I, Mary by Mike Hartner ~ Blog Tour: Review

About the Book:

Title: I, Mary
Author: Mike Hartner
Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsickle Publishing
Pages: 266
Genre: Historical Romance

Mary Crofter's first trip on the water was just after her first birthday, when her parents came from her birthplace in Kilwa to Portsmouth. She's been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and other places since. She loves the water and the water seems to love her. Can she survive on the water? Will people ever take seriously a GIRL as a sailor? Will she ever come off the water? If she does, will the lure of the ocean draw her back?

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My Review

I, Mary is about a young girl who loves the sea and wishes to become a sailor but during this time woman aren't able to do so. Although, that doesn't stop her from trying, especially with the help of her parents who know just how much she loves and dreams of sailing. They decide to let her prove herself and she doesn't hesitate to agree and that is where her journey begins.

Mary becomes a member of a ship that puts her to the test to see if she's as earnest and capable as any other man on the ship and she surprisingly hold's her own against the men on the ship. Which makes the captain quite proud and fond of her. Mary isn't one to be taken lightly, she may be small and a girl but she's brave and courageous and I liked that about her. Mary struggles through quite a lot and nothing ever goes easy for her but that just made me proud of her as well.Whether it came to sailing the sea or falling in love, she took it head on without giving in. 

This book took me on quite the adventure and I enjoyed every minute of it! The romance between Mary and Andrew wasn't half bad either although it did feel like it happened very quickly. But other than that this book was enjoyable and if you're looking for an adventure with likable character's then I suggest you check it out! Just make sure to start with the first book I, Walter!

Rating: 3 stars

Received in exchange for an honest review.

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.

His latest book is the historical romance, I, Mary.

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