Mary Crofter's first trip on the water was just after her first birthday, when her parents came from her birthplace in Kilwa to Portsmouth. She's been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and other places since. She loves the water and the water seems to love her. Can she survive on the water? Will people ever take seriously a GIRL as a sailor? Will she ever come off the water? If she does, will the lure of the ocean draw her back?
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I, Mary based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Author Mike Hartner did it again! From the beginning, I was swept away by another of his beloved characters. This time, Mary Crofter. Hartner infuses his high-seas adventures with coming-of-age tales of honor and chivalry. In the third installment of The Eternity Series, Mary not only discovers and defends the noble parts of herself, her actions esteem the worth and value of others. She has a sharp mind, not afraid to work hard, and yearns for the sea, determined to forge a destiny contrary to how 17th century culture confined the roles of women. This is what I loved about her. What a fantastic role model for young women. I, Mary keeps with tradition and is told in the same memoir-like style of I, Walter and I, James. In Mary's recount, the reader is taken on a journey from life on the high-seas during the 1600's to the English civil war between the Royalist and Parliamentarians and even explored part of the English invasion of Scotland. As a history lover, I enjoyed seeing these events come alive. Like the other books in the series, the romance is sweet and clean and the title character is first introduced to the reader around age 10-11--Perfect for middle grade on up. Recommended to lovers of historical fiction, especially to those who enjoy stories with coming-of-age themes and/or about sailing life during the 16th-17th centuries. Great job, Mike! I look forward to the next installment :D