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Aboard his ship with orders to do his best or he'll be walking the plankCharley 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 Charley can save the captain's brother there will still be hell to pay and maybe a plan. Another wonderful story by Ms Marshall A sailing story set during the War of 1812 The hero is an American privateer and the heroine is an English woman masuerading as a mansurgeon Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians The tone of the book was not as light hearted as the other book I read by this author but I loved them both The way the heroine carried out her masuerade and the reasons for it were very well done The historical accuracy was spot on The medical stuff was gruesome but realistic I had this image of the movie Master and Commander running through my head the whole time I read this The imagery was uite well done and you could see the scenes in your mind The romance was well done also I liked both the heroine and the hero Both were well developed and their relationship was given plenty of time to come to fruition There was even uite a bit of angst at the end before the HEAHighly recommended

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Sea ChangeK to walk when Captain Fletcher learns Charley is really Charlotte AlcottA war is raging on the world's oceans and 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 denyGenres Romance Historical Roman. A totally fun frothy pirate privateer romance Charley is such a great heroine She's a smart compassionate woman who discovered her love for medicine as a child at her father's side Posing as a young man in order to practice medicine and earn her fare across Atlatentic she's captured by American privateer Davey Fletcher I love how the woman masuerading as a man was handled here So often no one can figure it out except the hero because he's so Alpha or something she can't hide her womanliness from him That's not how it goes here Many others figure it out before Fletcher Not that he's clueless that there's something different about the young doctor He just doesn't see what he isn't expecting to see I love that much of the crew on the ship doesn't care they've got a ship doctor who isn't a drunk wants to help them and doesn't kill them Marshall does not shy away from early 19th century medical practices so they're happy to ignore the fact that she's a woman It's a fun battle of wits and expectations The overall tone was light and fun but not silly Marshall also does not shy away from the dangers of being at sea particularly while at war But overall it's like being on the Pirate's of the Caribbean ride at Disney You finish it with a big smile on your face

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REVIEW Sea Change 107 ó American privateer Captain David Fletcher needs a surgeon for his wounded brother 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 take priority over skill and Captain Fletcher whisks the prisoner aboard his ship with orders to do his best or he'llAmerican privateer Captain David Fletcher needs a surgeon for his wounded brother 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 take priority over skill and Captain Fletcher whisks the prisoner. Holy crap this book was ABSOLUTELY fantastic I loved it from beginning to end and as soon as I finish writing this review I'm going to go and buy a stack of other books by this authorThis books shows hands down how a pirate story should be written It also shows how a skinny heroine story a birds in breeches story a drop dead gorgeous heroblah heroine story and a naval doctor story should be written too Yup I'm serious it really is that goodI have an almost unhealthy obsession for piratenaval historical romances and those with heroines disguised as boys are probably my favorite of all mainly because women really did do this for a whole number of reasons and there is something that appeals to me in a romance in such a romantic setting which is at least partially based in fact But I usually find myself disappointed The hero sees through the heroine's disguise far too soon usually by Chapter 3 spends the rest of the book chasing the heroine around the deck before she falls pathetically into his berth usually whilst fainting or something and then the whole business gets overtaken by the plot moving on to a good pirates v bad pirates thing See what I mean Disappointing Well this one doesn't disappoint Not at all The heroine's disguise is the whole point of this book why she does it how she is so convincing why some people see through her and others don't what happens when they do Something else this book does perfectly is describe the whole process of falling in love with someone not just lusting after their body but loving them as a person It's one of the very few books I've read which makes a compelling case as to why a gorgeous coverboy worthy hero is attracted to a skinny bony flat chested heroine It really is the most convincing story of love transcending physical perfectionI have to also say that the descriptions of the gruesome work of a naval doctor Can I amputate your other leg now sir aren't just dry passages explaining where the heroine works and sleeps because we need to know the layout of her room when the hero seduces her in Chapter 3 Oh no we get to see what the heroine actually does on boardWhich brings me to the part which I absolutely loved best about this book the heroine has a passion and a personal mission beyond herself beyond her love for the hero and beyond her own desires and needs She is a doctor and without the ability to practice she is not a fulfilled person I can't honestly remember reading many romances which manage to convey that so wellSo the plot the characters the setting are all perfect Did I also mention that the writing is also great Having been a female engineering student among a whole posse of men I can honestly say that the descriptions of pissing farting and burping competitions have than a passing resemblence to reality in a male dominated environment Bless 'em5 stars It was amazing and straight onto my all time favorites list