ABOUT THE BOOK
One year ago Charlotte Bower’s life was ripped apart when Creek Indians attacked, killed her parents, and separated her from her young brother—now, she will stop at nothing to find him. After a year of captivity, she has finally made her escape. Her search will begin in New Orleans, where captives were taken after the raid. But how to reach a city hundreds of miles away? As she watches men boarding a waiting ship, Charlotte formulates a bold plan: if it’s men they need for the ship’s crew, it’s a man they’ll get. Taking on her childhood nickname, Charlie, it is all too easy to gain passage on the New Orleans-bound vessel. Easy, that is, until Charlie is caught . . .
From the moment he sets eyes on the new deckhand, Captain Alden Thatcher knows one thing for certain: Charlie Bower is no man. But for reasons of his own, he keeps her secret. As their journey progresses, however, the voyage is increasingly ill-fated. With danger ever present, Charlie and the captain find themselves relying on one another in ways they’d never imagined. As they draw closer to her goal, Charlotte is faced with the most perilous adventure of all—an adventure that may risk her heart.
It's always exciting when a new book by a favorite author comes out, so I was thrilled to see this new book by Jennifer Moore. As with her other books, I enjoyed it immensely. Her characters are delightful as always and the setting exciting and interesting. And she does a really nice job with the historical setting. I was especially impressed with her use of sailing jargon. I didn't always understand it since I have no sailing experience but I appreciated her use of it. The romance is as always sweet and amusing as Alden and Charlie unknowingly fall in love. But their circumstances and past experiences get in the way creating difficulties for the couple. I enjoyed this very much and if you too like historical fiction I highly recommend it.