The sea captain"s wife by Beth Powning

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Published by Plume in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Voyages and travels,
  • Ship captains" spouses,
  • Husband and wife,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementBeth Powning
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9199.4.P69 S43 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25041540M
ISBN 109780452296954
LC Control Number2010030032

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Born white and poor in New England, Eunice followed her first husband to the Deep South and soon found her relatives fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War.

Back in New England, Eunice and her children struggled to get by — until Eunice fell in love with a well-to-do black sea. The Sea Captain's Wife (Book): Powning, Beth: As a new wife living on the Bay of Fundy in the s, Azuba craves a life beyond the tea and sewing circles.

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When she falls in love with sea captain Nathaniel Bradstock, they plan to spend their married life together aboard his ship, their marriage and the birth of a daughter, Nathaniel changes his mind.

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