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  • Title: The Seafaring Women of the Vera B
  • Author: Susan Page Davis James S. Davis
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  • Page: 370
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  • With the ship s captain dead in Melbourne, Australia, Alice Packard thinks the worst has happened, until she learns the crew has deserted her husband s ship in favor of the goldfields Only one old man, Gypsy Deak, sticks by her, but Gypsy alone can t raise a crew from the depleted population In desperation, Alice turns to the only source of plentiful workers the women oWith the ship s captain dead in Melbourne, Australia, Alice Packard thinks the worst has happened, until she learns the crew has deserted her husband s ship in favor of the goldfields Only one old man, Gypsy Deak, sticks by her, but Gypsy alone can t raise a crew from the depleted population In desperation, Alice turns to the only source of plentiful workers the women of Melbourne In a bold move, she and Gypsy empty a brothel, promising the escaped women a new life Her all woman save one crew put their backs and hearts into the voyage, but Alice finds training her sailors much harder than she expected Her faith is tested to the limit With a cargo to sell, angry bordello and tavern owners in pursuit, pirates to evade, and a mysterious stowaway, the seafaring women of the Vera B find their escape in question.
    The Seafaring Women of the Vera B With the ship s captain dead in Melbourne Australia Alice Packard thinks the worst has happened until she learns the crew has deserted her husband s ship in favor of the goldfields Only one old man

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    1. With the ship s captain dead in Melbourne, Australia, Alice Packard thinks the worst has happened, until she learns the crew has deserted her husband s ship in favor of the goldfields Only one old man, Gypsy Deak, sticks by her, but Gypsy alone can t raise a crew from the depleted population In desperation, Alice turns to the only source of plentiful workers the women of Melbourne In a bold move, she and Gypsy empty a brothel, promising the escaped women a new life Her all woman save one crew pu [...]

    2. What an exciting read I was hooked from the first page I can t wait for the next book in the series to see what happens to this crew of women from such diverse backgrounds I really loved this book

    3. Get ready to set sail on a seafaring adventure Filled with drama and danger, this action packed story entertained me from beginning to end I easily envisioned the Vera B and her ragtag crew, and I loved Captain Alice and her dogged determination to complete the tumultuous voyage as promised The Seafaring Women of the Vera B is an enjoyable tale that leaves me eager to find out what will happen next I look forward to continuing this journey in the Hearts of Oak series I received a complimentary c [...]

    4. The Seafaring Women of the Vera B is a wonderful book Susan Page Davis and her son, James S Davis have written a captivating story The characters are strong and fearless and they are independent souls Readers will enjoy this book This review is my own and I give it freely.

    5. This was a rather interesting story Fast paced, and interesting I enjoyed getting to follow along with the women as they learned to sail the ship as well as get along with each other I really admired their determination to make a new life for themselves view spoiler although i admit i expected a confrontation with the men the women ran away from However the skirmish with the pirates, than made up for that hide spoiler Each woman had her own flaws, and each was her own person I admit at time I l [...]

    6. Women man the sailsAfter burying her husband, Alice returns to the Vera B only to find her crew has jumped ship for the gold fields Determined to see the ship s voyage completed, she sets sail for England with a crew of women willing to earn their way to freedom and a better life Loved this book and will definitely be looking for additional Hearts of Oak tales.

    7. ThrillingAmazing Such a great read A group of fallen woman band together to sail for freedom The strength of the human spirit is see inspiring Hope the next book comes out soon Susan Page Davis makes the words jump off the page

    8. Susan Davis and her son, James Davis, work together to bring a story unlike any I have read before The Seafaring Women of the Vera B is truly a unique piece of work which carries you off to sea The amount of research that must have been conducted to create this novel is astounding and fascinating and the plot is intriguing and believable This book is not your typical romance from Susan Davis While there is a possible hint at future love interests, the focus falls solidly in the adventure categor [...]

    9. I was intrigued by the description of this book and the main plot concept didn t disappoint In 1850, Alice Packard s husband, a ship s captain, dies and a crew of women are forced by their circumstances to become the crew of the ship for a dangerous voyage Alice wants to fulfil her dead husband s shipping contract Many of the others are fleeing a life of prostitution that enslaves them in Australia With normal sailing crews running for the gold mines, Alice agrees to train a crew of women, most [...]

