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About Sara Whitford
Ever since she can remember, Whitford has been fascinated by the intriguing past of the coastal North Carolina region that has been home to her family for centuries. How could she not be, with stories of intrepid explorers, Indian kings, and ordinary Bath town boys-turned-pirates-like that notorious sea rogue known as Blackbeard? In her Adam Fletcher Adventure Series, Whitford weaves together colonial-era tales that incorporate true life (but often little known) historical facts with stories and characters inspired by her own decades of research.
Whitford writes novels between homeschooling her teenage son and working on various website projects.
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Port Beaufort, North Carolina - May 1765
Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort's customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship.
Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Although Adam is less than thrilled about his new situation, when he is asked to spy on his master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Will he perform his civic duty to the Crown, or will he do whatever is necessary to protect the old man, possibly putting even his own family in danger?
Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man's character will be put to the test in The Smuggler's Gambit.
The Smuggler's Gambit is the first book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you'll love Sara Whitford's entertaining series!
June 1766 – Havana, Cuba
Adam Fletcher begins a life-altering quest when he travels to help deliver cargo in the West Indies. Not long after the Carolina Gypsy arrives in the bustling port of Havana, Cuba, Adam ventures out on his own to track down a man who he has been told may have information about his father.
His plans are complicated, however, when he ends up being taken hostage by the very men he hired as interpreters.
When his shipmates receive a ransom letter, they launch a desperate search to find him, but meanwhile, Adam plots his own escape from the hands of his captors. Once he discovers who’s behind it all, he starts thinking that maybe he should have left well-enough alone instead of trying to dig up secrets that were buried in the past.
Captured in the Caribbean is the second book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you'll love Sara Whitford's entertaining series!
After a tumultuous time in Havana where he uncovered more family secrets in a week than most people do in a lifetime, Adam Fletcher is grateful things are finally starting to get back to normal.
That is, until an inexplicable series of brutal crimes in the region hits a little too close to home. Suddenly, Adam finds himself in the middle of hunting down clues to try and identify the suspect, or suspects, in three different murders, one of which has a mystery victim.
Murder in the Marsh is the third book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you'll love Sara Whitford's entertaining series!
And like a moth to a flame, Adam Fletcher is drawn there. He decides to pay the mysterious Madame Endora a visit, just for fun — or so he thinks.
Soon after, a series of worrisome circumstances begin to unfold, one after the other, sending the sleepy port town of Beaufort into a hysterical frenzy.
Is there really a curse, or is something more sinister to blame?
Adam Fletcher’s fifth adventure picks up right where The Gypsy’s Curse left off —in the kitchen of the Topsail Tavern. After the initial shock has worn off about Santiago’s return, Adam and his father decide to go on a short errand together to New Bern to deliver a letter for Emmanuel. While they’re in town, they learn that Annabelle, the new bride of the recently-freed Martin family slave, Charles Jr., has gone missing.
Adam and his father are glad to try and help find her, but when they discover where she is and what has happened, it’s a race against the clock to secure her safety. The adventure will take father and son all the way to Boston to track down Will Martin, the only person who can intervene on Annabelle’s behalf. They soon find out that making it back to North Carolina with Will — along with some unexpected companions — was only half the battle.
The Stolen Bride is the fifth book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Sara Whitford’s entertaining series!
An Adam Fletcher Adventure novella just in time for the holidays!
Christmas in Beaufort picks up right where The Stolen Bride (Book 5) leaves off. Adam and his friends return to Carteret County after their unexpected adventure to New England. When they return, Adam finds out a lot has happened while he was away. His best friend, Martin, is now engaged to be married, but there will be no wedding unless Adam can help him clear his name of a serious allegation. To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner, and with a dinner party planned at the Topsail Tavern, Adam has a lot to accomplish if there is to be a happy holiday season in Beaufort.
Christmas in Beaufort includes bonus content. That's like stocking stuffers in book form!