The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore

The Shipbuilder's Wife

The day of her parents' garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger the largest man she's ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupt...

Details The Shipbuilder's Wife

TitleThe Shipbuilder's Wife
Release DateJul 1st, 2018
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Clean Romance, Historical Romance

Reviews The Shipbuilder's Wife

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    I loved learning details about the War of 1812 from a more personal perspective, which is one reason I enjoy historical fiction. This author in particular is gifted at exposing me to times, locations, or events that I know little about, and enlarging my perspective of the world and the people in it. The danger, harsh circumstances, and struggles kept me turning the pages, and the gentle romance that grew between Lydia and Jacob tempered the heavi...
  • Katie W
    "When one door closes, another will open." And sometimes that other door is better than the first. Lydia was supposed to get engaged, but doesn't when a terrible accident occurs. Lydia isn't one to dwell on her unfortunate mishap for too long and tries so hard to make the best of her circumstances. Jacob is a busy, secretive man with inner scars. It's enjoyable to watch these two forge their ways through the danger of war-time situations, while s...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    This is an unmarked sequel to My Dearest Enemy. Emmet is Lydia's brother. I don't think there's much connection between them as they're rather distantly placed. I'm not sure why an author/publisher wouldn't let Amazon and/or GoodReads know this, even so but whatever.It's a shame that this book wastes some otherwise good elements by burying them in stupid. Unlike the first book, the War of 1812 background is kind of interesting and that's due in n...
  • Deanne Patterson
    I was eagerly looking forward to reading, The Shipbuilder's Wife. I mean look at that cover, very eye appealing. This is the second in the War of 1812 Series. A young flirtatious woman full of self confidence she is sure an engagement is coming her way the night of her parent's garden party. Sadly this engagement is short lived after a surprise attack from the British while hiding in a shed with her lady's maid. Beauty is only skin deep or is it?...
  • Julie
    I have been looking forward to this book since I finished My Dearest Enemy and Ms. Moore did not disappoint! The ShipBuilder's Wife sucked me in and didn't let me go. I took the book with me in the car, carried it around my house, and took every chance I had to read a little bit more. I really enjoyed this one! (And isn't that a gorgeous cover?)Lydia Prescott has everything going for her. She's beautiful, her father is wealthy, and she's about to...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    Jennifer Moore knows how to write a story! Her books take me back in time where I can imagine that I am there with the characters and picture the setting in my mind.Lydia Prescott is a woman who had all that she wanted. She was beautiful, wealthy, and about to become engaged to the man of her dreams...until the British attacked her families plantation. Then she was unsure of her future and the happiness she had anticipated.This is a story about w...
  • Mara
    Lydia Prescott seems to have everything--she's beautiful, from a wealthy family with a beautiful home and is about to become engaged to a handsome, wealthy man she's sure she will come to love. With the wedding soon upon them, her family's home is attacked by the British while her parents are away. Lydia and her maid are able to hide but she's injured which leaves a scar on her once beautiful face. Suddenly she's no longer engaged to Jefferson Ca...
  • Loraine
    This new-to-me author painted a historically vivid and interesting picture of the War of 1812 which is considered the Second War of Independence. Jacob Steele is a shipbuilder as well as an espionage agent for the Americans, and is a gentle giant who has difficulty with talking to people. Lydia Prescott is a southern belle awaiting a proposal from her wealthy beau until the British invade her plantation destroying and pillaging leaving Lydia with...
  • Kelly
    I am so glad I didn’t live in those times. No air conditioning, no cars, war in my backyard, and the marriages of convenience or for reputation or just because with their being no affection to begin with. I admire Jacob Steele for marrying Lydia. He is a very good person and yes things work themselves out in the book. But it still is a rough road. You have to learn to trust this person and be able to communicate. And then there is everyone's do...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    There is just something about historical fiction books that sing to my heart. I really love a well done historical fiction. This one was perfect for me because it was set during a pivotal time in US history. The British are invading, raids are happening, people are dying. Both Lydia and Jacob are caught in the middle. There was a good balance of plot and character building. I felt like I knew both Lydia and Jacob and I felt their growth throughou...
  • Julie Carpenter
    4.5*When all your hopes and dreams are about to come true, life feels pretty much perfect. Until everything changes and all you had hoped for is gone and not within your grasp anymore. Lydia Prescott is having one of those moments.I loved Lydia! At first she seems like a beautiful, possibly spoiled, debutante, scheming and planning. But as the story unfolds and moves on, she is anything but. She was a very well written and developed character for...
  • Cathy
    For me author Jennifer Moore is another one of those must read authors. I’m just going to be reading her books, no matter what! I love her books. They’re always well written and the amount of research she does is amazing.I loved this book from the very beginning. It’s set in young America 1814 as the British are trying to take over…again, during the War of 1812. I loved all of the history involved in this one and seeing Jennifer Moore’s...
