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Across a Moonlit Sea Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1996
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Rescuing a man whose ship had been floundering at sea, Isabel Spense takes aboard ruthless privateer Simon Dante, who promptly seizes command of Isabel's ship and sets out to win the lovely maiden's heart and mind. Original.
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Marsha Canham masterfully concocts an incredible cast of characters in this novel, deftly weaves in actual historical figures, presents a compelling story as she tosses her readers on board a ship bound for the high seas. . . all of this in the first chapter. And it just gets better.
I would like to also say that her research was incredibly accurate. There was no twisting of fact to suit her fiction, there was an attention to detail that all other authors wish they had, and there was a genuine interest in presenting the life of a man of the sea in addition to a steamy and seductive love story. Beau and Dante are sheer magic, I must say, but it's Beau's father who steals the show.
Read this book. It is a shining example of how historical fiction should be written. Marsha, please hurry up with the next one!
What makes this book my favorite is the heroine, Isabeau Spence. Marsha has created a character who is independant, intelligent, strong willed and way ahead of her time.
And there I think is the crux of what makes this book so good - the main female character Beau is just brilliant. She has just the right amount of humour, wit, intelligence and fire to be easily lovable and to make the reader care about her. I also thought Dante was great - just that kind of cocky, demanding but loyal and fierce man that makes you wish he was a real person. The clashes they have are hilarious and (on some notable occasions) pretty steamy! (Yeah, that was a little awkward on the train lol).
Another thing that really impressed me about this book was that the author had clearly done her research exceptionally well. The knowledge of shipping terms and sailing manouevres was impressive. It was also great to see so many historical figures appearing in the book such as Francis Drake. That era of history was always fascinating to me and gave this novel an instant backdrop for my imagination.
Thoroughly enjoyed and would buy more from this author.
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