Trade Winds

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Overview

Marriage of convenience – or a love for life?

It’s 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jessvan Sandt knows only too well that it’s a man’s world. She believes she’s being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather – and she’s determined to stop it. When help appears in the unlikely form of handsome ScotsmanKillianKinross, himself disinherited by his grandfather, Jess finds herself both intrigued and infuriated by him. In an attempt to recover her fortune, she ...

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Overview

Marriage of convenience – or a love for life?

It’s 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jessvan Sandt knows only too well that it’s a man’s world. She believes she’s being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather – and she’s determined to stop it. When help appears in the unlikely form of handsome ScotsmanKillianKinross, himself disinherited by his grandfather, Jess finds herself both intrigued and infuriated by him. In an attempt to recover her fortune, she proposes a marriage of convenience. Then Killian is offered the chance of a lifetime with the Swedish East India Company’s Expedition and he’s determined that nothing will stand in his way, not even his new bride.

He sets sail on a daring voyage to the Far East, believing he’s put his feelings and past behind him. But the journey doesn’t quite work out as he expects…

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Editorial Reviews

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This is undoubtedly a fantastic historical novel, one that I will be recommending for others to read as well.

The romance between Jess and Killian was like fire and ice, hot and cold. Rating: Excellent!

Short-listed for The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best Historical Fiction Award 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906931230
  • Publisher: Choc Lit
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTINA COURTENAY lives in London and Hereford, England and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East. Christina is Chairman of the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association. Christina has won four awards for her novels.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Enjoyable Read

    Killian Kinross, heir to the Scottish title of Lord for the house of Rosyth, is the black sheep of his family. A gambler by trade, he finds himself the owner of a ship. About the same time he is also falsely accused of being the person responsible for a young lady's delicate condition. The result is an unexpected trip to Sweden and his decision to prove he isn't the scoundrel his grandfather believes him to be.

    After arriving in Sweden with his letter of introduction to Robert Fergusson for employment purposes, he finds himself rather fascinated with Mr. Fergusson's step-daughter, Jessamijn. From this point forward the reader becomes embroiled with a story of deception, romance and even travel to China.

    This is a long book and I felt the author did a good job in maintaining pace overall. Towards the end it feels slightly rushed but not to the point where it interfered overwhelmingly with my enjoyment of the story. That rushed feeling, however, along with some formatting problems, is what leads me to give the book four stars. Historical romance fans like myself should enjoy the story quite a bit.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    A Really Good Story, of Its Type

    I liked it. Plenty of story and not too much romance and descriptions of sexual action. It was well done.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Great book!

    Historical fiction with just enough romance. Couldn't put it down, a real page turner. Lots of adventure.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Love it

    Historical fiction, well written, little bit of romance, compelling characters, and plot! A pleasant surprise after so many nook book discount let downs. Love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Great read

    Little bit history, romance, and adventure to make this a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Little Bit of This ... Little Bit of That

    Trade Winds has a little bit of everything. Romance, mystery and action. For over 800 pages it's a very quick and enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Great read!

    Wonderful book , I enjoyed it !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    History buffs this is for you!

    Really enjoyed this book which covered history unfamilar to me. Lots of adventure and sailing kept my interest page to page. will read other books by the author Christina Courtenay!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    boring

    the characters are shallow. wonder if a teenager wrote it. don't waste your time.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Enjoyable

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Worth the time

    Very well writen piece of historical fiction. A quick read and nice love story melded with true accounts in history.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Must read

    Love Christina Courtenay

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Shadowfang

    Here

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Silverthorne

    Thank you very much. I will be back in a week when I finally finish the Warriors books. I know terrible right? I am not all the way done yet! Be back soon. :D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

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    Excellent Read!!!!

    Any historical fiction fan will enjoy this book. Well written for a book over 800 pages. It was a real page turner that I could hardly put down. The author describes the characters and their adventures well without being boring. Will definitely read the sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Whisperstar

    They sound beautiful! Wel i get some names.....stormkit featherkit whitekit bravekit rockkit whisperkit spirtkit nosekit blackkit snowkit furkit knikkit kwiikit what should we name them?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

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    Great Read!

    I loved this book and was so glad that it was more than just a couple hundred pages! The Characters were well created and the book moved very quickly. I was a little disappointed about not knowing about what happened to some of the characters at the end...second book maybe Ms. Courtenay? But overall, fantastic book! Great Job Christina Courtenay! I thoroughly enjoyed it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    great story

    great love story,couldn't put it down!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Pleasantly surprised!

    I enjoyed this story about Killian and Jess very much. This author did a fantastic job and I am looking forward to read more of her work. A must read!!!

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