About the Book:
James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.
Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.
Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?
The narrative is full of both land and sea adventure, quite a page turner. You travel to exotic foreign lands, fight off pirates and undesirable seamen. Slavery is explored without sparing deplorable treatment of slaves, the cruelty of the master as well as slave capturers, the reader will be deeply affected. The 1600’s is a harsh time, Hartner describes the times and challenges very well.
James and Rosalind equally captured my heart. Both their stories are emotional and heartbreaking, abducted and forced into a life of slavery at such a young age. James possesses an incredible strength, values, and all around appealing personality, you find yourself drawn to him immediately and feel for his situation and barbaric treatment. His kindness is immeasurable. James is awe inspiring. Rosalind is a pillar of strength, brave and courageous, she pulls at your heart, you find yourself invested in her the moment you meet her. James and Rosalind’s lives are parallel, no surprise destiny unites this dynamic duo.
A wonderful story for all ages. A tale of survival, forging ahead under the most difficult circumstances, maintaining hope. Harshness balanced by incredible kindness. A wonderful romance with heroics, peppered with multiple fantastic themes.
About the Author
Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He’s traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.
Mike won first place blue ribbon for the 2013 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction and first place blue ribbon for the 2013 Dante Rosetti Award in the YA category for I, Walter.
His latest book is the historical fiction/romance, I, James.
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