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Book one of the Calhoun Chronicles by number-one New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs.

Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851

An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind.

Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship.

To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract not only their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. For everyone knows the greatest charms are not those of the formal lady, but rather the possibilities of a new world built on love.

A historical romance.

©2012 Susan Wiggs (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Vicki Sweeney
  • 08-03-21

The first Susan Wiggs book I didn't like

I've read and enjoyed so many Susan Wiggs books, and this is the first one I didn't like, in fact I REALLY didn't like it More like an unpleasant naked chested man with woman story, kind of like the cover. I was listening at the gym without headphones, and some parts were turn it off now obnoxious, multi page sex descriptions. Just don't like it.

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  • CinNJ
  • 29-09-20

Loved the story

I loved this story and the characters. The narrator spoke the male voice way too lazily for my liking. I would definitely read more by this author but not listen to the audio version.