Sea Change

Sea Change

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'll be walking the plank. C American privateer Captain David Fletcher needs a surgeon for his wounded brother. But when he captures a British mer...

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Title:Sea Change
Author:Darlene Marshall
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1611249589
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Sea Change Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Sep 12, 2012

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

  • Julie
    Feb 22, 2012

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

  • Kathleen
    Nov 10, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

  • Charlotte
    Feb 09, 2012

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    Aug 11, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

  • Jacqueline J
    May 14, 2012

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

  • Katherine
    Jul 16, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

    4.9 stars. (The 0.1 reduction is due to the cover, which doesn't showcase how great this book is) Why did I love this book so? Well, let's see... there were pirates, a headstrong maiden disguising as a man and earning respect as a doctor, a (view spoiler)[ presumed death showing b...

    The first reads historical romance is a great romp through the Caribbean in 1817. A young orphaned girl is posing as an apprentice surgeon on a Royal Naval ship on her way to Jamaica and life with her godfather, a doctor, who she hopes will allow her to assist him in his practice. Duri...

  • Emery Lee
    Sep 25, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

  • Ruth
    Oct 25, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

  • KarenF
    Jun 30, 2012

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

  • Vivian
    Apr 06, 2015

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

  • Anna Bowling
    Feb 11, 2013

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

    4.9 stars. (The 0.1 reduction is due to the cover, which doesn't showcase how great this book is) Why did I love this book so? Well, let's see... there were pirates, a headstrong maiden disguising as a man and earning respect as a doctor, a (view spoiler)[ presumed death showing b...

    The first reads historical romance is a great romp through the Caribbean in 1817. A young orphaned girl is posing as an apprentice surgeon on a Royal Naval ship on her way to Jamaica and life with her godfather, a doctor, who she hopes will allow her to assist him in his practice. Duri...

    3.5 stars. this book was well done. it did an excellent job of portraying a woman struggling during an era when her profession was considered only a man's world. the dialogue was entertaining and at times witty. I loved the character growth on both ends (hers and his), though I did th...

    I have heard really good things about this book and I have to agree that it has something special. There was a realism in the portrayal of a young woman passing as a male surgeon and the privateer who stole her off a ship during the midst of war. Charlotte was invested in her vocation ...

    Actually 4.5 stars! .5 because the ending was wrapped up in a hurry. Still....AMAZING story. All my fav plots/shelves put together in a wonderful book. Strong h who actually has a purpose in life besides looking pretty ... Check Macho but tender H.... Check Pirate... Check Girl mas...

    The standouts for me in this book are the unexpected delights - Charley's passion for medicine; a very realistic-for-the-character reaction when David discovers Charley's gender; a unique take on the traditional trope of heroine in male disguise visiting a brothel, and of course, Pirat...

  • Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books
    Sep 14, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

  • Amy
    Oct 14, 2012

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

    4.9 stars. (The 0.1 reduction is due to the cover, which doesn't showcase how great this book is) Why did I love this book so? Well, let's see... there were pirates, a headstrong maiden disguising as a man and earning respect as a doctor, a (view spoiler)[ presumed death showing b...

    The first reads historical romance is a great romp through the Caribbean in 1817. A young orphaned girl is posing as an apprentice surgeon on a Royal Naval ship on her way to Jamaica and life with her godfather, a doctor, who she hopes will allow her to assist him in his practice. Duri...

    3.5 stars. this book was well done. it did an excellent job of portraying a woman struggling during an era when her profession was considered only a man's world. the dialogue was entertaining and at times witty. I loved the character growth on both ends (hers and his), though I did th...

    I have heard really good things about this book and I have to agree that it has something special. There was a realism in the portrayal of a young woman passing as a male surgeon and the privateer who stole her off a ship during the midst of war. Charlotte was invested in her vocation ...

