The Sea Captain's Wife

The Sea Captain s Wife A gripping novel of love and adventure on the high seas that introduces an unforgettable young heroine Growing up on the Bay of Fundy in the s Azuba Galloway is determined to escape the confines

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  • Title: The Sea Captain's Wife
  • Author: Beth Powning
  • ISBN: 9781101513293
  • Page: 445
  • Format: ebook
  • A gripping novel of love and adventure on the high seas that introduces an unforgettable young heroine Growing up on the Bay of Fundy in the 1860s, Azuba Galloway is determined to escape the confines of her town and live at sea When she captures the heart of Captain Nathaniel Bradstock, she is sure her dreams are about to be realized, only to have pregnancy intervene BA gripping novel of love and adventure on the high seas that introduces an unforgettable young heroine Growing up on the Bay of Fundy in the 1860s, Azuba Galloway is determined to escape the confines of her town and live at sea When she captures the heart of Captain Nathaniel Bradstock, she is sure her dreams are about to be realized, only to have pregnancy intervene But when Azuba becomes embroiled in a scandal, Nathaniel must bring his young family abroad to save his reputation Azuba gets her wish, but at what price Alone in a male world, and juggling the splendor of foreign ports with the terror of the open seas, Azuba must fight to keep her family together Blending the high tension drama of missed chances and unexpected twists of the sort that made A Reliable Wife a bestseller with the pluck and spirit of a heroine in the vein of Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Sea Captain s Wife will captivate readers and critics alike.

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    1. This was the first really slow read I've had in a long time. I don't mean it was slow because there was nothing happening in the book or slow to pick up because I didn't like it. It was slow because the words were so poetic and vivid, earnestly transporting me to a place I could see so clearly in my mind. Beautiful writing indeed.It was an interesting take on the sea-faring husband, adventure-seeking wife combo that seems to be popular. The sharp contrast between Nathaniel's characters as family [...]

    2. This book PUT ME IN SUCH A SLUMP!I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED BY THIS BOOK. I thought I would love it but nooooooooooooooooooooFirst of all, the author kept telling what happened. You never experienced anything so when "major events" occurred, you're just like, "oh that was a crucial moment? Their lives were in danger? oh"This book takes place on a boat. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEA. I didn't feel immersed in the world at all. Powning doesn't bother teaching the reader nautical terms. Doesn't bother explai [...]

    3. When I first started this novel, I wondered if I was about to be dropped into an idealistic romance on the oceans. So wrong! This book is of much sterner stuff than that.The novel is written through the eyes of Azuba, a young wife to sea captain, Nathaniel Bradstock. After the loss of their second child through a late miscarriage while Nathaniel is at sea, Azuba's desire to join her husband on the oceans seems perfectly reasonable - and his refusal, prideful, stubborn and harsh. It takes a matte [...]

    4. In The Sea Captain's Wife, Azuba desperately wants to join her husband Nathaniel on his ship. However, he has other ideas and leaves her at home while he goes on a lengthy voyage. Upon his return, he learns of an unfortunate incident and realizes that he has little choice but to take Azuba with him on his next trip. Azuba has no idea what's in store for her. Rough waters, horrific storms, pirates, mutiny, starvation; all are featured in this harrowing tale of life on the high seas. I loved this [...]

    5. This book had some interesting and engaging themes. I had not read about wives of Sea Captain's who traveled with their husbands before and all the excitement, hardship and peril that went with it. Still I didn't really "see" or get a "feel" for the ship and the lifestyle and couldn't help comparing it to the much Superior (in my opinion) historical novels of Diana Gabaldon (The outlander series).

    6. “Apples, mermaids, pansies, seashells” are woven into the rug that Azuba's Grammy makes for her to take on her first voyage aboard her husband's ship Traveller. She wants Azuba to remember her home overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Growing up in 1860s New Brunswick, Azuba, daughter of a shipwright, dreams of adventure and then one day it finds her – or does it? At a dance Azuba falls in love with tall, rugged, blue-eyed Nathaniel, captain of the sea-going vessel Traveller. When they marry Azub [...]

    7. AH! I just finished this book and I still feel a little jumpy! Powning was a bit long winded and repetitive in parts, but on the whole, I enjoyed the book. It was pretty exciting. Not the same old "lady at sea" tale I've read before. Having a nursing infant myself at the moment, the ending had me that much more tense. I thought the ending was wrapping far differently, so I was surprised.Good read!

