Ah, the Regency era! Among the glittering balls and society’s norms, a group of extraordinary men emerged—sea captains. These dashing men sailed the oceans, braving storms and conquering uncharted territories.
- Masters of the Deep: Picture a world without GPS or satellite navigation. That’s the challenge sea captains faced during Regency England. With their trusty compasses and astrolabes, they relied on their innate sense of direction and expert seamanship.
- Conquerors of the Unknown: Regency England was a time of exploration. Think of James Cook, whose expeditions to the Pacific expanded our understanding of distant lands. These explorations opened doors to new trade routes.
- Legends of Adventure: Sea captains faced pirates and battled raging storms. Horatio Nelson, a revered figure in British naval history, led his fleet to victory in dramatic battles.
- Pioneers of National Pride: During the Regency period, Britain was a dominant naval power. Sea captains ensured safe passage for merchant ships, and protected national interests. Their bravery and strategic brilliance in decisive naval conflicts, such as the Battle of Trafalgar, not only secured victory but instilled a sense of pride and unity among the people.
- Romantic Figures: Let’s not forget the romance! Sea captains held a certain allure that captivated the hearts of Regency society. Their dashing uniforms made them irresistible to admirers. Jane Austen, the celebrated author, incorporated naval officers in her novels, adding an air of excitement and intrigue.
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When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.
Rachel Lockhart grew up running wild and free with nomadic Gypsy children on her father’s estate. Craving adventure, her imagination conjured up an impossibly perfect, grey-eyed man to share it with.
Now grown, her outspoken ways are about to send her home from London in disgrace. Until she unexpectedly clashes with an impossibly perfect, grey-eyed man. And the back of her mind echoes with God’s promise: I will not leave you comfortless. As if she’d find comfort with a man as arrogant as Nash Browning.
Broken by too many sea battles, soul-sick from recent loss, Nash doesn’t even know where to begin to search for his lost faith. It certainly isn’t among the addle-brained females of the ton. But when he stumbles upon an enticing masterwork of contrasts named Rachel, his weary heart sparks with life.
Is it possible the way back to his faith is with a woman who is honest to a fault, yet fiercely loyal to a shunned people? Can he set a course for a future with her, and trust that God has prepared the way?
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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.