  • Cogito_ergo_sum
    Oct 18, 2015

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

    4.9 stars. (The 0.1 reduction is due to the cover, which doesn't showcase how great this book is) Why did I love this book so? Well, let's see... there were pirates, a headstrong maiden disguising as a man and earning respect as a doctor, a (view spoiler)[ presumed death showing b...

    The first reads historical romance is a great romp through the Caribbean in 1817. A young orphaned girl is posing as an apprentice surgeon on a Royal Naval ship on her way to Jamaica and life with her godfather, a doctor, who she hopes will allow her to assist him in his practice. Duri...

    3.5 stars. this book was well done. it did an excellent job of portraying a woman struggling during an era when her profession was considered only a man's world. the dialogue was entertaining and at times witty. I loved the character growth on both ends (hers and his), though I did th...

  • Mydearloverboy
    May 03, 2014

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 13, 2013

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

  • ☆Eiko
    Dec 01, 2017

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

  • Chelsea Kumer
    Dec 27, 2011

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

  • JG
    Apr 27, 2013

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

  • Kat
    Dec 16, 2017

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

  • Elle
    Apr 10, 2015

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

  • SweetSweeede
    Oct 19, 2013

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

    4.9 stars. (The 0.1 reduction is due to the cover, which doesn't showcase how great this book is) Why did I love this book so? Well, let's see... there were pirates, a headstrong maiden disguising as a man and earning respect as a doctor, a (view spoiler)[ presumed death showing b...

  • Justine
    Feb 12, 2013

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

    Excellent book. A completely enjoyable reading experience. There was interesting, well-developed characters, well-paced plot, good writing and a delightful story. The pages more or less turned themselves. A few very minor quibbles. First, the romance had a few weak spots (especiall...

    Although Sea Change is definitely a romance, it's also about a strong heroine who is struggling to find her place in a world that severely limits her choices. I loved Charley (Charlotte) Alcott. From the minute we meet her, she is competent and in charge. She is used to working with he...

    You are the greatest treasure I ever stole This book reduced me into a squealing, love-struck teenager! Ok, i am one but still, this book got me laughing hysterically, sighing, swooning, and finally falling in love! "That's right, Charley, I'm a damned pirate, but I'm th...

    4.9 stars. (The 0.1 reduction is due to the cover, which doesn't showcase how great this book is) Why did I love this book so? Well, let's see... there were pirates, a headstrong maiden disguising as a man and earning respect as a doctor, a (view spoiler)[ presumed death showing b...

    The first reads historical romance is a great romp through the Caribbean in 1817. A young orphaned girl is posing as an apprentice surgeon on a Royal Naval ship on her way to Jamaica and life with her godfather, a doctor, who she hopes will allow her to assist him in his practice. Duri...

    3.5 stars. this book was well done. it did an excellent job of portraying a woman struggling during an era when her profession was considered only a man's world. the dialogue was entertaining and at times witty. I loved the character growth on both ends (hers and his), though I did th...

    I have heard really good things about this book and I have to agree that it has something special. There was a realism in the portrayal of a young woman passing as a male surgeon and the privateer who stole her off a ship during the midst of war. Charlotte was invested in her vocation ...

    Actually 4.5 stars! .5 because the ending was wrapped up in a hurry. Still....AMAZING story. All my fav plots/shelves put together in a wonderful book. Strong h who actually has a purpose in life besides looking pretty ... Check Macho but tender H.... Check Pirate... Check Girl mas...

  • ❤︎ Princess
    Apr 13, 2015

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

    When I realized I hadn?t ever read a pirate romance novel, I immediately hopped on Google to hunt down a sufficiently cheesy book to satisfy my junk food romance craving. When I saw the ridiculous ~smoldery~ cover of Sea Change, I knew I?d found the one (Darlene Marshall?s other ...

    Charlotte Alcott has lived a large part of her life disguised as a boy, going by the name of Charley and acting as an apprentice to her father, who is a doctor. When her father dies, Charley wants nothing more than to continue practicing medicine. In her disguise, she books passage on ...

