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Book: The Stone Dog by Robert Mitchell
20th September 1917 - Wakaya, Fiji. The Count Felix von Luckner, Master of the German raider Seeadler, lowers a sealed iron chest into the waters of a small unnamed bay under cover of darkness. 17th December 1971 - Cairns, Australia. The chance mention of von Luckner's name revives memories of boyhood tales of the secrets of that far-off night, and of the iron chest watched over by the stone dog. [...]
 
Book: Escape From Injustice by Warne Wilson
Women will love Escape from Injustice and it is a great read for men. It is the story of John Lille's journey from youth to manhood after the catastrophic loss of his privileged life at an 1850s college in England when he is falsely accused of murdering a classmate. With a trial at the Old Bailey in London imminent, a witness willing to testify against him, and the inevitability of fetid Newgate [...]
 
Book: Unexpected Hero (The Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Historical Saga: sensual, intended for 17+ readers The South Pacific, 1866. Their parents have been friends for years but Sebastian Churnside and Charity Trescothick have never warmed to each other. He believes she is complacent about living in her parents' shadow. She believes him to be a cuckoo in the warm family of the seacaptain, though his inability to follow the family tradition of [...]
 
Book: Sailing Down the Moonbeam by Mary Gottschalk
With a destination loosely defined as the rest of the world, Mary and her husband Tom leave family, friends and successful careers for a multi-year sailing voyage. As the voyage takes her farther and farther from her traditional support systems, her world becomes more and more defined by forces outside her control. Mary's travels through often uncharted island communities, provides a compelling [...]
 
Book: North Star of Herschel Island - The last Canadian Arctic fur trading ship by R. Bruce Macdonald
In 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, two Canadian Inuit fur trappers ordered the largest private sailing ship ever delivered to be used in transporting their annual catch of fur to Herschel Island on the MacKenzie Delta in exchange for the supplies that they needed to survive another winter hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle. Three times she did not make it into port in time [...]
 
Book: Ship of Dreams by Brenda Hiatt
Half a century before Titanic, another famous shipwreck captured the hearts and imagination of the world. In 1857, laden with gold and adventurers fresh from the California Gold Rush, the luxury sidewheel steamer SS Central America went down in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Many were saved, many were lost, and lives were changed forever. Relive the experiences of her passengers, as told [...]
 
Book: A Dangerous Harbor (A Romantic Mystery Sailing Trilogy Book 1) by R.P. Dahlke
Two Weeks #1 on Amazon Best seller list in 2012-Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Adventure. When Katrina Hunter is forced to shoot her sister's stalker, she takes the required leave of absence from the SF police department as her chance for a long over-due sail to Mexico. But when she discovers a floater close to her first port-of-call, she naturally does the right thing; she reports the dead body to [...]
 
Book: The Dogs of St. Augustine by Sandra Luck
The story is based on historical events that took place in St Augustine, Florida at the tail end of the year 1702. It is told through the eyes of Alba, a small white puppy who was left behind when his ship sailed without him. He meets the resident dog pack and is befriended by them. Adventures abound as he learns about life on land and what his place will be in the town. Their world is turned [...]
 
Book: Sailing out of Darkness (Carolina Coast Stories Book 4) by Normandie Fischer
Love conquers all? Maybe for some people. Samantha flees Dodge--or rather Beaufort, NC--to free herself from a relationship that should never have happened. But does she leave in time to stave off trouble for others as well as herself? Teo isn't looking for romance or anything other than the next plot point for his mystery series--until a strange and compelling vision shows up in the waters near [...]
 
Book: Murder on a Ghost Ship (High Seas Mystery - Book 2) by Diane Rapp
Praise for Murder on a Ghost Ship: Crime, suspense, and shipboard romance, with a vengeful ghost to keep it exciting - this book has it all...Well drawn characters with several plot twists and a cleverly integrated sub-plot hooked me from the beginning and held me right though the last page. Good old-fashioned mystery and suspense with a little romance to keep it light. I enjoyed it - you will, [...]
 
Book: Murder Caribbean-Style (High Seas Mystery - Book 1) by Diane Rapp
Praise for Murder Caribbean-Style: "Sometimes a reader needs to curl up with a deliciously good book and disappear from their own world for awhile. Murder Caribbean-Style spirited me away into a world that oozed with the charms of such exotic locations as Barbados, St. Thomas, Sint Maarten and Puerto Rico. Diane Rapp offers a gift to her readers: She whets an adventurer's appetite with zesty, [...]
 
Book: Better Than Ever, Again by Mitch Davies
If you don't know you're committing a crime, are you innocent? All Ben Beck wants is to start over with a new opportunity so he decides to throw himself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a confusing group of strangers. No level of smooth sailing could prepare him for being attacked or being at the wrong end of a pointed gun. From the idyllic life of charter sailing and Polynesian island [...]
 
