Sea Change [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Darlene Marshall
eBook Category: Romance/Historical Fiction
eBook Description: American privateer Captain David Fletcher needs a surgeon for his wounded brother. But when he captures a British merchantman in the Caribbean, what he gets is Charley Alcott, an apprentice physician barely old enough to shave. Needs take priority over skill, and Captain Fletcher whisks the prisoner aboard his ship with orders to do his best or he'll be walking the plank.
Charley Alcott's medical skills are being put to the test in a life-or-death situation--Charley's life as well as the patient's. Even if Charley can save the captain's brother, there will still be hell to pay, and maybe a plank to walk, when Captain Fletcher learns Charley is really Charlotte Alcott.
A war is raging on the world's oceans, and two enemies will fight their own battles and their attraction to each other as they undergo a sea change neither of them is expecting, but cannot deny...
Genres: Romance / Historical Romance
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2010
Fictionwise Release Date: January 2012
6 Reader Ratings:
"5 HEARTS!...From the first page to the last, this is an entertaining, delightful read. The dialogue is witty and charming. David and Charlie have a wonderful rapport whether as two 'men' and as 'lovers.' The story is often funny and sometimes touching. The secondary characters are well-developed and add a richness to the plot. Sexual encounters are sensual and filled with pent-up longing and tenderness. I enjoyed this historical romance very much and highly recommend it."--Susan P., The Romance Studio
"...Not just a romance story between David and Charlotte, but it is also Charlotte's journey--her plight to prove to people she is a capable doctor. I really like her as a heroine. This book has many fun and warm supporting characters, and Charlotte finds herself building a little family with the crew upon this ship. I need to go back to read Darlene Marshall's previous books, because I do like her voice. I...look forward to more from her."--Mandi, Smexy Books
Charley said nothing to this but buttoned her coat and brushed her short hair off her forehead.
"Take care of yourself, Mrs. Denham, Captain Denham. Thank you for all you have done for me."
"We will name him Charles!" Charley heard Mrs. Denham call out as the pirate took her by the upper arm to haul her from the cabin.
The cabin doors were smashed in, but Charley saw no injured crew, and when she was pushed up the ladder ahead of the pirate captain, she blinked in the bright sunlight. The Lady Jane was alone in the vast and empty sea, save for the vessel nearby, the one distinguished by the black flag flying over it.
The pirate took her arm again, Charley tried to shake him off, but she might as well have tried to shake the mainmast.
"I said I will come with you, you do not need to manhandle me."
He did not reply, and did not let go as he looked at a sailor standing at the rail.
"Did you find it?"
"Aye, Cap'n. We cleaned out the sick bay to the bulkheads."
"Are all aboard my ship now, Doctor, which is where you are going."
He pulled her forward and Charley stumbled along with him to the rail. Charley did not know what her fate would be aboard the pirate's vessel, but she knew one other thing after listening to the men talk. Her captors were Americans.