British Navy

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Marrying the Captain

Carla Kelly can do no wrong! It’s a rare treat to read a novel with the perfect blend of wit, charm, humility and intelligence. I could be referring to anything on Kelly’s backlist as they all fit the bill. But I am charged with reviewing Marrying the Captain. A sweeter job cannot be found. L ...

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His Majesty's Dragon

His Majesty’s Dragon is straight fantasy, no romance whatsoever, but it does have, at its heart, a very lovely and emotionally rich relationship between a man and his newly hatched dragon. Captain Will Laurence and his naval crew capture a French frigate in what Laurence assumes to be a routine ...

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The Aubrey/Maturin Series

Okay, I admit it: I can be as shallow as the next gal. When I learned that Russell Crowe was set to star in a movie based on the seafaring adventure stories by Patrick O’Brian, I decided it was time to strap on a life preserver and take the plunge into the 20-volume series. By the end of the first ...

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My Love, My Enemy

A great book is a always a welcome find but one recommended by a friend is even better. My Love, My Enemy is this kind of book. When her name was first mentioned to me, I thought, "Jan Cox Speas - who"? Now I think, "Jan Cox Speas - great author"! Everything about her writing is a joy. The main char ...