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by Darlene Marshall

  • Author: Darlene Marshall
  • ISBN: 1611249589
  • ISBN13: 978-1611249583
  • ePub: 1573 kb | FB2: 1370 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press (June 13, 2011)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 439
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Sea Change ePub download

Darlene Marshall is the author of award-winning historical romance featuring pirates, privateers, smugglers and a possum or tw. Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Darlene Marshall's books.

Darlene Marshall is the author of award-winning historical romance featuring pirates, privateers, smugglers and a possum or two. Past jobs include work.

Darlene Marshall does both in her wonderful Sea Change. Sea Change was refreshingly realistic about the whole male disguise thing

Darlene Marshall does both in her wonderful Sea Change. funny, yet poignant tale of a woman struggling to find her way in a man's world (and on his ship)"-Best Selling Author Connie Brockway. sea captains, privateers and pirates. Sea Change was refreshingly realistic about the whole male disguise thing. Usually, in novels with this trope, the heroine is found out too early because she forgets to cover her lack of an Adam’s apple, or she’s just too darn pretty to be a man. Marshall dresses Charley in high-necked cravats, breast bindings, and even padding in her pants to make her seem more manly.

I wish you could have seen it, Doctor!". I have no doubt the captain fought bravely, Mr. Fletcher, but if you recall, I am the person responsible for patching up the wounded. Fletcher, but if you recall, I am the person responsible for patching up the wounded not have to deal with men injured through violence in addition to those who come to me for accident or illness. Now, hold still, I do not want to jar your ar. Well, it is no wonder you feel that way, Doctor. But I imagine if you were a man you would feel differently. Time stood still as the blood froze in Charley's veins.

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Author Darlene Marshall. Books by Darlene Marshall: The Pirate's Secret Baby. 10 7. 9, 10. Castaway Dreams.

Book in the High Seas Series). Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780692848371. Release Date:April 2017.

The captain of the Prodigal Son has a deserved reputation as the deadliest (and best dressed) pirate in the Caribbean, but Robert St. Armand’s totally at sea when it comes to Marauding Mattie, the daughter he never knew he had. How in the world can he deal with the littlest pirate, one who prefers knife-throwing to arithmetic lessons, and who’d rather be keelhauled than eat her beets?

Charley Alcott’s medical skills are put to the test in a life-or-death situation-her life. She must save Captain David Fletcher’s brother without the American privateer discovering Charley’s really a woman

Charley Alcott’s medical skills are put to the test in a life-or-death situation-her life. She must save Captain David Fletcher’s brother without the American privateer discovering Charley’s really a woman. A war is raging on the world’s oceans, and the two enemies will fight their own battles and their attraction to each other as they undergo a sea change neither is expecting, but cannot deny.

Sea Change is going to be in my top 5 reads for this year. A fast-paced and captivating historical romance

Sea Change is going to be in my top 5 reads for this year. A fast-paced and captivating historical romance.

Smart B tches, Trashy Books. I enjoyed how the usual gender dynamics get flipped.

-Smart B tches, Trashy Books. and she leads Oliver down the garden path of fulfillment in ways he never imagined.

(Romance / Historical Romance) FINALIST, 2012 GOLDEN QUILL AWARD & 2012 BEACON AWARD.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...
Samowar
When I realized I hadn’t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I’d found the one (Darlene Marshall’s other pirate romance, The Pirate’s Secret Baby, didn’t appeal to me by virtue of title alone).

Novels with crossdressing heroines are actually my secret weakness, so Sea Change‘s premise–a British female ship’s doctor masquerading as a man on an American privateer’s ship–was right up my (g)alley. Excuse the ship-related humor. I really do love anything set on the high seas (Brian Jacques got me early).

Sea Change was refreshingly realistic about the whole male disguise thing. Usually, in novels with this trope, the heroine is found out too early because she forgets to cover her lack of an Adam’s apple, or she’s just too darn pretty to be a man. Marshall dresses Charley in high-necked cravats, breast bindings, and even padding in her pants to make her seem more manly. And not everyone is shocked when her identity is inevitably revealed (not in the first few chapters, thankfully)–some people have a better eye for these things than others, but they keep their mouths shut. Plus, Charley is angular and flat-chested, which enhances her disguise.

