Anger can take us down a road of no return. How far will anger drive Ann? In 1848, Ann dresses in men's clothing and signs on to a whaling ship to hunt down and kill the man who "ruined" her. She soon learns that a whaling voyage often lasts three years and that the odds of finding the particular ship on which her nemesis sails is near zero. She has committed herself to perhaps the most vile and dangerous of any profession. Will she survive? If she is found out, what will happen to her? But what exotic places will she see? Will anger cloud her judgment when she finds herself attracted to one particular sailor who sees her only as a boy and fellow sailor? Based on the true story of Rebecca Ann Johnson, this is a tale of redemption from bitterness.
The setting for First Fury not only tells the story of Rebecca Ann Johnson, but describes the nature of the mid-nineteenth century whaling industry. The money in oil pushed whalers into uncharted waters as they extended the boundaries of the known world. Death walked the decks of these ships as much as exotic lands attracted the men who served on them.
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Reviewed by Patrick Null for Readers' Favorite In First Fury, a Christian historical fiction novel set in 1848, Thomas Macy takes us on an engrossing journey into the mind of a young woman on her quest for revenge. Lured against her parents’ wishes to Port Gibson in New York by a man she loved, she’s abandoned and left to fend for herself. In a letter, her mother claims she’s ruined and won’t let her come home, and so, in a man’s world, she’s forced to become a man herself. Binding her body to disguise her femininity and cutting her hair, she assigns herself to a whaling ship in hopes she will come across the man who took everything from her so she can exact her revenge. This is the true story of Rebecca Ann Johnson and the lie she convincingly pulled off on a ship full of hardened sailors. Will she be consumed by bitterness? Or will she find God’s love and forgiveness, thus filling the void in her heart? Filled with fascinating characters, First Fury shows what life was like on a whaling ship in 1848. Thomas Macy has done his homework for the details have the ring of authenticity. Life as a whaler was not easy, and First Fury accurately depicts the messy lifestyle and the courage needed to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Beauty and wonderment will be discovered, secrets will be kept, truths will be given, friends and enemies will be made. Full of danger, excitement, hope and love, First Fury will stay with you long after reading the last page. This book was amazing. I'd read through it again just to experience the adventure one more time.
This was a fun read, exciting, thought provoking and such an interesting perspective. I loved the perspective of the whaling ship from a young woman pretending to be a boy. This is a great book for anyone!