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With Hearts Courageous: 04/02/12

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With Hearts Courageous by Jon Steven Nappa is a historical fiction about the founding of National Society for the Preservation of Life after Shipwreck. Sir William Hillary lived as a philanthropic baronet on a small island in the English channel. Sailing and fishing were the staples of the island economy and nearly every family had lost someone in a wreck.

Living close to the water for most of my life it's hard to imagine a time when the coast guard or equivalents weren't available to aid in protecting the shipping lanes and rescue troubled ships or stranded people. With Hearts Courageous shows clearly and dramatically what life was like without their service. It also shows how much of a struggle it was to get such a service set up.

The book is written in a style that reminded me of the Brontës or Austen if they were to have written about the dangers of shipwrecks. I found the story engaging and well paced.

I received a copy for review from the author.

Four stars.

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