She Rises

She Rises

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Warned to avoid the sea where her father and brother lost their lives, Louise Fletcher is offered work in the bustling naval port of mid-18th-century Harwich and finds herself in service to a haughty and fascinating mistress, while beaten 15-year-old Luke is unwillingly forced into the dangerous life of a sailor.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781620400975
1620400979
Branch Call Number: FIC WORSLEY, KATE
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 22 cm

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alden3
Jan 17, 2015

Too much explicit lesbian sex.

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Persnickety77
Nov 24, 2014

Such a beautiful cover! And historical fiction featuring boats and queer people? I'm all over that sort of book. That being said: the first half of this book bored me, and i almost gave up on it. eventually it got more interesting, and i read the last 120 pages in a few hours, all aflutter. the ending is the bittersweet kind that lingers with you

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mfsteven
Feb 01, 2014

This book was very different than I thought it would be: more modern and provoking than a sea story or a rags-to-riches narrative. The "twist" came to me well before it occurred in the book, but that did not diminish the skill of the writing. I love the ending when the future trajectory of the story is both obvious and obscure. I will read more of this writer's work when/if it comes.

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maven
Jul 23, 2013

Ugh. Not at all what I thought it would be, and not really in a good way. The writing started off really well, but eventually it started to deteriorate, along with the quality of the whole storyline. I really don't have any interest in the whole "maid with humble beginnings fawns over snotty, spoiled brat of a mistress" thing. Just a silly historical soap opera, with a plot twist that was pretty easy to predict at less than 100 pages in.

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finn75
May 12, 2013

Great twist I did not see coming. Great descriptions of the navy and 18th century life. Well worth a read.

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