Need a little romance and adventure? Look no further than Georgana’s Secret, written by the talented Arlem Hawks. The newest title in Shadow Mountain’s Proper Romance library, Georgana’s Secret is set in Regency England. Most of this action-packed romance takes place in an unusual location — a Royal Navy ship. This enchanting story is told from two perspectives: Georgana and Lieutenant Dominic Peyton. With Georgana disguised as a boy for most of the book, Hawkes expertly navigates the complex situation and comes up with unpredictable ways for the characters to get to know one another. Dominic’s kindness and Georgana’s strength make both characters easy to love. Readers will be impressed by the descriptions of life on a nineteenth century ship, especially all the sailing terminology. Do not miss this fantastic read!
Review of an Advance Reading Copy
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain
Violence/Gore: A few verbal threats; bruises indicating occurrence of violence; several secondhand reports of violence including battle at sea, mutiny, beating and abuse by commanding officers; brief scenes of violence include a child being slapped, characters involved in fistfights, a character shoved, tripped and pushed around; a few non-detailed scenes of violent death; a few battles including blood and gore; an extended scene of intense violence during battle.
Sex/Nudity: Several incidents of kissing on the forehead, cheek and lips; a few sexual references.
Mature Subject Matter:
Child abuse, verbal abuse, bullying, sea battles, death, amputation, frequent intoxication.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
A character is often drunk; a scene takes place outside an alehouse. A character makes drunk ramblings. Alcohol is drunk at most meals.