Book: Eye of the Storm by Cory R. Lunn
A man trying to reconnect with his parents on a sailing trip is caught in the path of a hurricane. At a remote Caribbean island, facing imminent shipwreck, the author finds himself struggling to survive inside the eye of the storm. A true story. Excerpt: Hang on tight! I shout over the roar of the storm. The inflatable dinghy suddenly drops into the trough of a wave. The crippled engine struggles [...]
 
Book: Eastbound Sailing by Todd Foley
Meet Aiden Lawrence. He needs your help, but he doesn't know it. He needs companionship, but he doesn't want to be your friend. He doesn't know how to like himself, and he can't expose the truth of his past. You'll want to help him. Be patient with him. He's trying. Even if it pushes him to the brink of death, he'll keep trying. Aiden's a jaded young man struggling to reconcile with his past, [...]
 
Book: Private Lives by Simon Marshland
What does a man do when he is living one life with flashbacks to two others spread over three centuries? That is the dilemma facing Banker Charlie Parker. Add the abduction of his youngest daughter by terrorists weeks before the family Trust Company's Centenary Celebration at Carnegie Hall and this is a man with problems. There has to be a kidnap link though the security forces have failed come [...]
 
Book: Casey's Slip by Richard L. Wren
2014 Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards, Action-Adventure category. " A REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT and UNIQUE MYSTERY NOVEL" A MORE UNLIKELY PAIRING OF SUSPECTS TRYING TOSOLVE A MURDER AND STAY OUT OF JAIL YOU'LL NEVER FIND! MOTORCYCLE GANG MEMBERS AS DETECTIVES? A grizzled "Hell's Angel" type, SMITTY, and a fledglingyoung sailboat captain, CASEY, are pursued by a dirty cop with a [...]
 
Book: Barefoot Lady - She's a temptress on land or sea. by M. G. Nash
Barefoot Lady is a spicy romance highlighting the lifestyle of adventurous sailors who shed their clothes and concerns when there's a chance to sail to the Bahamas. After meeting on a sailing vacation, Pat and Bill begin a sensual love affair that's troubled by Bill's pirate behavior when he's had one too many Salty Dogs, his favorite drink. But, then his nickname is Salty Bill so what would you [...]
 
Book: The Pull of The Tide by Malachi Jones
1936 - Mallory is the captain of a tramp ship. Up to his eyes in hock he takes his ship 'Aspatria' anywhere he can to make a quick buck. Crewed by reprobates like Macpherson the homicidal Gorbals bosun, Auntie Joan the transvestite third engineer and "Fingers" Nestorowicz the digit-deprived Polish cook in carpet slippers, the ship oil slicks its way around the salubrious coasts of the world, [...]
 
Book: Trinity Mist by Tracy L. Judy
Roger Cook had been looking forward to his trip from Charleston, South Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana. The year was 1846 and sailing was a common event in Roger's life. This trip, however, would forever alter his life. Little did he know the hell that awaited him and all aboard the vessel the "Trinity Mist." Plagued by the sins of Captain Hall, the "Trinity Mist" pays the debts of her master. [...]
 
Book: 6692 Pisces the Sailfish by Don Darkes
This is the True story of my Family Adventure and Disaster and the best thing that ever happened to me! The number, 6692 is the date, June 6th '92, when the jinx that was placed upon the vessel finally destroyed her. Although the ship was originally cursed when she was built and originally named Pisces, (the Star-sign). some believe she incurred additional "bad luck" because I effectively renamed [...]
 
Book: Sailing in My Sunshine by Linda Hays-Gibbs
Sailing in My Sunshine is a collection of my days and a kaleidoscope of remembered emotions. With each event that caused emotion, I tried to capture that raw feeling and give some unique perspective of my own. I have always loved poetry and songs. I have made up songs since I was only four years old, something that my granddaughter Sailey does too. So, I had to dedicate this endeavor to her as we [...]
 
Book: Exciting, Isn't It? (Counterstroke) by David O'Neil
Counterstroke, Book One - John Murray is a 49 year old widower, an ex-Police, ex-MI6, ex management consultant, ready to make a new start. Having sold-up everything he sets out on a lazy journey by barge through the waterways of France to collect his yacht at a yard in Grasse. En route he will decide what to do with the rest of his life - He picks up a female hitch-hiker Gabrielle, a frustrated [...]
 
Book: The Sea Witch by Brian Bigelow
Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe that a man who's made mistakes can change? Timothy Hutton is on the cusp of self-discovery. Will discovering what everyone else - already knew, that he's a dirty rotten scoundrel, push him over the edge or - inspire him to change his life. "The Sea Witch", explores a devastating darkness and the journey of one man back - from the brink of [...]
 
