Full Steam Ahead  -     By: Karen Witemeyer
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Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764209671
ISBN-13: 9780764209673
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When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?


Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?

Author Bio

Two-time RITA Award finalist and winner of the HOLT Medallion and ACFW Carol Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to provide the world with more happily-ever-afters. She is an avid cross-stitcher and shower singer, and she bakes a mean apple cobbler. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children. Learn more at www.karenwitemeyer.com.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Historical Romance
    October 23, 2014
    Kimberly S
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer is a wonderful Historical Christian Romance. Once again, I am blown away by the amazing writing abilities of Ms. Witemeyer....by yet another amazing story!

    This story was well written, with interesting characters. I really loved how the characters have so much in common, but it takes a bit of time for them to become aware of it...you are going to have to read this book to find out more! I really loved Nicole's sassy nature and was really drawn in by her character. Darius really touched my heart, his pain was understandable and his character was so well developed. The strong faith message is something I always love about Ms. Witemeyer's books!

    If you are looking for a book that is filled with action,danger,raw emotions, along with forgiveness, joy, humor and excitement...this is the book for you! You will not be disappointed!

    I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially those who enjoy historical romance, with wonderful characters.

    I was given this book in exchange for my honest review by bookfun.org.
  2. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Cute diversionary story for the weekend
    October 18, 2014
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Full Steam Ahead

    By Karen Witemeyer

    When Nicole Renard is summoned home because of her father's declining health she little realized the danger she was returning home to. Danger that would quickly send her on a mission - a mission to secure a husband that would protect her family's legacy. But when her enemies cause her plans to change Nicole must rely on her intelligence and quick wits to fulfill her promise to her family.

    But she never expected to have to seek employment with a reclusive madman. But Darius Thornton is not a madman but rather a man obsessed. And Darius's obsession is the unpredictable and dangerous nature of steam engine boilers.

    Full Steam Ahead is a diverting story - great if you want to pass time in a quiet activity. Nicole and Darius are both stubborn in their own way. But this very stubbornness could be what draws them together and it could also increase the danger that they are facing. But both have regrets that is the drive behind their motivations - regrets that they must overcome to find true happiness and love.

    I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through BookFun/TBCN in exchange for my honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    I read this book in 24 hours - I didn't want to put it down!
    October 2, 2014
    Robin Willson
    What a delightful book! This is the first I've read from Ms. Witemeyer. It's good to get to know another fabulous writer of Historical Christian Romance. I'm a fan!

    I was caught up right from the beginning of the book. Learning about Darius and the fatal steamboat accident of 1849 quickly brings you deeply into the story. It was then a pleasure to get to know Nicole and her family. Brought together from entirely different agendas and both from highly successful shipping families, they had a lot in common, but it took quite some time for them to discover that about each other. The author brings each and every character to life perfectly. The lessons and Christian values throughout the book wonderfully support the story. This is an incredibly interesting tale of some depth as well as a very satisfying romance. And it's full of heart stopping danger. I read this book in 24 hours - I didn't want to put it down! Now I'm hoping there will be a second book, and I'll be first in line to read it.

    I received this book from Heidi Reads blog and this is my honest review.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great romance with action and adventure!
    October 2, 2014
    MaloryK
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Full Steam Ahead, is a Christian historical fiction novel written by the esteemed Karen Witemeyer. Ms. Witemeyer is a popular Christian writer with numerous awards under her belt such as the ACFW Carol Award and the Holt Medallion, not to mention being a multiple RITA and National Readers Choice finalist. Full Steam Ahead is an excellent novel about redemption, and placing ones worth on the only one who matters, God.

    Full Steam Ahead, takes place in Texas in 1851. Nicole Renard, the only child of Anton Renard the prestigious sea captain and owner of Renard Shipping, returns home from school because her father is growing ill. Anton Renards body is a mere shell of what he used to be, but is mind is still sharp as ever. He needs an heir to take the reins of Renard Shipping and since Nicole is not the son he needed, he sends her to New Orleans in order to find a husband and heir.

    Nicole agrees to go, but she takes with her, the Lafitte Dagger, a family heirloom that has placed the Renard family under grave danger. Men from a warring shipping company are looking for the dagger and in a bid to prove herself to her father she steals the knife in hopes of keeping her family safe. Finding herself with no money, Nicole cannot complete the trip to New Orleans and attempts to find work in Liberty, Texas. Finding a job, however, proves to be difficult as no one is hiring, except for the crazy man living on a vacant plantation conducting explosive experiments. Nicole has no choice but to work as Darius Thorntons secretary.

    Darius is a troubled man facing demons of his own. Plagued by the horrors of a steam boat accident, Darius has dedicated his life to preventing steam boat explosions that had taken the lives of many. He attempts to redeem himself in the eyes of his family and to the person he couldnt save that day.

    Darius and Nicole are both trying to prove themselves, but as they grow to know one another they help each other sooth the balm of pain by turning their gaze heavenward. My favorite quote from the novel is a prescription for the healing they desperately need.

    You cant redeem your failures. None of us can. Only the Redeemer has that power, and hes already wielding it on your behalf. Hes bringing good out of that tragedy, good that we are only beginning to see.

    In conclusion, Nicole and Darius try to escape the inward turmoil as well as the physical danger that calls upon them in Liberty. While not my favorite of Ms. Witemeyers, it certainly tops the list. I would highly recommend this book to fans of the Christian genre who crave both romance and action. Full Steam Ahead, is a beautiful story of accepting the grace God so lovingly offers and showing faith in the great Redeemer.
  5. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Stronger Heroine than expected!
    September 20, 2014
    Teddy G
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Full Steam Ahead - Karen Witemeyer

    Nicole Renard is the only daughter of the successful business owner of Renard Shipping. Rumors abound that her father's success is directly tied to his possession of the Lafitte Dagger, a rumor pervasive enough to drive her father's competitors to threats and violence to possess it themselves. Determined to find her father a worthy heir, in the form of a husband that she chooses, Nicole sets off for New Orleans, only to be waylaid in a small town along the way. The small town where Darius Thornton is known as the eccentric hermit who occasionally blows things up at his property outside of town. Most people don't know that he is actually doggedly pursuing ways to prevent steamship disasters. In need of money to continue her journey, Nicole ignores Darius' request for a male secretary and the town's warnings about him, and proves her worthiness as not only a transcriber of notes, but of a contributor to his experiments. But what of her own pursuit, and pursuers? Will she risk the lives of those she's come to care for if she's found, or will she run away again? And what of the heir for her father?

    Once again, I felt misled by a cover; I expected a much fluffier book, with a sort of wilting heroine. I found much the opposite; Nicole Renard was an intelligent, brave, independent woman, with a strong sense of family loyalty. She was willing to make necessary sacrifices for her father, but with an eye to not sacrificing her own well-being along with them. I loved watching her relationship with Darius develop, as she proved that she was not only capable of copying his chicken scratch, but interpreting it and correcting it as necessary. I may have a weak spot for heroines who excel at math. Ahem. Additionally, watching the other characters come to care for her and her for them made the story warm and gave it depth. Nothing was solved easily, but there was hope for all, and it was enjoyable watching it all come together.

    I give this book 3.5 stars. I'm glad that I picked it up to read, despite the cover!

    I received a copy of this book from Bethany House, in exchange for my honest review.
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