  • Heather
    I have tried to get into this book several time. I feel as though there is more details than a story line and by the time it gets to the story line I am confused. Maybe it is just me. I feel like I may have just not been in the mood for this story and will have to try it again another time. I know this author is a great writer. I am a firm believer in being in the mood for curtain books and stories. Thanks NetGalley & Jennifer Moore for the Book.
  • Becky Fenn
    Jennifer Moore is one of my go to authors, her writing is Gold. The love story between Jacob & Lydia was so beautifully done. It felt so real. I eagerly await For Jennifer's next book.
  • Bonnie
    I really enjoyed this book. Not only were the characters fun to love, it gave me a different sense of what the world was like in America during this particular time period. It showed how war changes some people and brings others closer. It showed how shallow some people in society were as well as who kind and loving others are. I loved Lydia and her growth throughout the store. I enjoyed watching Jacob learn to deal with his trust issues. There w...
  • Lori
    Very good! I really enjoyed the historical aspects of the story. The characters felt real, and I loved how Lydia and Jacob learned to rely on each other’s strengths to overcome their insecurities.
  • Charissa
    This story is set in the U.S. during the War of 1812 when England invaded the fledgling United States' shores. Lydia, a pampered Virginia plantation miss, has her heart set on marrying a wealthy landowner who lives nearby. But when she runs into Jacob Steele, a shipbuilder and a spy, at her parent’s garden party, her life will change dramatically.There was so much I loved about this book. The history inside the story is fascinating. I knew abou...
  • Tandie
    The narrator wasn’t a natural with the Southern accent and it was a bit, “Suh, I do declare!”The story was okay. I liked the history and war aspects. The romance was meh. The characters were in their own heads, rather than interacting with one another. I really did like Jacob Steel. Heroine was a bit of a Mary Sue.
  •  Mummy Cat Claire
    Lydia Prescott lives with her family in Virginia, on a tobacco planation named Rosefield Park. Her father is wealthy and she has grown up with privilege. After she finds herself scared from a terrible accident that happened when her families plantation was attacked, Lydia hides from everyone and looses all hope that her life will ever be the same."Mr. Jacob Steele of Annapolis" comes into town with his best friend, Alden Thatcher. Alden is a merc...
  • Sheila
    I enjoyed reading the next book in the War of 1812 Series. The Shipbuilder's Wife is full of rich characters in an exciting time during American history. We had a quick glimpse of main character, Lydia Prescott, in the first book of this series. She became very endearing in this second book. At first you think she's the typical 'Southern Belle', but tragedy enters her life and we see a whole different side to Lydia. We also get a different view o...
  • Christina
    Jennifer Moore has such a talent for writing a story that completely immerses the reader into the time period. She does so much research into the reality of the time and history that you can’t help but learn history as you dive into her story. I really liked learning about early America and the war of 1812. Our protagonists, Lydia and Jacob, came from completely different worlds and went through a lot to find what they truly wanted and needed. ...
  • Haley
    Unfortunately, this book for me was very much influenced by the narrator on the audiobook version. I couldn't stand the voices she used for both Lydia and Jacob, the two main characters, to the point where I cringed for the first half of the book and almost didn't finish it. After I sped up the reading of the book, it didn't bother me as much. I liked the plot--I love romance stories where the characters are forced to marry for whatever reason an...
  • Amy
    Fancy some light reading? Don't pick this one! While some books can gift you an easy escape from reality, others (like this one) instead will take you back in time. You'll feel like your jolting around in the carriage, walking the old streets of Washington City & right there on the battlefield. Jennifer Moore masterfully creates historical works of art. Her stories are rich and adventurous. Her characters have depth and soul. In this second book ...
  • Kathryn
    Stayed up late to finish this one. Loved the history intertwined with the fiction story of the blockades during the English and American war over the states independence. The physical scar resulting from the attack by the English, send Lydia’s future plans out the window. Her fiancé cries off, not caring that he’s ruining her reputation. Jacob Steele, the real man that doesn’t dress to please steps up to be the hero in more ways than one, ...
  • Chesney
    Jennifer’s books are seriously so good! They have earned a spot on my bookshelf! I loved seeing how Jacob and Lydia’s relationship changed over the course of the book. Jennifer definitely does her research on this time period. I hope we learn more about Alden!
  • Cydnie
    Things I liked about this book:1-The history that was interwoven into the story. The war of 1812.2- Characters that find their strengths. 3- Characters that are likable and believable.4- Real life situations that the reader can relate to.All in all, another lovely bit of "brain candy".
  • Suzanne
    I would give this 3.5 stars. I was actually hoping for more story because I really liked the characters. There needs to be a book about Alden.
  • Chronicles of a Bookish Mom
    Jennifer Moore's latest release takes the reader back to colonial times and country on the brink of invasion. The romance that Lydia thinks is her future is quickly changed when she cant deny her attraction to Jacob Steele and an timely accident. Jacob and Lydia's story is back dropped by Jacobs secret life and underground web of spies. Will their love win out or will Lydia go back to her parents under false pretenses. Will the British find their...
  • Tiffany
    Loved this sweet story! Highly recommend.