"A riveting saga/mystery. Ms. Stockenberg is a master of intrigue and romance ... she expertly leads readers through nearly a century of drama in the elegant, fascinating, and thrilling world of yacht racing [culminating in] a compelling mystery. This novel will provide smooth sailing for summer reading."
"The action moves along at a speed that makes it virtually impossible to put the book down. If I had had the time I could have read it non-stop, and I nearly did .... Here is a book to satisfy every sort of reader--those who crave fast action, Newport aficionados, and the romantics among us who love happy endings."
--Newport This Week Magazine
"Sizzling [and] entertaining reading. The well-researched novel uses real people and places--such as the Vanderbilts and Dennis Conner--as a backdrop to the unfolding drama.
From the Author
However, there was a simple solution, in this digital age, to satisfy those of you who might want to learn more about Tess now and not later: a new last chapter. So I wrote one. If you've already bought the original 16-chapter version of TESS, you can read the new Chapter 17 on my website at antoinettestockenberg.com .
Of course, you'll learn even more about Tess in the later books, especially in Book Four, through the reminiscences of her granddaughter Mavis Moran.
Charles Dickens rewrote the ending of "Great Expectations" after hearing a reader's advice. One and a half centuries later, he's still teaching novelists like me a thing or two.