"The Commodore and the Powder Monkey"
Charlie Wheeler is a young girl, disguised as a boy, serving on the Commodore’s flagship, in the War of 1812.
She is stalked by a vicious predator who knows her secret, loved by a surgeon’s mate who doesn’t, and assigned one of the most dangerous jobs on the ship, when the Americans take on the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh.
The action is non-stop and the emotional roller coaster is heart wrenching, in this historically accurate tale of love and war, by award-winning novelist, Mark Barie.
Once again Mark Barie has brought his story to life with his grasp of history and his wonderful ability to tell a tale. Living in the Plattsburgh area I could "see" each area he wrote about, from Burlington, to Plattsburgh, to Isle LaMotte, to Rouses Point, to Albany. The characters were described so well you could not only visualise them, but feel their anger, fear, and the peace some had being on the lake. After reading the last in this series, I stand in awe of the history around me. Can't wait for the next book your planning! - Diane
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