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Windswept by [Thomason, Cynthia]
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"A fresh historical romance that depicts a trade that often goes unmentioned. Salvaging wrecks takes on an exciting dimension courtesy of Ms. Thomason's pen. A little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice mix well to make Windswept' a worthwhile read." -- Amy Wilson, The Literary Times Magazine

"Cynthia Thomason once again brings readers a fast-paced story filled with characters so finely drawn they become a part of your life, as you share in their struggles and triumphs. Windswept' brings old Key West and its inhabitants to life, as Jacob and Nora battle greed, judgement, lies and tragedy to find a safe harbor for their love." -- DanaRae Pomeroy, CompuServe Romance Reviews

"Romance, intrigue and family secrets are elements that keep Windswept' so exciting. The characterizations are vivid, and the tense conflict keeps the reader alert. Ms. Thomason has a unique writing style that sparks the reader's emotions in every scene. Windswept' leaves me anxiously anticipating her next book." -- Rendezvous Magazine

About the Author

A native of the Midwest, Cynthia Thomason now lives in Florida with her husband, teenaged son, black cat, and Jack Russell terrier. A former high school English teacher, she now works as an auctioneer and estate furniture buyer for the auction company she and her husband own. But her greatest love is writing historical romances. You may visit her web site or e-mail her at Cynthoma@aol.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 777 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZZSVKW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Misfit VINE VOICE on February 11, 2012
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Nora Seabrook's landing at Key West is memorable, to say the least, as she's knocked off the gangplank and in need of saving by handsome ship captain Jacob Proctor. Salvaging cargo from wrecked ships is a profitable business, but there are some who intentionally lure unsuspecting captains into the dangerous reefs, and Jacob is suspect #1 - particularly with Nora's father, the new Federal judge. Nora isn't one to let a little parental disapproval discourage her, plus she's got to prove that Jacob's innocent, but things don't go according to plan. Nora finds herself at sea with Jacob and crew en route to an island in the Caribbean that holds some very big secrets from Jacob's past, secrets Jacob is determined to keep from Nora.

Like that's going to happen :D

This really was a lot of fun. Nora was more intelligent than many heroines you find in novels like this; intelligent, well-read and caring enough to start up a school for the local youngsters. I also liked the humor the author threw in with several of the secondary characters, starting with her family (loved flirtatious cousin Fanny!) and Theo, the bumbling suitor and house-guest who would never leave. Ever.

This book was originally published in 1999 by Zebra Books, and was well formatted for the most part, although there were a few oddities here and there in the Kindle edition. I had a sentence that ended in nowhere land, plus this showed up at least twice, "^P^P". Not quite sure what that was supposed to be. All in all an engaging romance when you're in the mood for a bit of brain candy on a rainy afternoon, and for those worried about the sexual content, I'd put it in the tamer category. There's one big sex scene, but it isn't overly explicit, otherwise just a few steamy kisses here and there.
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Didn't have high hopes for this one, but wasn't disappointed by it, either. Typical historical romance, with a heroine falling in love with a fellow whom her parents disapprove of, and a reluctant love interest whose inner demons keep him from pursuing a meaningful relationship. The inner demons turn out to be pretty cliche, as does the "independent" heroine archetype, but the writing and quick progression of events keep everything from getting too boring. I liked the setting--had never heard how integral salvaging was to the Key West economy. If you want a sweet story with some history, a little sex, and a lot of happenings, this one is for you.
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Nora comes to Florida to live with her father, who has been appointed the local judge, and her mother, who is determined to make the best of this strange new world. SHe immediately meets Jacob, local daredevil and shipwreck salvager, and falls in love with him. WHile Nora tries to educate the local children, someone is tampering with the warning lights along the shore, causing ships to run aground. Jacob stands accused of the crime, but Nora must prove that he didn't do it, and find the real villain, even while her parents frown upon Jacob and want him to go to the gallows.
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Reading the book now & enjoying it very much. I like the characters and the way the plot is unfolding. It definitely holds my interest and at times, I find it difficult to put down. I like it very much.
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Windswept carries you away to the shipwrecking days of Old Key West where the heat rises faster between the main characters than from the tropical sun. Mix a strong sense of humor with a sexy hero, an independant heroine, and a dark family secret, and you've got a fast-paced winner. Cynthia Thomason delivers witty dialogue with ease, and I can't wait for her next book!
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By kiers on February 1, 2012
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I've read my fair share of books and never taken the time to give a review on any of them... sad I know! But this book is amazing and I read through it in a day and a half, I could not put it down! If you want a great story that will leave you thinking about it even after you have finished it, this is the book for you!
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Finally, historical romance that satisfies a reader's every desire! This one has it all: a sulty setting, a compelling love story between a brooding but very sexy hero and a spunky, ever-optimistic heroine, historical details that are fascinating but never overwhelming, and an adventure that sweeps the reader along. Ms. Thomason's writing is exquisitely smooth, her characters and plot entirely original. Loved it!
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Great plot. I enjoyed the book quite a bit. The hero was a bit confusing at times but it was explainable at the end. It wrapped up a little too quickly.
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