-- Booklife Prize, 2017
The Money Ship, a richly drawn historical adventure, dazzles with Druett's truly splendid prose, which shimmers like diamonds on a sun-drenched azure sea.
From first page to last, The Money Ship transports readers back to the early nineteenth century on an epic journey spiced with high adventure and contemptible lows. Be forewarned: the tempests blow not only at sea, but also on land and one is never quite certain who will survive. -- Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers
Joan Druett has written a multi-layered novel with splendid prose and vivid descriptions of the various locations. The author shines with historical details of shipping, economics, and trading during the early 19th century. The seemingly disconnected stories and clues in the storyline weave together like a tapestry and culminate in a satisfying and riveting climax... The Money Ship will delight readers who love seafaring adventures rich with historical detail and a dash of romance.
"A superb tale of adventure populated with nice, likeable characters and boo-hiss baddies." -- Helen Hollick, Discovering Diamonds Reviews, shortlisted for Book of the Month