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Monday, February 27, 2023

My Thoughts - A Heart’s Rescue Author: Lena Nelson Dooley


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.

My Thoughts 

 A Heart’s Rescue is book 4 in the Love's Road Home Series. The series is written by Lena Nelson Dooley. I have not read the whole series, and I had no problems following along. One of the things that I love about this author is the way that she can transport you back in time. She does such great research and you feel like you are standing there watching it unfold. It has been awhile since I have read a book about pirates. I was drawn in within the first few pages. 

Angelina and her aunt are surprised while they are on Angelina's father's ship and pirates come aboard. Brian, who is an apprentice on the ship has been tasked with watching over them. He feels like he failed when they are all taken prisoner. Brian can translate from Spanish to French. He wants to try and rescue the women who have been taken elsewhere - and we are set off on adventure to watch this happen. 

The author did a great job writing in the lesson of forgiveness, having courage and trusting in God. This book is a great read. I felt like I learned a lot about pirates while reading. The characters are well written. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 22

Texas Book-aholic, February 23

deb’s Book Review, February 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 25

Pause for Tales, February 26

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 26

Connie’s History Classroom, February 27

Cover Lover Book Review, February 28

Betti Mace, March 1

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 2

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 3

Blogging With Carol, March 4

For Him and My Family, March 5

Holly’s Book Corner, March 6

Simple Harvest Reads, March 7 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, March 7


To celebrate her tour, Lena is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Connie, thank you for featuring my book on your boog. And thank you for the kind review. It means a lot to me.

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on A Heart’s Rescue, this sounds like a wonderful book and series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories

  3. I truly enjoy historical fiction that is so well-written that it transports me to that time and place. A Heart’s Rescue will be a wonderful book to read.

  4. I am a longtime fan of Lena Nelson Dooley. I have all her books. They have 1 complete shelf in my book case.