This book is destined to be a keeper. OF NOBLE BIRTH pulls out all the stoppers, pulling in the reader from the very first page. A fast-paced tale of high seas adventure, revenge, and a wonderful romance full of walk-off-the-page characters sure to steal your heart. Ms. Novak is a masterful wordsmith who has created a story-world so vivid, characters so real, you'll cheer and cry for them, and breathe a great sigh of satisfaction when you close the book. This is one of the best, don't miss it.