Come Looking for Me: A Novel Paperback – Oct 12 2010
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Cheryl Cooper has crafted a novel of epic proportions, incorporating a cast of truly memorable characters. Her meticulous research captures the conditions at sea on a British man-of-war in the early part of the 19th century, and her account of the challenges facing a naval surgeon is particularly engrossing. Written in a flowing, graceful style, Come Looking for Me is a satisfying book that is difficult to put down. A wonderful read! (Dr. Walter Hannah, physician; former midshipman with the Royal Canadian Navy)
Come Looking for Me is a fine offering and unexpected romance set amid the fierce naval battles of the United States and Great Britain during the War of 1812. Cheryl Cooper succeeds in creating an intriguing cast of characters and making us care about their ultimate fate. Her extensive research and detailed descriptions of life on the sea add an unyielding realism to a story rich in action and suspense. (Anne Millyard, co-founder and former editor of Annick Press)
A high sea of a good read, roiling with history, cannon blasts, and storms of the heart...I couldn't put it down. (Karen Hood-Caddy, author of Tree Fever, Flying Lessons, Wisdom of Water)
Hours of meticulous research has resulted in a faithful often brutal depiction of life on a British man of war. This story mixes a generous amount of mystery, humor, action, suspense and unexpected romance into a colourful tale of high seas adventure. (Garrison Community Council 2011-08-01)
About the Author
Cheryl Cooper has a degree in English and Education from Queen's University. A former teacher of hearing-impaired children and a volunteer for the Children's Foundation of Muskoka, she lives in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Top Customer Reviews
Cheryl makes you feel as though you are aboard the ship with Emily, truly engaged in her adventure. Book Clubs would have a great discussion around the hardships faced at sea, the courage of the young seamen and how little we know about our own history.
I told myself at 12:30 I just had to stop reading & get some sleep.
Dreamt about it & started reading again in the middle of the night. Then woke up & started reading again...!
I love the characters, the plot, the writing, the tie into Jane Austen & I can see Jane Austen's style reflected in this book...but combined with a fast moving plot - and the backdrop of period sailing lore - it's fabulous!!
What a ride - I'm happy to finish the book to find out how it all ends, but sad that I'm finished with the joy of reading this page turner! When's the sequel coming out?
Most recent customer reviews
Great adventure on the sea. Most Canadians know little about the War of 1812 battles that took place on the Atlantic between the Brits and Americans so this is a real eye opener. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Phil Goodwin
This book captured my interest from the first paragraph. Satisfied my love of history in a fictional setting!!Published 17 months ago by Anita MacKinnon
One of the best historical-fiction novels that I've ever read! A perfect blend of action, romance, and very loveable characters. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ian Clark
I read this book while I was away and thought it was a great read! Cheryl did an awesome job! Come Looking for Me was full of adventure and had a little romance. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Waterway Muskoka
First off I want everyone to know that I absolutely loved reading each of the books. I had a really hard time putting them down. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Karen Ferguson
A captivating story of adventure, emotion, and suspense. I would like to echo all the other reviews about how incredible "Come Looking for Me" is! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Steph de Koning
This is a thoroughly enjoyable novel of intrigue, adventure, and poignant romance. The engaging, feisty heroine and a cast of memorable characters, including a somewhat... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gabriele Wills
I took Come Looking For Me to read aboard a Caribbean cruise. The good news is that I loved the book's high seas adventure, salty marine characters and War of 1812 historical... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2014 by Donald G Baker