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American Privateer Captain David Fletcher Needs A Surgeon For His Wounded Brother But When He Captures A British Merchantman In The Caribbean, What He Gets Is Charley Alcott, An Apprentice Physician Barely Old Enough To Shave Needs Take Priority Over Skill, And Captain Fletcher Whisks The Prisoner Aboard His Ship With Orders To Do His Best Or He Ll Be Walking The PlankCharley Alcott S Medical Skills Are Being Put To The Test In A Life Or Death Situation Charley S Life As Well As The Patient S Even If Charley Can Save The Captain S Brother, There Will Still Be Hell To Pay, And Maybe A Plank To Walk, When Captain Fletcher Learns Charley Is Really Charlotte AlcottA War Is Raging On The World S Oceans, And Two Enemies Will Fight Their Own Battles And Their Attraction To Each Other As They Undergo A Sea Change Neither Of Them Is Expecting, But Cannot DenyGenres Romance Historical Romance

10 thoughts on “Sea Change

  1. says:

    Holy crap, this book was ABSOLUTELY fantastic I loved it from beginning to end, and as soon as I finish writing this review, I m going to go and buy a stack of other books by this author.This books shows hands down how a pirate story should be written It also shows how a skinny heroine story, a birds in breeches story, a drop dead gorgeous hero blah heroine story and a naval doctor story should be written too Yup, I m serious, it really is that good.I have an almost unhealthy obsession for pirate naval historical romances, and those with heroines disguised as boys are probably my favorite of all, mainly because women really did do this for a whole number of reasons, and there is something that appeals to me in a romance in such a romantic setting which is at least partially based in fact But I usually find myself disappointed The hero sees through the heroine s disguise far too soon, usually by Chapter 3, spends the rest of the book chasing the heroine around the deck, before she falls pathetically into his berth usually whilst fainting or something , and then the whole business gets overtaken by the plot moving on to a good pirates v bad pirates thing See, what I mean Disappointing Well, this one doesn t disappoint Not at all The heroine s disguise is the whole point of this book why she does it, how she is so convincing, why some people see through her and others don t, what happens when they do. Something else this book does perfectly is describe the whole process of falling in love with someone, not just lusting after their body, but loving them as a person It s one of the very few books I ve read which makes a compelling case as to why a gorgeous, coverboy worthy hero is attracted to a skinny, bony, flat chested heroine It really is the most convincing story of love transcending physical perfection.I have to also say that the descriptions of the gruesome work of a naval doctor Can I amputate your other leg now, sir aren t just dry passages explaining where the heroine works and sleeps, because we need to know the layout of her room when the hero seduces her in Chapter 3 Oh no, we get to see what the heroine actually does on board.Which brings me to the part which I absolutely loved best about this book the heroine has a passion and a personal mission beyond herself, beyond her love for the hero and beyond her own desires and needs She is a doctor, and without the ability to practice she is not a fulfilled person I can t honestly remember reading many romances which manage to convey that so well.So, the plot, the characters, the setting are all perfect Did I also mention that the writing is also great Having been a female engineering student among a whole posse of men, I can honestly say that the descriptions of pissing, farting and burping competitions have than a passing resemblence to reality in a male dominated environment Bless em.5 stars It was amazing and straight onto my all time favorites list.

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    Story Rating 5 starsCharacter Rating 5 starsRomance Rating 4 starsHeat Level 3 starsOverall Rating 5 starsI LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down.The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the characters in this book were very well done.This story had some really exciting moments and the action of the sea battles were very well done Warning if you do not like reading about the injuries that happen from battles this book would not be for you because there are quite a few gory scenes.The love scenes while not many were done well and I was a bit surprised at the heat level I got out of this book They were very believable and I could feel the love as it grew between the Hh.There was also LOL moments and I shed a few tears while reading this book.This was the second book of Darlene Marshall s that I ve read a really enjoyed I look forwards to from this author.

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    FREE on ARe for TODAY 4 6 2015

  4. says:

    Another wonderful story by Ms Marshall A sailing story set during the War of 1812 The hero is an American privateer and the heroine is an English woman masquerading as a man surgeon Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians The tone of the book was not as light hearted as the other book I read by this author but I loved them both The way the heroine carried out her masquerade and the reasons for it were very well done The historical accuracy was spot on The medical stuff was gruesome but realistic I had this image of the movie Master and Commander running through my head the whole time I read this The imagery was quite well done and you could see the scenes in your mind The romance was well done also I liked both the heroine and the hero Both were well developed and their relationship was given plenty of time to come to fruition There was even quite a bit of angst at the end before the HEA.Highly recommended.

