About Georgana’s Secret
Georgana Woodall dreams of freedom—freedom from her past and freedom from her secret. She has been living on her father’s ship for years, disguised as a cabin boy named “George.” But hiding her true self is becoming more difficult, and she yearns to break free of her life on the sea. She’s already missed too many seasons in London, and her chances of being welcomed back into polite society and finding a suitable husband are slipping away.
Lieutenant Dominic Peyton has no time in his life for love, not with his dedication to His Majesty’s Royal Navy claiming his full attention. Determined to prove himself to his new captain, he strives to be an exemplary officer and leader. When Lieutenant Peyton sees the captain’s cabin boy being harassed by the crew, he takes the boy under his wing.
Georgana quickly loses her heart to Dominic’s compassion and care, but needing to maintain her disguise as a cabin boy, she is convinced nothing can come of her affection.
Georgana’s Secret is about two hearts yearning to find a safe harbor, and possibly, a lasting love.
I don’t know how Arlem Hawks did it, but the way she wrote this one sucks the reader in from the very first! I loved the uniqueness of the plot. Her characters were fabulous. I almost felt like I was on the high sea on board the Deborah with them.
Let’s start with Georgana. She’s on board the Deborah with her father the captain. Only she goes by the name of George. Her father is trying to save her reputation any way he can. But the way “George” seems to be the captain’s favorite causes her issues with the other ship’s boys. I loved the way Georgana was not afraid to work. She worked as hard as all the boys did. And she was loyal. She showed her loyalty to the very end. Such a well-written character.
Then there’s Dominic. I really liked him as well. He noticed George, something that not very many adults seemed to. Specifically, he noticed that George was picked on by the other boys and tried to help him learn to defend himself. I loved the way that Georgana fell for Dominic little by little during these sessions, even though he had no idea who she was. This was so beautiful!
The plot of this one kept me enthralled from the beginning. I loved the fight scenes, as well as the romance ones. This author did a fabulous job with this book! I can’t wait for more books by her!
I was sent a copy of Georgana’s Secret as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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