Heart of Oak: The Bolitho Novels #27 [NOOK Book]

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After the war with France has ended in 1818, Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward and sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a show of solidarity. He knows he is lucky—the voyage should be easy; but Adam longs for a chance to marry the beautiful Lowenna and settle down on the Bolitho estate in Cornwall. Instead he must deal with the envy and ambition of his officers, hidden agendas among his men, and the former enemy’s ...

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Heart of Oak: The Bolitho Novels #27

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Overview

After the war with France has ended in 1818, Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward and sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a show of solidarity. He knows he is lucky—the voyage should be easy; but Adam longs for a chance to marry the beautiful Lowenna and settle down on the Bolitho estate in Cornwall. Instead he must deal with the envy and ambition of his officers, hidden agendas among his men, and the former enemy’s proximity. Then the Nautilus becomes a sacrificial offering on the altar of Empire, and the hunt is on for a treacherous foe. Suddenly every man must discover for himself whether the brotherhood of the sea can transcend old hatreds and an ocean of blood.

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The ongoing tragedy of the Congo serves as the backdrop for this tepid thriller, Donelson's first novel. After TV newscaster Valerie Grey gets passed over for an evening anchor job at the MBS network, she tries to lose herself in Africa, where she stumbles on a diamond-smuggling scheme involving not only a sleazy American televangelist but also the George W. Bush-like U.S. president. Valerie quickly becomes the target of the conspiracy's members and, predictably, finds herself falling for the hunky idealistic doctor who runs a local clinic. Readers should be prepared for some clunky prose ("Valerie's brown eyes flashed a warning, the green flecks in the irises dancing with anger"). Those seeking a novel that explores human exploitation in 21st-century Africa on the level of, say, John le Carré's The Mission Song will be disappointed. (Sept.)

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A rousing adventure to keep us turning the pages, all flavored with a nautical tang.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590132913
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: The Bolitho Novels , #27
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 143,290
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author



Alexander Kent is the pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, who joined the British Navy at 16 and eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. He is the author of The Bolitho Novels series.
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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    NOT UP TO PAR WITH THE OTHER 26 NOVELS....

    To say the least, I was very disappointed with this final volume of the "Bolitho Series".

    The books center around a fictional British Naval family (the Bolitho's) of great prominence in the Kings service. The central character is Richard Bolitho and his ascent from a "ships powder monkey" at the age of 10, to his rise to "Admiral Bolitho" in his later years.

    These books are filled with accurate accounts of various battles with France, Spain, a young America, Caribbean pirates, buccaneers, slave traders and many other foe. Romantic involvement with several ladies of great repute (and some of ill repute), a constant parade of officers, sailors and the largest ships of the line to the smallest rowing cutter.

    A veritable cornucopia of interesting and informative (and largely heretofore unknown) glimpses into Naval history through the eyes of an officer with a sense of compassion ("Learn every mans name and use it. For most, it's the only thing they own").

    This last novel written by Douglas Reeman under the pseudonym Alexander Kent, left me feeling as though the author just wanted to get the series closed and move on to other writing. I actually felt cheated because the book was much shorter than its predecessors. I had waded through the book hoping something significant would begin to solidify. It didn't.

    It seemed to wander aimlessly without the continuity that always appeared in Reeman's previous novels. Until this book, I believed in the London Times touting Reeman as "one of the foremost naval historians of our time". I'll agree to that about the other books but this was so dull, he used the same phrases and dialogue three times in this book.

    As I said, the first 26 were very good reading, but "Heart Of Oak" leaves one feeling a sense of being let down.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Another superb Alexander Kent effort.

    Alas and woe is us, the last in the series has been read; hated to see them end as they were spectacular from Midshipman Bolitho to Heart of Oak. A must read.

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    Posted August 6, 2012

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    "Will you be my mate?"

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    *she purrs* "Yes!" ~Shimmerbreeze

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    This was a huge disappointment.

    This was a huge disappointment.

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