“Not today. I will not worry today.”
Phoebe Starbuck has always taken care of her father–worrying enough for both of them, as he chases one whim after another. Now, for the first time, she’s doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, she takes two gifts from her father, but desires only one: her great-grandmother’s journal. The second gift? A “minder” in the form of cooper Matthew Mitchell, a man she loathes.
Phoebe soon discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary’s journal and finds a secret that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially the captain and the cooper.
Sail away with expert navigator Suzanne Woods Fisher, who confidently explores the sometimes treacherous shores of Quaker life on the storied Nantucket Island.
I am fast becoming a Suzanne Woods Fisher fan. Her books are very engaging and I love the research she puts into to each book. The taste of history we get as we read feels very real.
It’s interesting to learn about the Quaker faith and the persecution they came under.
Phoebe has a lot of hope and ideas and she doesn’t seem to see things as they really are, except when it comes to her father. But she really wants Captain Foulger to be the one but I didn’t really trust at all.
Overall, I really enjoyed this read. If you like this time period and setting I am sure you would enjoy this book.
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