Here are a few of my favorite lines from the book
* My Aunt Louise looked up now and again from under the awning of her black umbrella to insure herself that I had not jumped in after the coffin or run off into the rain.
*The rapscallion pulled his weapon back from my throat as another grabbed me round the waist. “Shall we unwrap our prettypresent, boys?”
* In the dim light I could see a dark line etched into the captain’s shoulder, it oozed a deep color. I held the candle closer and saw the source was a deep gash that ran across his breast.
*Rio was a place as different from my native home as was a peacock from a goose.
*I made my promises in English and Anton did the same and even if the little priest understood not a word, we were given to know it was understood by God and that the union was made for better or worse, no matter what the tongue, for the language of the heart is spoken in all the corners of the earth.
*He examined me without humor, picked up my dress as though it were a washerwoman’s rag, and threw it onto the bed. “Get dressed.”
Lenora Brewer’s family owns the largest shipyard in Salem Massachusetts and Lenora, as her father’s only living child, is given free rein to learn the business. When Lenora’s father is killed in a carriage accident, her relatives arrange a marriage to a wealthy investor who is rumored to have beaten his first wife to death.
Lenora devises a scheme to stowaway on The Sweet Lenora, a ship named for her.
The last thing Anton Boudreaux needs is a naïve young woman stowing away on his ship. The dark and daring captain has secrets of his own to protect.
When Sweet Lenora encounters a dangerous storm off the coast of Brazil, Lenora and Anton find in each other the courage and tenacity to brave the elements. As their love for one another grows it becomes a force to be reckoned with—and it will be sorely tested.
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