The Sea Captain's Wife

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Knopf Canada, Jul 26, 2011 - 384 pages
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Azuba Galloway, daughter of a shipwright, sees ships leaving for foreign ports from her bustling town on the Bay of Fundy and dreams of seeing the world. When she marries Nathaniel Bradstock, a veteran sea captain, she believes she will sail at his side. But when she becomes pregnant she is forced to stay behind. Her father has built the couple a gabled house overlooking the bay, but the gift cannot shelter her from the loneliness of living without her husband. When Azuba becomes embroiled in scandal, Nathaniel is forced to take her and their daughter, Carrie, aboard his ship. They set sail for London with bitter hearts.

Their voyage is ill-fated, beset with ferocious storms and unforeseen obstacles that test Azuba's compassion, courage and love. Alone in a male world, surrounded by the splendour and the terror of the open seas, she must face her fears and fight to keep her family together.

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This is an historical novel set in the small fishing and ship building village of Whelan's Cove on New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy during the 1860s. Azuba Galloway is the daughter of a sea captain and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This was the first really slow read I've had in a long time. I don't mean it was slow because there was nothing happening in the book or slow to pick up because I didn't like it. It was slow because ... Read full review


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Beth Powning is the author of several books, including The Hatbox Letters, Edge Seasons, and Shadow Child. She lives in an 1870 farmhouse with extensive gardens in Sussex, New Brunswick, with her husband, artist Peter Powning.

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