Miss Whittier Makes a List by Carla Kelly

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In the early 1800s, seventeen-year-old Hannah Whittier is traveling by ship down the coast from her Quaker home in Massachusetts to her brother’s house in Charleston, South Carolina. To while away the dull hours, Hannah composes a list of qualities she wants in a husband. Boredom will soon be the least of her worries. First the Molly Claridge is boarded by the British frigate, H.M.S. Dissuade, and forced to turn over any supposed Englishmen. Later the American vessel is blown out of the water by a French man o’war. After a long, harrowing day clinging to a grate and battered by the sun, Hannah is fished out of the water by the Dissuade and forced to sail toward England with the British crew and its imperious yet devilishly handsome captain, Sir Daniel Spark. Proper young Quakeress Hannah locks horns with salty Captain Spark, who expects her to carry her weight by helping their cook and keeping watch. The captain has none of the qualities on Hannah’s list, so why is she so drawn to him? Could it be that loyalty and valor are more important than mild manners and patience? Hannah learns that Captain Spark has fought valiantly in England’s naval battles against France, and she sympathizes with his weariness in the face of so much death and destruction. Captain Spark in turn values Hannah’s lively spirit and positive attitude. And, despite her tanned skin and cabin boy attire, Hannah presents quite a temptation to the captain who has been too long at sea. Now, if only they can make it to England in one piece ....
 

About Carla Kelly

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CARLA KELLY is an experienced cook and baker, having started well before the age of ten. As the eldest of five children, she often made baked treats and dinner for her family. She has been a vegan for over sevenyears and a vegetarian for fifteen more before that, and has developed recipes to suit herself and her family on this journey. She writes the popular blog The Year of the Vegan (VeganYear.blogspot.com) and lives in British Columbia with her family.
 
Published December 21, 2012 by Camel Press. 252 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, War. Non-fiction

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It reminds me of Sharon and Tom Curtis’ The Windflower, except Hannah-the-captured-American is far less wail-y than Merry Wilding, and like all Carla Kelly books there’s a very real historical thread to the story that grounds all doings – and characters – in reality.

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It reminds me of Sharon and Tom Curtis’ The Windflower, except Hannah-the-captured-American is far less wail-y than Merry Wilding, and like all Carla Kelly books there’s a very real historical thread to the story that grounds all doings – and characters – in reality.

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