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    4.5 stars Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl masquerading as a guy has never been one of my favorite romance tropes This is probably because I prefer realism in stories also the reason I do not generally read fantasy or paranomal romances I don t like having to completely suspend belief to enjoy a book, and in this kind of tale, one has little choice The simple fact is that women, even in male clothing, do not look like men.Facts We are relatively hairless compared to men, our bones are slighter, and our features are much refined Our skin has a different texture, and our bodies have a distinctly different shape That is not even to mention the obvious anatomical parts we lack notably an Adam s apple, and the tell tale dangly pieces That a romance hero would be compltely blind to all of this is almost ridiculous, and what makes it hard for me to swallow this trope.Having said all this, however, Darlene Marshall has managed to cover enough of these bases that I had no great difficultly with the pretense in Sea Change.After the death of her mother, Charlotte Charley Alcott is raised as a son than a daughter by her physician father, who even dresses her as a boy in order to take her on his medical calls Charley doesn t mind this She has a sharp mind and an inquisitive nature and soon desires to be a physician in her own right but this is a nearly impossible dream in the early 19th century When Charley s father passes away, she has no home and no livelihood and must make her own way With the hope of continuing her medical training under her godfather s wing, Charley masquerades as a young male physician to pay for her passage to Jamaica but things don t turn out quite as she planned Midway through the voyage, her ship is boarded by American privateers who seek medical care for one of their wounded the captain s brother Charley is taken for this purpose and maintaining her disguise becomes essential to preserving her life.This is where I give kudos to the author Charley is not described as a devastating beauty If she had been, the subterfuge would not have been the least believable She is tall and slender with blunt features In addition to binding her small breasts, Charley wears her coat and cravat at all times, thus masking her shape and lack of an Adam s apple In addition to aping the walk, posture, and mannerisms of her male counterparts, Charley uses padding to help her look like a male Even with all this, however, there are a few characters who manage to see through her disguise This once makes the story believable.Above all, what made this story work for me was Charley s strength of character She was incredibly well drawn and managed consistently to hold her own in even in some horrific circumstances Here are snippets from some favorite scenes Charley s medical skills are put to the test numerous times Later that day Charley was prepared to acknowledge that if you have seen one sailor s genitals, you have pretty much seen them all clearly these men had never heard that A moment with Venus amy mean a lifetime with Mercury And often under tremendous pressure Charley shook herself Grabbing a cloth, she wiped her face and moved overto take the wounded man into the light Mr Purcell is dead Clear him off the table, Mr Lewis Lewis stood frozen, glassy eyed as he looked down at Purcell s corpse I don t have time for this Chrley snapped and hauling back her bloodied hand, slapped Lews hard enough across the jaw to rock him on his feet Mr Lewis, help, or get the hell out of my way There were also a number of humorous moments Did you men no hear me I said Charley Alcott that Charley Alcott standing right there is a woman A woman aboard the Fancy Looks to me like it s the same Charley Alcott who bandaged my hand, Reynolds said, eyeing the ship s doctor up and down I ain t got complaints about that Any of you men got complaints bout how the doctor s doing his job The men all looked at each other and shook their heads, or shrugged See We need Dr Alcott, Cap n But he can t wear a skirt Larkin yelled out from the back Well that s only fair, Reynolds acknowledged You don t want to wear a skirt, do you, Dr Alcott Of course this would not be a romance without a blooming relationship between Charley and the ship s captain, the dashing David Fletcher, aka Black Davey David is drawn to the young doctor at first to his intelligence, competence, wit, and courage, but later in a physical way that he finds horribly disconcerting Of course this presents numerous tense moments until Charley s secret is finally revealed.The author s hard work and research shines in the story expansive details of 19th century medical practices and life at sea Although these details are quite fascinating, at times they tend to slow the pace Nevertheless, I highly recommend this engaging and romantic high seas adventure.

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    4 5 4 stars A I can t decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book I really liked it I want to re read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory Both of those were excellent pirate books I liked the balance between history, romance, action, and angst in this book Charley was the kind of female lead I love to read about She followed her dream, even though in the reality of the time no one would even entertain the idea of a female doctor She was faced with some real trials in her life and she made a plan and handled what faced her I enjoyed the many humorous situations that arose due to Charley hiding her gender David Fletcher was a perfect counterpart in the story All in all this was a great read

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    A totally fun, frothy pirate privateer romance Charley is such a great heroine She s a smart, compassionate woman who discovered her love for medicine as a child at her father s side Posing as a young man in order to practice medicine and earn her fare across Atlatentic, she s captured by American privateer Davey Fletcher I love how the woman masquerading as a man was handled here So often no one can figure it out except the hero because he s so Alpha or something she can t hide her womanliness from him That s not how it goes here Many others figure it out before Fletcher Not that he s clueless that there s something different about the young doctor He just doesn t see what he isn t expecting to see I love that much of the crew on the ship doesn t care, they ve got a ship doctor who isn t a drunk, wants to help them and doesn t kill them Marshall does not shy away from early 19th century medical practices so they re happy to ignore the fact that she s a woman It s a fun battle of wits and expectations The overall tone was light and fun but not silly Marshall also does not shy away from the dangers of being at sea, particularly while at war But overall it s like being on the Pirate s of the Caribbean ride at Disney You finish it with a big smile on your face.

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    I ve read all of Darlene Marshall s books except her latest which is on my TBR list This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme It s the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguising herself as a doctor on board a merchant ship bound for Jamaica En route, she is forced to board an American privateer captained by the handsome Davy Fletcher Having no idea she s really a girl they strike up a friendship, but she soon falls for him and he, much to his chagrin, finds he s having wayward thoughts about her him as well Good story but no romance involved until the 2nd half of the book and then hero is missing for the last 30 pages or so If you enjoy stories of doctoring methods at sea in the early 19th century you ll enjoy this for there is much detail and description of battle wounds and amputations, etc I enjoyed it and am eager to read her next which brings back the minor character of Dr Murray.3.5 5

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    Favorite line Look I m a narwhal This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I m so glad I did Charley s Charlotte s position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realistic scenes That was offset by plenty of laughter I highly recommend this book

  10. says:

    Pirates o hoy or privateers anyway.Girl in disguise as Young man fairly competent as a ships surgeon kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother quite good att following the romance formula Still not as good as Essex s Almost a Scandal I like the competent heroine in disguise, and not getting discovered.