    10. Firstly thanks to Susan P Davis for my copy of this book for an honest review.I was given this book to read due to it starting in Australia and for my opinion of the book I was in intrigued by the premise and when I started the book I just wanted to keep reading The book is set during the Australian Gold era and many sailors jumping ship to go gold mining Which leads the Vera B lacking a crew to return to America A new strike has taken place at St Arnard which I has memories for me as I remember [...]

    11. The Seafaring Women of the Vera B was written by Susan Page Davis and James S Davis This is the first book I ve read by them, but doubt it will be my last I m actually giving this book a 3 star because it s than just an okay book, but it just doesn t get to the 4 star realm for me I love the idea of the book The captain of the Vera B suddenly dies and they are abandoned by all of the crew members and so the captain s wife, who is quite capable of taking over the ship, decides her only option is [...]

    12. This was a surprisingly enjoyable book I really wasn t sure I d enjoy it when I agreed to review it But I found it entertaining in so many ways I hope for the opportunity to read of this series.I loved Alice She was such a strong woman of character She faced hardships with faith in God and a willingness to learn from others She also had a lot of spunk Gypsy was great as well And the interactions with him and the new sailors brought some lightheartedness to the story It was also nice to see his [...]

    13. The Seafaring Woman of the Vera B by Susan Page Davis and James S Davis, is the first book in a new series called Hearts of Oak.I loved this book It was so unique in both premise and execution In 1854 Australia was in the midst of a gold rush Sailors abandoned their ships in hopes of getting rich Hundreds of ships are stranded at harbors What if one of those ships, hired the only work force they could Women, everyone that is willing from wherever they can find them It starts slow but the action [...]

    14. I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.This is the first book of the Davis Hearts of Oak series This book begins in Australia in 1854 Alice s husband Ruel has just died Ruel was the captain of the Vera B which is a sailing ship They were to return goods to England and America With Ruel dead all the sailors quit to pursue gold in Australia but Gypsy Alice and Gypsy are unable to hire any men to help them so they turn to women who want to leave Australia for various reasons including [...]

    15. This was an engaging read The story line of women learning to sail a boat is a unique one that I was excited to read The first half of the book was all about their circumstances, how they came to be on the boat and then all about them learning the ropes and ways of sailing a ship Many women characters made it a tad confusing but I know that was so we could get to know each one You learn little backgrounds of each woman and why they are in that circumstance There are many characters who add to th [...]

    16. This was an engaging read The story line of women learning to sail a boat is a unique one that I was excited to read The first half of the book was all about their circumstances, how they came to be on the boat and then all about them learning the ropes and ways of sailing a ship Many women characters made it a tad confusing but I know that was so we could get to know each one You learn little backgrounds of each woman and why they are in that circumstance There are many characters who add to th [...]

    17. Har, har, har, scurvy knaves If you re ready for a rollicking sea adventure, then The Seafaring Women of the Vera B is your ticket to a spectacular one.In Melbourne, Australia, Alice Packard, suddenly widowed wife of the Vera B s captain, wants to sail her husband s ship back home to England if she can find a crew But gold has been discovered in Australia and every last man Jack on sea and shore has abandoned ship and made haste for the gold fields With no men to be had, Alice puts assembles a m [...]

    18. I totally enjoyed The Seafaring Women of the Vera B It s the fascinating story of a woman unwilling to give up a woman willing to do the unthinkable to see that her mission is accomplished It s the tale of women at their lowest who rise to the challenge when given a chance for freedom and a chance to excel, and it s the tale of women doing the impossible and changing the lives of all aboard the Vera B With excellent characterization, swashbuckling adventure, and even a touch of romance, The Seaf [...]

    19. Susan and James Davis have certainly come up with an unusual story in The Seafaring Women of the Vera B The captain s widow found she was a stronger person that she had ever imagined The characters were well written Some aspects of the book were a little hard to believe but overall the story was certainly interesting and I would recommend it to others I received an e book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

    20. I love this story about a group of women sailing a boat It was very interesting, intriguing and suspenseful I was so eager to read what kind of challenges and adventures they would face and how they would overcome them Great story I can t wait to read book 2.

    21. Excellent book Very well written It grabbed my attention from page 1 and kept it to the final word I can t wait for the next book in the series.

    22. I ve been on the look out for a good pirate seafaring book And this one is beyond exceptional It may seem as though it opens slowly, but each page pushes the story along, slowly building upon the next, until the final culmination Faced with a daunting dilemma, Alice is forced to make an unpopular and unheard of decision Throughout the book, the ship full of women sailors encounter dangers and trials as they sail the oceans in an attempt to fulfill her late husband s promise.Not every woman is pr [...]

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