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A young mother yearns to sail away to freedom from her provincial Canadian seaport village.
That her small Canadian seaport town was a place of departure did not go unnoticed by Azuba Galloway when she was growing up. From her earliest days of childhood, her yearning for escape had been an essential part of her. With every fiber of her being, she knew that one day she would board a ship and sail away. Years later, now married to Captain Nathaniel Bradstock and with a small child, she is more determined than ever to escape the narrowing confines of her village and its provincial residents to pursue her dreams of a life at sea with her family. But matters move more quickly and less fortuitously than she intended when what might have been a small misjudgment quickly becomes a scandal. Angry and humiliated, her husband is forced, for the sake of his reputation, to take his young family on board. While the circumstances are regrettable, Azuba has achieved her desire — she and her daughter are leaving on The Traveller, despite her husband's anger, the sadness of her family, worry about her daughter's safety, and her own growing fears about the dangers of a life at sea. The sole woman in an exclusively male world, she knows she must struggle to keep her family together and win back her husband's respect. None of this, however, can diminish her exhilarating sense of relief in her newfound freedom. Vivid, thrilling, with breathtaking range and breadth, The Sea Captain's Wife is filled with drama, danger, and the relentless determination of a singularly memorable and captivating heroine.