Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning (#21)
Such a great book! Azuba is a young woman living on the East coast of Canada in the mid 1800's when she falls in love with Nathanial who is a ship's captain. She has romantic visions of sailing the high seas with him but Nathanial is reluctant to take her, preferring that she and their child stay safely at home. Azuba makes a huge mistake and becomes a scandal in her village, thus getting her way with Nathanial after losing his trust. She and her child accompany Nathanial on the ship but their voyages are filled with hardships and difficulties, almost losing their lives more than once. This book is beautifully written by an author with lots of knowledge of seafaring during that period.