    8. The Sea Captain's Wife is a story about Azuba, a sheltered sea captain's wife living in Whelan's Cove, Nova Scotia, who makes a mistake and goes on a voyage with her daughter and husband on his ship. Sounds like it will be full of fun adventure times, amirite? Except it's not and it's a little boring and some of the voyages get barely touched upon (i.e. Hong Kong -- it would have been nice to see them go from Antwerp to Hong Kong for more than just two chapters. After all, London to San Francisc [...]

    9. I don't need you men to do my thinking for me.Azuba loves Whelan's Cove but yearns for adventure. She has always been in love with the sea & has always wanted to travel. To see the world. This is her story about leaving the comfort & beauty of her home on the Bay of Fundy; about leaving behind her family & friends for an adventure -- for love.Her loneliness while Nathaniel was away is heart-wrenching. She suffers personal tragedy while her husband is at sea, so when Simon (Reverend W [...]

    10. There are a few mild spoilers in the following review, but nothing that will ruin the story.The Sea Captain's Wife follows Azuba, a young woman who grew up on the Bay of Fundy in the mid 1800s. We first meet her as an adventurous girl who wants to marry a sea captain and travel the world with her husband at her side. She rails against the traditional expectations of the sea captain's wife: to be a good submissive mother, grow flowers, and spend her husband's money on carriages and dresses.The ma [...]

    11. "Apples, mermaids, pansies, seashells" e woven into the rug that Azuba's Grammy makes for her to take on her first voyage aboard her husband's ship Traveller. She wants Azuba to remember her home overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Growing up in 1860s New Brunswick, Azuba, daughter of a shipwright, dreams of adventure and then one day it finds her - or does it? At a dance Azuba falls in love with tall, rugged, blue-eyed Nathaniel, captain of the sea-going vessel Traveller. When they marry Azuba believ [...]

    12. Beth Powning wrote the excellent "Hatbox Letters" several years ago, a novel set in contemporary Atlantic Canada. This book, by contrast, is a historical novel from the 1860's, but I found it just as multi-layered and emotionally complex -- with much to say that is relevant to us in the twenty-first century. Powning writes with well-researched authority about the historical period in which this book is set -- discussing the intracacies of sailing vessels, of voyages around Cape Horn, or of the c [...]

    13. I enjoyed this book more than I was expecting. At first, it really felt like an ordinary historical romance between a young woman and a strong burly sea captain. It is actually much more than that. The book clearly paints life in the 1860s and describes the fascinating and perilous life in the Age of Sail. The book is well-researched and most of the time information is well-woven into the descriptions and plot; occasionally though the author simply lists items such as food eaten or clothes worn [...]

    14. Azuba feels a kind of destiny where the sea is concerned, to the point where, alone in her big house overlooking the ocean while her sea captain husband is away, she is deeply lonely and unhappy. A relatively innocent friendship with the local minister, discovered by her husband when he arrives home, drives a wedge into her happy marriage, and Nathaniel decides to take Azuba and their little girl with him to sea, despite his deep fears for their safety. This novel is infused with strong emotions [...]

    15. A really good read by Canadian author Beth Powning. This is the reasonably harrowing tale of a girl who grows up in New Brunswick in the 1860s, the daughter of a ship-builder and the wife of a ship's captain. She has always yearned to go to sea herself but her husband refuses to take her even though it was a reasonably common practice at the time for captain's wives, and even children, to accompany them. This captain's wife, however, finally gets the opportunity when one tiny indiscretion disgra [...]

    16. I went back and forth on 3 or 4 stars for this book.The good:The writing is beautiful.The imagery is beautiful.The author was able to make ME feel seasick along with the character.Azuba is a good powerful female character, and her daughter, Carrie, is very very well written.The handling of Azuba's love for Nathaniel while romanticizing another man in her mind is EXACTLY IT. Perfect. Nailed it.The eh:Nathaniel as a "complicated wounded man" makes him pretty one-note.Azuba "realizes" things all th [...]

    17. I really enjoyed this novel. Azuba yearns to be at sea with her husband, a captain, in the 19th century, and she gets her wish. The complications and hardships of the sea life await her, but also the difficulty in navigating her relationship with her husband.Powning's writing style is strong; descriptions are detailed and poetic. Occassionally the prose jumps ahead and I thought I'd missed something, but it's really just to move the plot along and I appreciated the absence of trivial details and [...]

