David Fletcher needs a surgeon, stat! But when he captures a British merchantman in the Caribbean what he gets is Charley Alcott, an apprentice physician barely old enough to shave. Needs must, and Captain Fletcher takes the prisoner back aboard his ship with orders to do his best or he’ll be walking the plank.
Charley Alcott’s medical skills are being put to the test in a life-or-death situation, Charley’s life as well as the patient’s. Even if she can save the American privateer's brother there will still be hell to pay--and maybe a plank to walk--when Captain Fletcher learns Charley is really Charlotte Alcott.
A war is raging on the world’s oceans, and the two enemies will fight their own battles and their attraction to each other as they undergo a sea change neither of them is expecting, but cannot deny.
Praise for Sea Change:
“If I had an outsized gospel voice that could penetrate digital walls, this review would just be me singing ‘Oh, happy day!’... Darlene Marshall is now on my glom list, and I very much look forward to more from her in the future.”—All About Romance
“From the first page to the last, this is an entertaining, delightful read. The dialogue is witty and charming. David and Charlie have a wonderful rapport whether as two ‘men’ and as ‘lovers’. The story is often funny and sometimes touching...I enjoyed this historical romance very much and highly recommend it.—Five Hearts!” --The Romance Studio
“I love a good girl-poses-as-boy story. Add in a pirate captain and a slow simmering attraction, and I’m hooked. (Resign yourself to the marine allusions.) Darlene Marshall does both in her wonderful Sea Change. . . .funny, yet poignant tale of a woman struggling to find her way in a man’s world (and on his ship)”--Best Selling Author Connie Brockway
“I love that you’ve staked out early 19th century... sea captains, privateers and pirates. David and Charley are...matched perfectly with strength meeting strength.--Recommended Read”--Dear Author
“I got sucked into Charley’s story right from the get go and about halfway through, I knew I was reading a book I’d be listing as a top read for 2011. And I was right. Sea Change is going to be in my top 5 reads for this year.”---Book Binge
“A fast-paced and captivating historical romance. The characters are well drawn and Marshall’s portrayal of Charley deftly shows how women of the period successfully passed themselves off as men while at the same time showing the difficulties and privations they faced in doing so.—Five Stars”--- Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers--The History of Maritime Piracy
About the Author
Darlene Marshall is the author of award winning historical romance featuring pirates, privateers, smugglers and the occasional possum. Her novels include What the Parrot Saw (High Seas #4), The Pirate's Secret Baby (High Seas #3), Castaway Dreams (High Seas #2), Sea Change (High Seas #1) The Bride and the Buccaneer, Captain Sinister's Lady, and Smuggler's Bride. She's hard at work (more or less) on her next novel. Marshall lives in North Central Florida, the setting for some of her novels. It's a land of rolling hills, gators, massive flying insects, and humidity like a wet smack in the face. Only the strong (and the air-conditioned) survive. She loves working at a job where office attire is shorts and a flamingo festooned shirt, and she loves to hear from readers.