith Miller, award winning author of the Home to Amana series
"As usual, Stephanie Grace Whitson skillfully weaves unforgettable characters with an unforgettable time in history. Step aboard the Laura Rose. You will definitely enjoy the ride!"―Nancy Moser, bestselling author of The Journey of Josephine and Mozart's Sister
"Whitson has a wonderful knack of storytelling. . . .I highly recommend A Captain for Laura Rose. It is wonderfully crafted and thoughtfully written."―RadiantLit.com
About the Author
Stephanie Grace Whitson is the author of over 20 inspirational novels and two works of nonfiction. When she isn't writing, speaking, or trying to keep up with her five grown children and perfect grandchildren, Stephanie loves to take long distance rides aboard her Honda Magna motorcycle named Kitty. Her church and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, take up the rest of her free time. She received her Master of Arts degree in history in the spring of 2012. Her passionate interests in pioneer women's history, antique quilts, and French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture provide endless story-telling possibilities.
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In 'A Captain for Laura Rose' we meet a young woman who wants to maintain the family legacy of running steamboats on the Mississippi. As the last surviving member of her family she wants to take on the role of pilot - a position usually filled by a man. Through a series of events she is given the opportunity to prove herself and is also reunited with a former family friend. At first she resists the help he offers but eventually realizes how much she needs him. Together they work to preserve her family's boat. and of course they fall in love.
I loved learning more about the steamboats - a part of history that isn't often mentioned in historical fiction except as transportation. I thought the relationship between Laura Rose and Finn was believable and sweet. I also like how Laura's faith sustained her through devastating loss and gave her hope to carry on.
I highly recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction.
I loved the riverboat setting since I grew up in Cincinnati. This book is very well-written and I stayed up late to finish it because it held my interest.