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The Captain's Girl Paperback – 6 Jul 2017
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-A most enjoyable read set in the wild and majestic landscape of Cornwall. It will delight Poldark Fans.- --Ellie Dean, bestselling author, Keep Smiling Through and Where the Heart Lies
"A most enjoyable read set in the wild and majestic landscape of Cornwall. It will delight Poldark Fans." --Ellie Dean, bestselling author, Keep Smiling Through and Where the Heart Lies
A stunning second novel in Nicola Pryce's eighteenth-century Cornish saga, following the desperate struggles of heroine Celia Cavendish as she bravely attempts to craft her own future.See all Product description
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I was delighted to discover that Nicola's second novel is set in the same fictional world as her first, full of familiar faces and characters that I wanted to find out more about. If I really liked Pengelly's Daughter then I loved The Captain's Girl. The drama is taken up a notch to the point where I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened, and the temptation to read ahead was overwhelming. Packed with twists and turns, I didn't know which characters, if any, I could trust - right up until the final chapter when the truth is finally revealed. Dashing sea captains, conspiracy and intrigue, forbidden love - all of the components are there for cracking historical fiction that transports you to a world that you won't want to leave.
The setting of this novel, particularly with the backdrop of the French Revolution, tallies perfectly with the latest series of Poldark currently airing on the BBC. The Captain's Girl is clearly aimed at fans of the show, and is perfect for whiling away the week between episodes. From the rugged Cornish coast, to the backstreets of Bodmin, to sailing the open sea in the starlight, the settings are so well described that I could picture them vividly. Arnaud's cutter L'Aigrette is beautifully depicted and quickly becomes a character in herself - the fastest boat in the channel, beloved by those who have sailed her.
Captain Arnaud was every inch the gentleman, always there for Celia whether she wanted him to be or not. Celia was a woman imprisoned by her status, willing to break free from the bounds of convention and propriety and escape. She gets a whole lot more than she ever bargained for, and she and Arnaud become quite the team. Another character that I loved was Charity. Although partially sighted, she doesn't let her disability impede her in any way, and her attitude to life was inspiring.
As I said in my review of the previous book, this world and these characters still have plenty of scope for more stories, and I hope that there is at least one more novel set in this particular corner of Cornwall!
She tries to run away to find her cousin and ends up on a ship with a handsome French Captain that she ends up falling in love with.
This book focuses on her life at home and how she tries to find a way out so that she can find her Captain and be with the man that she loves instead of the man that her parents want her to be with. How she tries to sneak around behind their backs. Her biggest concern is her sister Charity who she doesn't want to leave behind. Once a man is found for Charity to marry Celia is happy to leave. Only it is never that simple.