Oceanswept

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The sway of playful palm trees and never-ending sunshine seem like a fantasy compared to the smog and filth of 18th century London. Thrilled for a new life in the exotic West Indies, privileged seventeen-year-old Tessa Monroe eagerly embraces her father's reassignment to the fledgling Caribbean colony of St. Kitts where she can stake her claim as an up-and-coming socialite.

But that dream unravels when a hurricane downs their ship the passage from England, leaving Tessa as the ...

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Overview

The sway of playful palm trees and never-ending sunshine seem like a fantasy compared to the smog and filth of 18th century London. Thrilled for a new life in the exotic West Indies, privileged seventeen-year-old Tessa Monroe eagerly embraces her father's reassignment to the fledgling Caribbean colony of St. Kitts where she can stake her claim as an up-and-coming socialite.

But that dream unravels when a hurricane downs their ship the passage from England, leaving Tessa as the sole survivor. Rescued by a passing ship, Tessa's grief soon turns to terror as she realizes she isn't a passenger - she's a captive.

With a future of slavery in the offing, Tessa must rely on Nicholas Holladay, a charismatic sailor with uncertain loyalties. Trusting him could mean Tessa's freedom - or a fate worse than death.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615928265
  • Publisher: Haze
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    This is the type of book I love. I can just get lost in it. I ke

    This is the type of book I love. I can just get lost in it. I keep sneaking back to it, reading it when I am supposed to be doing other things. It's intended for a teen audience, but I am a mom with young kids and loved it! I loved the history. Learning about the colonization of the Caribbean and real piracy. The romance was obviously the main draw. Fun characters. How can you not love Nicholas? Dashing and daring and giving up all he has for the chance of love and redemption. And the romance was clean and appropriate for a teen audience but enjoyable for me too! If your'e into a love story that is fast-pace, you'll love Oceanswept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Captivating!!!!!

    What a fun adventure! A truly fantastic read!

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  • Posted July 29, 2013

    Oceanswept is a romance with great scope and high-hearted drama.

    Oceanswept is a romance with great scope and high-hearted drama. It features a fiery heroine, a stalwart and sexy hero, and plenty of swashbuckling action. Very reminiscent of the 'good old days' of piratical romance, as vivid as a Technicolor film. As the book progresses you can see Tessa grow as a person from a spoiled little girl to a woman with a warm heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Age-Appropriate Adventure and Romance

    This book is good at hitting its niche. If you want escapist romance that's appropriate for young adults, you will find it mesmerizing. But with a predictable plot and Mary Sue charcters, it's just a fun read and might leave others thirsty for substance. I would recommend this to my preteen daughter, but I wonder if Lara Hays has the substance planned to catch my attention me her next book.

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

    Must-read, outstanding first novel for anyone who loves pirates,

    Must-read, outstanding first novel for anyone who loves pirates, or is willing to be swept off their feet by one!
    I was given an opportunity to read and review Oceanswept by a fellow book club member who knew the author
    and asked if we’d be interested in reading and giving honest reviews about the book as a group.
    I’m so glad she did! This was a fun, whirlwind, pirate romance on the high seas. I definitely felt the adventure
    as I read the book on a trip to Florida over the long weekend. I basically devoured the book in-between
    spending time with my friends I was visiting, and stayed up late every night to read some more!
    I finished it on the flight home, where coincidentally, I found an article about St. Kitts and other Caribbean
    islands in the in-flight magazine. 
    Oceanswept keeps up a swift pace, and kept me guessing. This is Lara Hays’ first novel, and I am eagerly
    anticipating the sequel. Not only were there emotional twists and turns throughout the story, but also the story
    left off with a cliffhanger, albeit an optimistic one. Even though I usually prefer stories to tie up any and ALL
    loose ends, with series, I’m a bit more forgiving, and I feel like enough of the plot lines were resolved by the
    end of the book to keep me happy, while still continuing to build suspense for the sequel where everything
    else will be resolved (and new exciting conflicts will arise, I’m sure).
    The point is, Lara needs to keep writing, and write fast! I need to know what happens next for Nicholas and
    Tessa. They have a romance that will leave you breathless, and leave you wanting more, but is still appropriate
    for everyone. I can see this book being made into a movie, especially with the pirate-shaped hole that Pirates
    of the Caribbean has left us with. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend this book, and the
    sequel Undertow (being written as I type this) to anyone looking for a fun, fast, adventurous read that will put
    you on the lookout for dashing pirates. 

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