Winds of Fortune

Winds of Fortune

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Set in Cornwall in the early part of the 19th Century.

Thomasina is determined to make more of her life than just to be a maid - even more so when she is raped by Sir Henry's nephew in the house she works in. She runs off with sweetheart Jeffrey and they live for a while as highwaymen, firstly in Mevagissey and surrounding areas, then Bristol. They make a lot of money and are thinking of retiring when Jeffrey is caught - and hung.

Thomasina then goes to sea and has further adventures, dressed as a boy. She meets and falls in love with Abel and, in due course, spends her highwayman money on a boat which she ensures, anonymously, Abel is made captain of. Thomasina knows that Abel is the man for her - she just has to get Abel to know that he is in love with her...

Publisher: London : Little, Brown and Company, 2000.
ISBN: 9780316646116
Branch Call Number: FIC Thomp
Characteristics: 455 pages


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Nov 13, 2014

I think I have found myself a new author. This was really good, I couldn't put it down. Lots of adventure and suspense. Highly recommended for sure.

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