Book of the Week: 12 September – 18 September

Trade Winds

 by Christina Courtenay

Trade Winds– A historical romance with a hint of the East and the irresistible lure of adventure on the high seas.

1732 Sweden, and strong-willed Jess van Sandt knows that it s a man’s world. She believes she’s being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather and she’s determined to stop it. Help appears in the unlikely form of handsome Scotsman Killian Kinross, himself disinherited by his grandfather. Jess finds herself intrigued by him. In an attempt to recover her fortune, she  proposes a marriage of  convenience. Killian is  offered the chance of a lifetime with the Swedish East India Company’s Expedition and he’s  determined that nothing will stand in his way, not even his new bride.

Christina Courtenay  has another book in this choc-lit series:

  The Scarlet Kimono

  Abducted by a warlord in 17th-century Japan – what happens when fear turns to love England,1611,      and young Hannah Marston envies her brother’s adventurous life. But when she stows away on a merchant ship, her powers of endurance are stretched to their limit. Then they reach Japan and all her suffering seems worthwhile – until she is abducted by Taro Kumashiro’s warriors. In the far north of the country, warlord Kumashiro is waiting to see the girl who he has been warned about by a seer. When at last they meet, it’s a clash of cultures and wills, but they’re also fighting an instant attraction to each other. With her brother desperate to find her and the jealous Lady Reiko equally desperate to kill her, Hannah faces the greatest adventure of her life. And Kumashiro has to choose between love and honour … Following on from the success of TRADE WINDS, Christina’s second novel THE SCARLET KIMONO is another beautifully written, historically accurate story, with a real romance at its heart. Predominantly set in Japan.


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