Lots of action, numerous characters, surprises, pirates and privateers all come together to make an edge of your seat historical novel. The year is 1724. Maribel is a young girl full of spit and spirit. She finds herself on board a ship at the age of eleven, with her estranged father who tells her that her mother and grandfather have died. When the ship is overtaken by a privateer, Captain Jean Beaumont under the crown of France, she sees her father going overboard. Being part tomboy she stows away upboard the ship of Captain Beaumont. When she is found out, she begs to be made part of the ship's crew. What will happen to her now?
I enjoyed spending time with Maribel. She was an avid reader, my kind of girl! She took to the seas like a fish in the water. She made a better lookout in the high "birds nest" than any of the male crew and it gave her a chance to read her books.
Jean was a complex character. He was hard to understand at times but likeable all the same. What secrets does he have hidden?
This was the second in the Daughters of the Mayflower series. I enjoyed this novel as much as the first one, Mayflower Bride.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.