Emma Daniels has a warmth to her writing, which I liked a lot. The opening drew me in and kept me in. I did find a lot of typos in the book, but the story was exciting and real, which kept me reading.
I loved the hero, but the herione I couldn't take to. She seemed to take a dislike to Patrick without reason (OK, so she thought he was responsible for half drowning her and taking her back to the past), but even when he revealed his shocking past she STILL seemed to hate him. I had a feeling that the author wanted to create a tension between the characters, which unfortunately, for me, she failed.
Sometimes, Patrick did come across a little 'camp' and I found him as a rough 'n' ready sea-faring captain of the The Indian Rose a little hard to believe. I wanted him to 'man up'! But all in all Emma Daniels knows her history, and I liked that Patrick was offended when Jessica called him a 'pirate'.
For readers of chick lit or modern romance, I think you'll enjoy The Indian Rose.
The Ship that traveled through time
Having recently lost her beloved father to cancer, the last thing Jessica Hart needs is to come across a confused and injured stranger on the beach near her home. Not only does Patrick O’Hara believe its 1778, he’s also under the impression Jessica is a boy.
Patrick talks Jessica into taking out her family’s yacht, and she soon realizes she’s made a big mistake when a storm sweeps them both overboard and into the path of The Indian Rose.
Rescued by his own crew, Patrick knows they have returned to the past, but Jessica is convinced The Indian Rose is just an authentic reconstruction complete with crazy sailors willing to go along with their insane captain’s desire to live in the past.
So begin Jessica Hart’s adventures into the past. Not only is she now trapped in 1778, but she is also falling for the enigmatic and handsome Patrick O'Hara, whose lonely seafaring life has kept him from experiencing any kind of emotion for a woman, until now.