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The Sea Captain's Wife

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The Sea Captain's Wife

Growing up in the seafaring town of Whelan’s Cove, Azuba Bradstock dreamed of sailing the open seas. But even after she marries captain Nathaniel Bradstock, Azuba and her daughter Carrie remain on land, occupied with the busy yet disenchanting life of a sea captain’s wife. But Azuba’s imagination never lets go of the idea of life abroad: exotic ports, tropical climates, and unknown adventure.

In the wake of personal tragedy, Azuba befriends Reverend Walton. He is new to Whelan’s Cove and, like Azuba, he is fascinated by the sea. After a misunderstood accident calls Azuba’s relationship with Walton into question, Nathaniel finally relents and agrees to let Azuba join him aboard his ship. Although under much different circumstances than she’d ever imagined, and with her family’s happiness and husband’s trust in jeopardy, Azuba strives to adjust to the rhythms of their voyage.

The Sea Captain’s Wife is the story of a woman driven by determination and strength to hold together a family she dearly loves amid the dangers and hardships of an often harsh and frightening world. The life Azuba once desperately longed introduces her not only the pleasure of adventure but brings her and her family to the brink of death, to face impossible decisions, and challenge the very foundation of her marriage in order to survive.

The Sea Captain's Wife
by Beth Powning

  • Publication Date: February 22, 2011
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Plume
  • ISBN-10: 0452296951
  • ISBN-13: 9780452296954