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THE SHIP’S CARPENTER

In late summer 1742, shipwright Abraham Robinson leaves London to work at France’s great shipyard in Brest where his life changes dramatically. There he falls in love with Yvette, only to lose both his position and lover as war begins. Returning to England, the navy presses him to serve as a ship’s carpenter, tearing him from his plans. Great sea battles, dangerous escapes, and ravaging fires challenge Abraham and Yvette’s lives from London to the colonies of North America. 
     Throughout, historical and fictional characters cross their paths to help and hinder, but not all survive to achieve their goals in this first book of the Tween Sea & Shore Series.

A free PDF Addendum to the series can be downloaded below that contains a character list, nautical glossary, ship diagrams, maps, and other information to make reading the books more enjoyable.
 

The Ship’s Carpenter is an AWARD WINNER!

The Ship’s Carpenter received two 2020 Finalist Awards from Page Turner Awards in best international ebook and also best writing competition categories.

What Readers Are Saying About
THE SHIP’S CARPENTER

“If you like historical fiction based on the sea, and fell in love with the era of King Louis, this book is for you.”
—GoodReads

“I was fully engaged in a tangible ‘you-are-there’ literary experience.”
“…the battle scenes of ships at sea also left me breathless.”
—Amazon (US)
“A great read…an action-packed book in a well-described historical setting.
—Amazon (UK)

“Recommended”
—LibraryThing

a solid, fast-paced storyline. It’s an interesting and worthwhile read.”
—Historical Novel Society

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CAPTAINS OF THE RENOWN
The story of Abraham and Yvette continues from the first book of the series and concludes in this new novel. The couple struggles in London during the Seven Years War as poverty, childlessness, and false accusations crush their happiness. Captain Shirley, Abraham’s former commander, has his world turned upside-down when his brother commits a murder, yet still, offers the couple an escape from London and poverty into an idyllic life, until Abraham undoes everything.
     At sea, Captain Mackenzie, the new commander aboard the Renown, is assigned an unbearable posting in Jamaica, complicated by his Scottish laird, Lord Fortrose. Will political scheming doom him to the backwaters of war and keep him from his family?
     The surprising climax holds redemption for all—almost.
     Join Abraham and Yvette and a host of historical and fictional characters in the mid-1700s as they cross paths from old London, to the shores of France, and to the islands of the West Indies in this second book of the Tween Sea & Shore Series.

A free PDF Addendum to the series can be downloaded below that contains a character list, nautical glossary, ship diagrams, maps, and other information to make reading the books more enjoyable.

What Readers Are Saying About
CAPTAINS OF THE RENOWN

“…intricately weaves history with gripping drama—piercing the veil of history to affect the modern reader…Stockman builds the tension so expertly I had to flip a few pages ahead to diffuse my anxiety…I can assure any lover of the genre—you will find this an informative and gripping read. I recommend you pick up a copy.
—Ryan Armstrong, USA Today bestselling author
“With vivid attention to detail, a captivating plot, and richly-developed characters, Captains of the Renown is a must-read for historical fiction fans.”—Ian Nathaniel Cohen, author of The Brotherhood of the Black Flag
“A well-written tale of adventure on the high seas, I am happy to recommend it to readers who enjoy well researched historical fiction.”—Amazon
“Historically accurate, but appropriate for any reader…Descriptive, but not overdone…relatable in today’s modern age. Stockman’s book rides the line between genres, themes, and plot points. Never committing to what you expect…This is a book for those who appreciate humanity and history for all that it is, in all its flawed perfection.
—GoodReads
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On Waves of Glory
On Waves of Glory takes you beyond a ship captain’s love of the sea, recounting his life ashore and his passion for Marie, a charmingly headstrong woman. Captain Guy de Kersaint sails during the wars between France and Great Britain in the mid 1700s. His tall-ship voyages take him from the coasts of Europe to Africa, and to the islands and shores of America and India. Braving sea battles, hurricanes, and Chickasaw raids, his adventurous life confirms Count de Kersaint as an “iron man” in the Age of Sail.
      Count Guy de Coëtnempren de Kersaint was one of France’s greatest ship commanders and his daring inspired many other captains, earning him lasting fame and glory. This account of his life is taken from the too few accounts of his great accomplishments. Although fictionalized, the story stays true to the locations, naval engagements, and steely resolve of this accomplished seaman.
      This exciting novel is the third book in the award-winning Tween Sea & Shore Series. All the novels are based upon the historical records of the commanders and those who sailed on the fastest ship of its day, la Renommée—the Renown

A free PDF Addendum to the series can be downloaded below that contains a character list, nautical glossary, ship diagrams, maps, and other information to make reading the books more enjoyable.

What Readers Are Saying About
ON WAVES OF GLORY

“The author follows the career of a young French naval officer through conflicts on land and sea. He describes the sacrifices made by both family and crew as a result of the long sea voyages of the time and the troubled politics and intrigue of the French Navy. While most tales of this period seem to be told from English decks, On Waves of Glory is a refreshing story told from the French perspective, it’s sure to please fans of the sea and action.”—Anthony Palmiotti, author or First Voyage, Death Beneath the Waves, The Hell Run, and Flight to Freedom.
This is an easy and adventurous read. Stayed up past my bedtime sometimes to see how things turned out!“—Amazon
“This new novel takes the reader back to the 18th-century wars between Britain and France. Episodes are told from the perspective of a real-life French ship commander. ON WAVES OF GLORY details the effects that the naval wars had on the personal lives of the people involved, their loves and adventures as well as their tragedies.“
—Amazon
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ADDENDUM BOOKLET

The FREE PDF Addendum contains a character list, nautical terms glossary, ship diagrams, maps, and much more to make reading the series of books easier and more enjoyable.

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