Book: y1 by Sherrie Cronin
y1 tells of a misfit genius who just wants to be himself and who has always had an odd ability to alter his appearance. When he lands in the sales department of a pharmaceutical company, it becomes clear that there are those who would kill to protect the mysteries that the company has worked so hard to keep hidden. While - on a sales trip to the South Pacific, a colleague is murdered. He finds [...]
 
Book: Exchanging Islands by Graham Mcglone
Graham Mcglone was born at Silvertown in London's docklands in 1946. His long career in the Merchant Navy, from deck boy to captain, gave him a wide experience to write books with a nautical theme. He is happily retired, travels extensively, and lives near Folkestone in Kent. The year is 1998. The unthinkable has happened. The power-crazed leaders of Russia, the USA, and Libya, are are embarking [...]
 
Book: Kingfisher Blue by Leela Dutt
This is a collection of eight short stories about imaginary Quakers and others, aged from 22 to 90, dealing with divorce, death, drains and stuff like that. There've been some fabulous responses to these stories, none better than from a man in an English prison who wrote recently that if it were possible he would have hugged the last story in the book, "I Shall Spend My Pension On Brandy". [...]
 
Book: Angel's Blessing by Carol Marlene Smith
A good deed might just lead Angel into a lifetime of rewards. It's been one year since Angel Walker divorced her intolerable husband, James, and one year since Jake Jordan lost his dear wife, Rosaline to a car accident. Now -- twelve years since Angel and Jake last saw each other -- Angel is returning to Nova Scotia to help out her aunt who's just taken a fall. But running the Bed and Breakfast [...]
 
Book: Sail To and From Italy (Sailing Italy) by Jessica Knauss
Both books in the Sailing Italy Series in one handy volume! 1. What if the Princess of Italy had only the help of her friends to solve the mystery of her father's murder? What if the Prince of Germany wanted to marry the Princess of Italy in a coldhearted grab for power? This book answers these and other burning questions. Along the way, the reader journeys at sea, meets pirates, bankers, and [...]
 
Book: Deadly Passage by Lawrence Gold, M.D.
If terrorism weren't bad enough, the homegrown variety is even worse. Deadly passage explains, in part, what can drive Americans to follow the example of Islamic terrorists and attack their own country? From Five Star Review: The quality of the writing in this book can be summed up in the following way. I know almost nothing about sailing, do not care to know, yet my interest was retained through [...]
 
Book: Path of Three Hundred by Greg Frucci
This story is about a man who finally decides to take off on his own for a time and listen to himself...his Inner Voice. The journey in a physical sense is an open ocean solo sailing adventure. Yet, as the main character Petah experiences Life along the physical path he has chosen, he begins to understand a certain way of being which had always existed in his core...he just didn't know how to [...]
 
Book: The Legend of Ron Anejo by Ed Teja
The story of the world's best Caribbean boat bum. Based on the fictional tropical island of Kayakoo, he works on his wooden boat, living a glorious life on a shoestring budget, usually managing to earn enough for rum and food. With an unquenchable optimism, he confronts the world and, as long as he has his leaky old wooden boat, manages to have fun, regardless of the current disaster.
 
Book: The Daughter of Sandstone Manor by Sybil Powell
The Daughter of Sandstone Manor is set in the 1700's where smuggling and lewd behaviour was common practice. Lady Isobel was witness to her father's murder and threatened by the culprit, an event which led her to leave her family home and take a post as a servant in a hostelry under the assumed name of Jess Newman. The story is a tale of events in her young life from when the she arrives at the [...]
 
Book: Keeper of the Sword (The Sword of Kings) by John Rice
When the kingdoms of the Misty Lands are on the brink of destruction, only the intervention of two young teens from Vancouver Island can prevent bloodshed and death. Josh Campbell and Morgan Connelly stumble into their perilous journey when Josh discovers an ancient leather-bound book containing two scrolls. One is a legend about two coming to the Misty Lands from a far off place, finding the [...]
 
Book: I Am Nine by Diane Major
As people across the world die from some incurable disease, Naomi a five year old girl who lives in England is torn from her parents. Naomi finds herself alone, growing up on a ship with strangers as she journeys across the sea into a new and very different future on the American coast. A future where a pack of great vicious dogs as well as cannibals roam the land . . . -
 
Book: Guilty of Honour by Tony Mead
Young Ben Stone is fleeing for his life over the bleak Yorkshire Moors. From being a child, he has been besotted by the local landowner's daughter Ruth, but after her wicked brother is accidentally killed, Ben fears that he will be blamed. Ruth convinces him he should run; otherwise, her father who is also the local magistrate will probably have him hanged for murder. Trying to keep out of the [...]
 
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