Trade Winds

Trade Winds

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by Christina Courtenay
     
 

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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

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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…

REVIEWS

"This is undoubtedly a fantastic historical novel, one that I will be recommending for others to read as well."
Coffee Time Romance & More

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

"I enjoyed the story and recommend it to those who like novels set in far‑flung, exotic places."
Historical Novels Review

"...it reads quickly and for those who love a simple yarn – especially those who hanker for the days of sail and lands not yet explored – it is a pleasurable diversion."
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906931230
Publisher:
Choc Lit, Limited
Publication date:
05/15/2012
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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Trade Winds 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Rosiolady More than 1 year ago
I liked it. Plenty of story and not too much romance and descriptions of sexual action. It was well done.
swsky More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction with just enough romance. Couldn't put it down, a real page turner. Lots of adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little bit history, romance, and adventure to make this a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trade Winds has a little bit of everything. Romance, mystery and action. For over 800 pages it's a very quick and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book , I enjoyed it !
DustyDesertGal More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCELLANT. One great story........get it and do not miss out on this one.
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Very well writen piece of historical fiction. A quick read and nice love story melded with true accounts in history.
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seagem More than 1 year ago
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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