Salvaged Love: A historical novel of Key West 1828-1829

Salvaged Love A historical novel of Key West Salvaged Love is the story of a young girl s journey into womanhood and her need to carve a place for herself in the small island community and in the heart of her husband Set in at the cusp of K

  • Title: Salvaged Love: A historical novel of Key West 1828-1829
  • Author: Susan Blackmon
  • ISBN: 9780988664807
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • Salvaged Love is the story of a young girl s journey into womanhood and her need to carve a place for herself in the small island community and in the heart of her husband Set in 1828 at the cusp of Key West s rise to wealth from ship salvaging, the story blends fact and fiction to entertain and highlight the fascinating history of Key West, Florida Eighteen year old AbiSalvaged Love is the story of a young girl s journey into womanhood and her need to carve a place for herself in the small island community and in the heart of her husband Set in 1828 at the cusp of Key West s rise to wealth from ship salvaging, the story blends fact and fiction to entertain and highlight the fascinating history of Key West, Florida Eighteen year old Abigail Bennington eagerly accepts her father s invitation to sail to the Caribbean in a desperate need to escape her current situation They sail from England expecting a six month holiday Plans turn awry when they become stranded in Key West, a newly settled island at the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by treacherous reef and inhabited mostly by men Abby becomes enchanted with the tiny island and its residents until circumstances force her father to insist she marry Now locked in matrimony, can the young couple s burgeoning love survive resentment and isolation

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    About “Susan Blackmon

    • Susan Blackmon

      Susan Blackmon has enjoyed reading historical novels all her life With a talent for writing it was only natural for her to try her hand at creating one of her own All that was missing was inspiration An unexpected cruise ship detour to Key West and a few history tours later, Max and Abby s story began When Susan isn t working full time and writing part time, she enjoys being with her family, hiking waterfalls, reading and scrapbooking.

    322 thoughts on “Salvaged Love: A historical novel of Key West 1828-1829

    • I'm sorry to say that I struggled to finish this book. I almost gave up a few times, but I hate to do that so I plodded through, but skimmed quite a bit. It started out okay, but based on the multiple POVs in the beginning I wasn't sure which were the important players. That first threw me off a little bit and prevented me from becoming invested in any of the characters. After that there was some serious info-dumping about nautical equipment and then a little later about the history of Key West. [...]


    • I loved this story! For me the story was as engaging and captivating as Pride and Prejudice! In fact, I found Abigail Bennington to be reminescent of Elizabeth Bennet! This book provided me a chance to escape real life drama for a more captivating trip abroad. This novel was written with depth of knowledge, a love of literature, and a woman's desire in mind!


    • Salvaged Love is subtitled A Historic Novel of Key West 1828-1829. The words "historic novel" caught my eye and I loaded this to my Kindle on a whim. I had never heard of its author, Susan Blackmon, and quickly learned Salvaged Love was her debut novel. Despite having traveled to Florida many times, I have never visited Key West or heard much about its history. After reading Salvaged Love, I felt as if I had visited the island, albeit as it was in 1828-29, and knew I had learned a bit of its his [...]


    • **** giveaway book****This book was beautifully written and full of historical information about Key West. It's also a romance novel but the romance seems to take 2nd place to the historical parts of this book. If you want to know about Key West and its beginnings and get a feel for how it all started and developed then this book would be of interest to you. The characters in the book are a bit blah, nothing really exciting and the interaction between them didn't carry the story forward very qui [...]


    • Salvaged Love describes itself as a "historical novel of Key West 1828-1829." The story includes an abundance of historical information about the development of Key West (sometimes too much) woven into a historical romance story about a young English woman, Abby, who travels to the area with her father and, of course, ends up falling in love with Max, a local who happens to be a dashing ship's captain. The characters were cute and I enjoyed their storyline, but the plot was very predictable. The [...]


    • Key West conjures up sandy beaches, clear water, hot and humid weather, and a crowd of people. Ms. Blackmon's novel includes the first three but adds wilderness, lack of creature comforts and a limited number of people to the picture.Abigail and her father Richard are en route to visit family in Mobile, AL when their sailing ship hits a reef. They are taken to Key West and the adventure begins. They encounter interesting people and a frontier mentality -- a very different place from their home i [...]


    • I hadn't realised when I started this book that it was the first in a series. It is one of those that sets the scene in the first book and introduces the characters and gives you the setting. However there wasn't a complete story unless you include the fact that we know how Abby got to the Florida Keys and who she married. The book is set in Regency times and Abby is from a well off merchant family, although the things she does I am certain would not enter the head of a gentille Regency miss!


    • I had a hard time getting into the book at the beginning. I think it was because of the many different points of view and sometimes the layout made it hard to tell when the viewpoint was changing. The story itself was a good story with enough romance and action to keep me going to the end. I received a copy from First Reads.


    • A lovely written book that will take you to the historic streets of Key West. Where you will learn the history of this lovely town and give you characters that you will hate to say goodbye to as you turn the last page.


    • Maybe would have gotten a generous 3 but dear lord the conventions in the writing of this book were difficult to work through.



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