    I just love it when the storyline revolves around the girl cross-dressing as a boy and the hero starts a friendship with her and then...has conflicted feelings because he wants him/her. But she's a boy! He can't have dirty thoughts about a boy! He was always attracted to females! etc. ...

  • Alissa
    Nov 02, 2017

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

  • Marie
    May 22, 2017

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

  • Claudine
    Oct 15, 2016

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...

    I really liked Charley as a heroine, she was smart and competent and I loved how she knew how to stand up for herself without being contrary. The side characters were all engaging and entertaining. Charley's costume and masquerade as a man was well-thought out and believable, but enoug...

  • Angel Schunard
    Jan 16, 2019

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

  • K
    Jul 16, 2018

    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 author. This books shows hands-down how a pirate story should be written. It also shows how a skin...

    FREE on ARe for TODAY--4/6/2015 ...

    Story Rating 5 stars Character Rating 5 stars Romance Rating 4 stars Heat Level 3 stars Overall Rating 5 stars I LOVED this story and I had a really hard time putting it down. The heroine made this book for me she was a fantastic character but I have to say that all the chara...

    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 masquerading as a man/surgeon. Of course this is during a time when women were not in any way accepted as physicians. The tone of t...

    4.5 stars - Reviewed for Romantic Historical Lovers Blog: http://romantichistoricallovers.wordp... Although heavily favored by Shakespeare, and there is much historical evidence proving that a number of women have successfully pulled off disguises as men, the girl-masquerading-as-a-...

    4/5; 4 stars; A- I can't decide whether to make this a 4 star or a 5 star book. I really liked it. I want to re-read The Iron Rose and The Charm School to see how this compares in my memory. Both of those were excellent pirate books. I liked the balance between history, romance,...

    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 captu...

    I've read all of Darlene Marshall's books (except her latest which is on my TBR list). This is a departure for her, though she has written about false identities when it comes to gender, this is a new take on that theme. It's the story of Charlotte Alcott, a young Englishwoman disguisi...

    Favorite line: "Look! I'm a narwhal!" This book was a wonderful mix of humor, adventure, and love story. I impulsively bought it after reading a good review at DearAuthor.com and I'm so glad I did. Charley's (Charlotte's) position as ships doctor made for some gorey and realisti...

    This book worked for me on many levels. I enjoyed the interactions between the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the plot. I liked the characters and watching them fall for each other. There were wonderful moments of humor interspersed with touching emotion. All around highly recommended! ...

    a definite keeper!!! Loved it! A true gem with a unique plot and romance:) 5+ stars!! ...

    I have to admit I read a lot of historical romances ever since I was given my own copy of Pride and Prejudice (Darcy will always be in top ten book boyfriends!) , I always find the period between 1700-1900 fascinating so I devour all the books I can. Pirate books are very special t...

    I don't know how to feel about this one. I practically skimmed it through. There were no character development, nothing to hold my interest, and everything felt really rushed. I wish this could've been a book I liked but it just didn't work out that way sadly. The h is basically a doct...

    I was in the mood for a pirate book and they?re always quick reads for me because I can?t put them down! This book had some good romance; however, I wish David would have found out Charley?s identity earlier in the book so he wasn?t so concerned that he was gay for a male Charl...

    Pirates ohoy! or privateers anyway. Girl in disguise as Young man. fairly competent as a ships surgeon. kidnapped by privateers to save the Captains brother. quite good att following the romance-formula. Still not as good as Essex's Almost a Scandal. I like the competent heroi...

    2.5 stars. My favorite trope: heroine dressed as a man. The whole surgeon part was very good, the novel became boring after the romance "blossomed". I'm also not too keen on gender traditionalism and stereotypes from the woman's point of view. ...

    This was the best book I have read in a very long time. It is thrilling and funny. But the best part is when the captain finds out she is a woman I had to read it over and over! ...