— The Historical Novel Society Review
"The Witch From The Sea is that rare creation, an historical romance with guts as well as glamour. Wild-spirited Tory is an irresistible character."
— Nautical historian Joan Druett (She-Captains; Hen Frigates)
"I am in love with this book.
No, seriously. It was awesome. Such an adventure, it was, full of romance and piracy and danger! The author writes with a deep respect for all people--white, black, Spanish--and a feminist voice. A+"
— Reading Rocks / YA Fiction Review
"Jensen combines action and romance in this gritty and realistic portrait of life on the seas."
"A thoroughly satisfying romantic tale, filled with swashbuckling pirates, plenty of atmosphere, and characters who come alive. It’s a solid debut from an author to watch."
— The Romance Reader
"Lisa Jensen writes a highly enjoyable tale of Tory Lightfoot and her coming of age on the high seas. Her story has a little bit of everything - adventure, humor, tragedy, romance, Shakespeare!
Several aspects of this story make it truly exceptional. It's not formulaic - you're not sure how it's really going to end. Jensen avoided all the pitfalls of making this into your average pirate romance. Thirdly, in such a graphic tale of piracy on the high seas, I was not expecting the humor. Tory is a very likeable heroine with a strong will that you can relate to. Hats off to Lisa Jensen for her fantastic novel!"
— Rakes & Rogues