Saturday, 5 March 2016


Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Book Description:
passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home…forever.

My Review:
I’ve never felt my heart be broken and repaired so many times throughout a book. I feel like my heart was ripped from my chest and crushed whilst reading the story of Nicholas and Etta.

Nicholas Carter, one of the most beautifully described, chivalrous, brave 18th century pirates I’ve ever read about. It has been a true honor to delve into the 18th century life with Nicholas and Etta, to travel to different time periods in history and learn about his life.

Etta Spencer, a stunning, courageous, passionate, driven young woman. Beauty in all that she is, Nicholas is instantly drawn to her. She is swept up into circumstances she never imagined; yet they change her whole life.

Seeing the changes of time through both Nicholas and Etta’s eyes was truly amazing. The description of each era they traveled to, the people, the places, the fashion; it all was wonderfully written, you could tell that Alexandra has certainly put her research into her history.

If you have not read Passenger, you are most certainly missing out on an enchanting story of time travel, pirates and an adventure you won’t forget. Nicholas and Etta will certainly remain in my hearts forever.

Think Lovely Thoughts xo


  1. I feel like I'm stalking you a little now that I've stumbled onto your blog, but... I couldn't help myself? Hope you don't mind. I love this review. The more I think back about Passenger, the more the story is building up and I'm loving it more and more. Definitely awaiting Wayfarer eagerly. I cannot wait to see where the story goes!

  2. Yes!!! I totally understand what you mean! I felt like my heart was repaired and broken multiple times!! I love your review!


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