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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)
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.
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 10 months ago by Phil Goodwin
This book captured my interest from the first paragraph. Satisfied my love of history in a fictional setting!!Published 13 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 20 months ago by Donald G Baker