False Colors

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1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a ship - the HMS Meteor - and a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. He's determined to make a success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant Alfred Donwell will stand by his side as he leads his new crew into battle: stopping the slave trade off the coast of Algiers. Alfie knows their mission is futile, and that their superiors back in England will use the demise of this crew as impetus for war with the ...
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1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a ship - the HMS Meteor - and a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. He's determined to make a success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant Alfred Donwell will stand by his side as he leads his new crew into battle: stopping the slave trade off the coast of Algiers. Alfie knows their mission is futile, and that their superiors back in England will use the demise of this crew as impetus for war with the Ottoman Empire. But the darker secret he keeps is his growing attraction for his commanding officer - a secret punishable by death. With the arrival of his former captain - and lover - on the scene of the disastrous mission, Alfie is torn between the security of his past and the uncertain promise of a future with the straight-laced John. Against a backdrop of war, intrigue, and personal betrayal, the high seas will carry these men through dangerous waters from England to Africa to the West Indies in search of a safe harbor.
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HMS Meteor is John Cavendish's first command, and his determination to make this battle posting work is obvious to his trusted lieutenant, Alfie Donwell. But John and Alfie are bound by more than military loyalty; they share a personal secret that in 1762 Georgian England could get them hanged. False Colors unfolds a story of hidden passions and two men's struggle to stay alive in a less humane age.
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In Transgressions, David and Jonathan meet as teenagers when Jon works as an indentured apprentice at David's father's forge. Awakened to his true sexuality by Tobias, a military man, David eventually realizes his feelings for Jon. War and misunderstanding separate the two, and Puritan Jon must endure a sadistic stint with a group of witch-hunters before he and David are reunited. Set during the Royalist/Roundhead conflict of the mid-1600s, this story exudes historical detail and will please historical fans. Erastes (Standish) lives in the North Broads, UK.

False Colors is set at sea and links neophyte captain John Cavendish with Lt. Alfie Donwell as they are sent to deal with the slave trade off the Algerian coast and somehow manage to avoid triggering a larger war. Kidnappings, violence, intrigue, piracy, and an abundance of naval detail drive the action in this intriguing, relatively sweet romance. Beecroft (Captain's Surrender) lives in Cambridgeshire, UK.


—Kristin Ramsdell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458779854
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/29/2010
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Beecroft was born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and grew up in the wild countryside of the Peak District. After studying English and Philosophy at Manchester University, Alex moved to London to work for the Lord Chancellor’s Department. She married her husband, Andrew, in St. James' church, Paddington—famous for being the church where Oscar Wilde had his wedding. Alex, Andrew and their two daughters live near the University of Cambridge, where they try to avoid being mistaken for tourists. Her first novel, Captain’s Surrender, was published in January 2008. Please visit her at www.alexbeecroft.com.

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