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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada (Nov. 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307397114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307397119
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #255,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Hilary Redpath on Dec 7 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is one of the best books I have read in a while.
It had lots of suspense and was well written
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Macgillivray on Jan. 1 2010
Format: Hardcover
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of this book.

When I think of Beth Powning, I think of her beautiful descriptions, especially of nature.
However, in this book, she shows she can bring her descriptive powers to the dark side. While there are lovely descriptions of the heroine Azuba's home on the Bay of Fundy, the author also brings to life the less pleasant aspects of being a captain's wife at sea: seasickness, being tossed around in a boat during storms, rotting maggoty food, the difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene on a boat, near-starvation, pirate attacks, etc.
There are also fascinating tidbits of history and sailing lore.
A great story for anyone, and history buffs will love it. I sure did.
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By Audrey on March 9 2011
Format: Paperback
Not having read this authour before, I didn't quite know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised

Right from the start I liked the easy prose, the lovely description and the interest obtained. Not being overly weighed down by heavy words, it is an easy read, but one in which you are eager to read more.

This is a book unlike any I have read , but one in which I found hard to put down. The story line is refreshing, and the characters are fascinating, each strong in their own way. Of course, it was frustrating reading about life on the sea , in an era where woman were really to be seen, obeyed, and not heard, but you will be riveted to find out how this brave and adventurous woman handles difficult situations, including her husband.

This is a book about a test of love and could easily make one wonder about what they would have done in the same situation.The Sea Captain's Wife

I found this book a treat, one which could easily be read either while on vacation or cozy in bed.

Good to the last drop.
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By Karrog on Jan. 22 2011
Format: Hardcover
This novel is absolutely a wonderful read! I am surprised that there are only 4 reader reviews. I guarantee that once you start this book you will have a hard time putting it down! The author is a skilled story teller and a gifted writer.
It truly was a tumultuous but exciting voyage. This book sheds light into the little known world of sea captains' wives particularly in the 19th century. Highly recommend it! 5 star rating!
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