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Blackhearts

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Blackhearts

Edward “Teach” Drummond has just returned from spending the past year sailing across oceans, exploring the world. He is betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and stuck on dry land for much too long. During his extended stay at his father’s house, Teach meets Anne Barrett, one of the new maids at the house. Through literature and lengthy conversations, Teach and Anne discover that they have a lot more in common than they had originally thought. As their friendship grows stronger, Teach and Anne are forced to decide what they truly want for the rest of their lives. And just as they’re about to make that decision for themselves, Master Drummond decides that he has an opinion about the situation as well.

 

[The author] did an amazing job creating a story with surprises around every corner… Nicole Castroman, if you’re reading this, please, please, please write a sequel! 

Nicole Castroman did an amazing job creating a story with surprises around every corner. Just when I thought I knew the whole story, Castroman added in plot twist after plot twist, making BLACKHEARTS an incredibly exciting novel. I was especially impressed with Castroman’s use of imagery. I felt like I was walking alongside Anne as she trudged through the rainy city or sitting beside Teach as his carriage pulled up to a party. There was never a dull moment in BLACKHEARTS and I enjoyed every word.

 

As I turned the last page of the novel I was left with one thought: “I want more!” The story of Teach and Anne and Patience and Master Drummond and all the rest of Castroman’s amazing characters cannot be over. I wish I could read about them forever. Nicole Castroman, if you’re reading this, please, please, please write a sequel!

Reviewed by Aliza M., Teen Board member on February 8, 2016

Blackhearts
(Blackhearts #1)
by Nicole Castroman