About the Book
Book: A Heart’s Rescue
Author: Lena Nelson Dooley
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: October 4, 2022
He’s been tasked to protect her, but his heart has become far too involved.
Angelina de la Fuente Delgado, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is on her way home from a trip to Spain when her ship is attacked by pirates. The brigands capture her and her aunt and steal all the merchandise on the ship. After forcing most of the crew to walk the plank, they sink the vessel into the Atlantic.
Brian O’Doule was sent by Angelina’s father to protect her, but keeping her safe among the dangers of the sea is as hard as concealing his love that’s been growing for years. When they’re kidnapped by pirates, he does everything in his power to protect the women and to find a way for them all to escape. Will Angelina ever see her home and her beloved father again? Or will she be forced to marry the fierce pirate captain?
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About the Author
Lena Nelson Dooley has been an author for 36 years. Her 51st book released in June 2020. Raised in Arkansas, she married a Texan 56 years ago. They have lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for decades. She is an active member of ACFW and one of the founding members the DFW local chapter. She’s often been a speaker for other writers’ groups and conferences, both as a keynote speaker and a workshop teacher. Her fans love reading her books filled with characters who grip your heart.
More from Lena
I’ve been a lover of history for decades. In college and graduate school, all my elective courses were history. Of course, I chose the countries and eras I wanted to learn about. When I began writing novels, my first one was a contemporary story. After that at least 75% or more of my novels have been historical, all the way from 1805 through the early 21st century.
Several decades ago, I read about a tavern in New Orleans that had been there since the late 1700s. I found that fascinating, so I researched it and found the history of the place interesting. It was Pirate’s Prize. I don’t know if it is still there after all the recent hurricanes.
When I was writing A Heart’s Forever Home, book 3 in my Love’s Road Home series, I wrote some of the heroine’s family history from the characters in A Heart’s Rescue. If you read book 3, you’ll be glad to learn even more about those characters who were ancestors of some of the characters in book 3.
Interview with Lena
What does success as an author look like to you?
Writing for an audience of One, the One who called me to write. Reaching people who need to know him, too. Telling the stories the Lord puts on my heart.
Which part of the book was the most difficult to write?
Nothing was hard to write. I loved this story.
What inspired this book?
I heard about a tavern in New Orleans named Pirate’s Prize. It had been there since the late 1700’s. I researched the place, then set a pirate story in 1805. I always research so my book is authentic to the time period.
What is your favorite Bible verse or life verse?
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection…” Philippians 3:10a
What are you reading right now?
Remember Me by Tracie Peterson
Thank you, Lena, for letting us get to know you better!
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