Captain Eric Hamilton is a powerful force in the U.S. Navy, having earned himself a reputation of being a hard-nosed chauvinist. He’s commander of the USS Larsen, a destroyer, currently deployed in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Abby Carlton has just escaped from the man who held her captive for a year. Abducted while travelling in Paris, she was given to an Arab man as a gift, until one night she makes her desperate escape.

While on patrol one morning Captain Eric Hamilton discovers a dinghy floating aimlessly. Abby is found, battered and in an advanced state of pregnancy, lying in the bottom of the dinghy. From the moment she lay on the deck of his ship her innocence finds a way to penetrate his hardened heart. But time is running out. Eric is falsely accused of sexual assault and the CIA wants Abby and the baby for bait to flush out her captor.


The Story Behind This Book
A passionate tale of love during the Iraq war, which not only explores issues of the war in Iraq, but effects of white slavery.

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Praise and Reviews
I have never been a huge fan of romance novels, but Eckhart’s book has made a fan out of me. The tale is gripping, romantic, and the entire review at

Hi, I just finished reading The Captain's Lady.  I found it very interesting and exciting.  It had everything going for it that a reader (like myself) looks for: flowing dialogue, drama, suspense, and romance.  It was quite a journey that Abby and Eric made into each other's arms.  I've read over a thousand same-type stories from sites such as Allromanceebooks, Samhain, and Ellora's Cave.  This being said; I know what good is and The Captain's Lady is certainly in the top ten percent of the books I've read.  It's a story I'll read again and again in the coming years.
Thank you so much for writing it and sharing it with us readers!
Take care and keep up the fine writing.
Most sincerely,
Goleta, CA

Author Interviews
Interview at Jenny Gilliam's Blog
Blogging at Evie Alexis on The Inspiration for The Captain's Lady
Guest Blog at Alie Katz
Guest Blog At Lily Stone
Interview at Amber Leigh Williams
Guest Blog on Jaded Vixon
September 11 Guest Blog at Inspiration Ink - What Inspires me to write romance
Guest Blog - My favorite Scene and excerpt from The Captain's Lady
Guest Blog at Love Romance Passion on Human Trafficking and The War in Iraq
Guest Blog at Tina Gayle on Why do I write
Guest Blog September 9 on Is there a different Romance Genre you've been wanting to write?
Interview September 4 at Between the Lines
Interview September 5 at Amber Scott
August 18 Interview at Katie Bug
September 1 Guest Blog on What Experiences Color or Influence my Writing
August 27 Guest Blog at TAMFA
August 25 Interview at TAMFA
August 23 Guest Blog at Moonlight Lace and Mayhem on The Challenges of writing about a war that is still so prevalent in the news


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Lorhainne Eckhart
Lorhainne Eckhart began her writing career five years ago. What inspired her to start writing was a lifelong love for stories. She read everything and naturally had the ability to  More...