    18. Azuba, a strong and spirited woman, falls in love with a rugged sea captain (Nathaniel). After they marry, she believes that she will accompany him on his travels, but he changes his mind and leaves her behind to the safety - and loneliness - of land. Personal scandal changes everything and an angry Nathaniel is forced to bring his family onto his ship. Azuba, who once idealized life at sea, learns quickly how difficult and lonely it can be, while she struggles to understand and love her husband [...]

    19. I felt this book was definitely worth reading. It was written well, with some beautiful language. The part I liked the most was Azuba’s personal journey to accept her lot in life. If you live the life that you exactly dreamed of then you probably can’t relate to the personal conflict Azuba faces. However, if your life has taken unexpected turns or what you thought you wanted isn’t what you expected it to be – you will enjoy the quandaries that this strong protagonist faces. The ending is [...]

    20. Some could consider the novel a bit predictable or formulaic in some ways, or a bit heavy on the number of mishaps, misfortunes and coincidences that occur. But, it was still a page-turner for me. Thematically, the novel is partially about the complexities of relationships – between husband and wife, extended family members, friends, and society – and about the conflict between work and family. The main character, Azuba, yearns for adventure, and we get to explore her emotions and decisions [...]

    21. The Sea Captain's Wife is a wonderful novel which sucked me in with its' poetic writing from page one. Powning's ability to write a descriptive scene where the reader feels they are there is fabulous. I loved the main character and could associate with her struggles as a woman in a very repressed time for women, struggling for adventure, yet remaining "accepting" to her "status" in life as a married woman.

    22. I read The Hatbox Letters by the same author a couple of years ago. She is a wonderful writer. I will read everything she writes. The Sea Captains Wife takes place in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and then on a sailing ship all around the world. What a hard life. Either waiting and hoping your husband returns after years at sea, or accompanying him and facing the numerous perils on board. Storms, starvation, mutinies and pirates. An amazing story.

    23. Oh, how I loved this book. The words themselves were so lovely, but the detail was amazing. As I read about sea voyages and winters on the coast, I could feel the cold, the heat, the fear. I was completely captivated by life at sea, and by life in the 1860s. The characters were so full, I felt like I knew them. This is one I'll definitely re-read.

    24. A swashbuckling adventure of a read! So descriptiveI was on that sailing ship!! Wonderful story wonderful writing. p. 254"Her permanent state of displeasure suggested that even within herself she was but temporarily lodged."

    25. I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see how captains were treated like royality in that time. Amazing.

    26. Azuba Galloway, shipwright's daughter, looks forward to a future lived at sea with her husband. Her husband, however, has no plans to subject his wife and family to the rough life he lives aboard ship. But when Azuba becomes embroiled in scandal, he has no choice but to take Azuba and their five-year-old daughter, Carrie, with him on his next voyage. Azuba finally gets her wish, but at great cost.I can't say enough about the sensuous detail in "The Sea Captain's Wife." The entire story comes viv [...]

    27. 3.5 stars, pretty good, although not usually my cup of tea. This book was a bit slow paced. The main protagonist was described well and felt like a 3 D character, while the secondary characters were barely described nor reflected upon. How can someone on a ship with a dozen other people not know all their names?! Thankfully the second half of the novel was more exciting. I liked the day to day descriptions on-board, as well as the day to day at the homestead. I also liked that the home base was [...]

    28. Truly enjoyed reading this book--the author adds layer upon layer to the story, until the whole, like any life, is nuanced and full of paradoxical truths. It's just that usually you don't see them, or just see one side of things at a time. Hard to know what to wish for, because you might get it. and then.

    29. I picked up this book at Savers and wasn't really expecting much, but the story of what life at sea was like in the mid-1800s was interesting, especially through the eyes of a woman. Trying to maintain a calm, family environment in the face of massive storms, starvation, pirate attacks was daunting and ultimately made boring life on land a better option.

    30. I love her writing each book a fantastic read . Read this sometime ago but I know I thoroughly enjoyed it Measure of light was also awesome based on a true happening I learned a lot about the trials the quakers went through.This one also a harrowing tale of life on the sea and all the encounters they had to endure.I would recommend her books highly .

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