I love when one (or both) of the lovers in a romance novel are nothing special to look at, and Charley’s no devastating beauty. She’s plain and she knows it, and David (the hero) is gorgeous–but they’re never mismatched. David never disparages her looks, and in fact has a bit of a sexuality crisis à la Mulan when he still thinks she’s a man.

Charley’s also no fainting wench. As a ship’s doctor, she’s seen some gruesome injuries and plenty of death. Her professional persona is one of my favorite things about her characterization, because she’s confident and in charge when it comes to the infirmary. This book isn’t for the squeamish, because of the graphic descriptions of injuries (there’s one scene with a severed artery and it gets messy.) Charley has her own passion that fulfills her, and she doesn’t let anyone keep her from practicing medicine. She doesn’t need David to complete her; he’s just a nice bonus, when he stops acting like a pompous alpha male.

My only complaint is that Charley’s disguise lasted a little too long for my taste. I wanted David to realize her identity much sooner–it came about halfway through the book, and then it took about 2 seconds for him to kiss her senseless. I just wish there had been more time between “oh, she’s a woman” and “I must have her.”

Sea Change was an entertaining privateering adventure with an impressive amount of historical accuracy and naval lingo. All I expected was a fun romance with no substance, but what I got was much better. Witnessing Charley and David’s witty banter and sexual tension took me back to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which was just what I wanted.

Check out this review and others on my book review blog here: https://ellectricbookreviews.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/review-of-darlene-marshalls-sea-change/
Samutilar
I am very partial to CIP (chicks in pants) books. I especially love it when the hero doesn't figure it out for a long time and so gets to know the person behind the gender. I know a lot of people don't care for it when the hero find himself inexplicably attracted to what is, seemingly, another male, but I love it because it shows that when you love someone, you love them. No matter what. This book didn't get far into that but it touched on it a bit. I enjoyed the story.
Crazy
Well-plotted, sympathetic characters, something different. Enjoyed it and it stuck with me long after I finished the book. Will be reading more from this author.
Gardagar
Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on a British ship to Jamaica in exchange for acting as the ship's surgeon. She hopes to apprentice herself to her uncle, who is also a doctor. But the ship is attacked by American privateers, who capture Charley and demand that she treat their gravely injured first mate. The captain, David Fletcher, is all too grateful to the young surgeon for saving his brother and treating his men--too grateful to see past the disguise. But as Charley and David form a friendship, David worries that Charley may be developing an attraction to him--and that the feeling may be mutual.

Positive Comments:

The characters are extremely likable. Charley is smart and competent. Her actions struck me as incredibly brave. Marshall does a good job in examining the identity issues that Charley faces, both from an emotional and professional standpoint. This makes Charley a character that a modern woman can easily sympathize with and relate to.

David is, perhaps, not as interesting. He's dashing, patriotic, and makes an excellent leader. His struggle with his attraction to Charley (especially before he discovers her full identity) is extremely amusing. Otherwise he's very much a typical romance hero. Given that our focus is primarily on the heroine, I thought David's lack of interesting development was forgivable.

The plot has a good balance of internal and external conflict. There is just enough action to keep things suspenseful. The medical details added intrigue for me. There's also plenty of humor, both in the situations and in the dialogue. Overall the story is emotional enough to draw you in, but does not get caught up in angst.

Critical Comments

The only thing I can really say is that I felt the ending wrapped up a bit too neatly. All of the conflicts are wrapped up and swept away with great ease, rather abruptly clearing a path for David and Charley to be together. However, this is such a frequent occurrence in romance that I can't really count it as a serious flaw.

In sum, I found this book to be extremely enjoyable. It's a fun adventure story for those who enjoy historical romance. 4.5 stars

Originally reviewed for readingtopenguins.blogspot.com
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