- File Size: 573 KB
- Print Length: 223 pages
- Publisher: Joyce A Scott; 2 edition (December 24, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 24, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HD5VOQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #1389 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Romance > Historical
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Sea Captain's Promise Kindle Edition
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I worked on my high school newspaper and took English courses in college, then fell in love and married. But it wasn't until our sons were raised that I took the beginning and advanced correspondence courses from the Institute of Children's Literature based in West Redding, Connecticut. That was when my writing career began. The Institute taught me the discipline required of writers: hard work, diligence and perseverance. After I finished the courses, I wrote several books, attended numerous conferences, and learned everything I could about the craft of writing. But after nineteen years I was frustrated at statements from editors, publishers, and agents: "Your writing is wonderful. It's some of the best we've seen. It just doesn't fit our needs."
In 2008 I heard about Amazon's Kindle and knew I had found a miracle. It was a way to succeed on my own merits, not on someone else's decisions and I have never looked back. I wanted people to read my books and now they do. Thank you, Amazon for turning that young girl's dreams into reality. You guys rock!
Top Customer Reviews
Set around the time of the Revolutionary War, the dialogue is written in the dialect of the time and includes much of the jargon of the sea. In some novels, this can get in the way of the story, but here the author does a nice balance of modern English, dialect and jargon.
Thomas and Farrell are both multi-faceted characters with some good and, at the start of the story, many bad qualities. Farrell quickly adjusts to the sea, but Thomas resists. The slow evolution of his character is the focus of the novel. The other characters are well defined, but less explored. Perhaps in a sequel we will see more of them.
Joyce Scott is a Christian and her faith is reflected in a couple of the characters in the story. However, while her faith is lightly sprinkled throughout the novel, it remains an adventure story, with a just a hint of romance.
For full disclosure, I should mention that Joyce is a friend and I read and critiqued parts of the manuscript. However, when she announced the publication I eagerly bought and read the novel. I would not have reviewed the story if I had not enjoyed it. The ending clearly sets up for a sequel which I have not seen but look forward to reading.
McDonnell to make him a promise. Jump forward ten years and Thomas is
a lazy, philandering drunk, always short on money and not above
stealing from a child. Just like his father. Broke and looking for a
good time Thomas is rebuffed by a captivating young woman and thus
sets in motion a promise that, for him, is an all but forgotten
Set roughly sometime in the eighteen hundreds this is a story
of redemption the hard way. After a night of drunkenness with his
friend Farrel, they are shanghaied onto the ship the Minstrel Anne.
While Farrell accepts his situation, Thomas fights with the men on
board and against the work he has been ordered to do. He is flogged
for cowardice while the ship was attacked by pirates.
Thomas and the captain along with most of the characters and
events were well developed and believable. It was an enjoyable read, I
am looking forward to the sequel.
Take a break from you heavy volumes, and your upward strain towards attaining wisdom and status for a bit, and read this for a few days.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started reading the book and it just didn't pull me in. It wasn't engaging. I gave it one star.Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Ok but not the most enjoyable book. I felt I couldn't really get into the characters as much as I would have liked. But still a good book and finished it quicklyPublished 12 months ago by Manderk
I recommend this book. It's a good one about finding oneself and becoming a better person.
But what the characters were feeling didn't reach me. Read more
Very exciting but difficult to understand at times particularly when the revelation about the twins was introduced. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed this historical romance! The plot had an interesting twist at the end! I want more!Published 16 months ago by Richard E. Abrahamson
This was a really good book!! I like adventures and this one really delivers.Published 16 months ago by Frickmom
Just ordered this book on line so don't know if I liked it or not.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
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