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.
Award Winning — The Ship’s Carpenter
What Readers Are Saying About THE SHIP’S CARPENTER
“…adventure, romance, drama, action, and comedy. It’s a realistic look at life…”
“There are no mustache-twirling villains or simpering damsels in distress, no, these are real people, with real personalities and motivations.”
“If you like historical fiction based on the sea, and fell in love with the era of King Louis, this book is for you.”
“I was fully engaged in a tangible ‘you-are-there’ literary experience.”
“…the battle scenes of ships at sea also left me breathless.”
“A great read…an action-packed book in a well-described historical setting.”
“…a solid, fast-paced storyline. It’s an interesting and worthwhile read.”
—Historical Novel Society
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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.
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.”
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