"Page, meeting his eyes, felt it monstrously remiss of someone not to have designed a rule of etiquette governing the sort of conversation to hold with strangers whom one suspected to be enemy spies."
All Page Bradley wanted was to go to town and buy herself something pretty for her birthday. It shouldn't have ended with anything more than a reprimand from her father for sneaking out of the house. She had no intention of setting out on an adventure on the high seas. But when she is taken as a prisoner of war on a British warship her tales of woe begin. If not for the kindness of a stranger, Lord Hazard, things might have gone worse. But can she really trust herself and her fate to an Englishman - the enemy? Does she really have a choice?
My Opinion: This is a very thrilling novel. It is not often that I have come across a book set in this time period in this setting - the war of 1812 rather than the English fighting Bonapart. The adventures keep the first half of the book enthralling and even knowing the outcome of the war doesn't diminish the excitement and anticipation as events unfold. There are several fun side characters that you meet along the way and have a way of popping up when you least expect them. I must say that I found Lord Hazard to be a character I couldn't quite connect with. Page was a delightful character whom I could sympathize with and could feel her pain and confusion. I almost cried with her at some points in the story. Good read and I would recommend it.
I received a free copy of this book for review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion are 100% my own.
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