Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks


1811, HMS Deborah

A Regency romance on the high seas.

As a young girl, Georgana Woodall dreamed of beautiful dresses, fancy balls, and falling in love. However, when her mother dies, she cannot face a future under the guardianship of her abusive grandmother and instead chooses to join her father on his ship disguised as his cabin boy, “George.”

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 he sees the captain’s cabin boy being harassed by the crew, he immediately puts a stop to it and takes the “boy” under his wing. After discovering a number of clues, Dominic deduces that George is really a woman. Knowing that revealing the cabin boy’s secret would put her in serious danger from the rowdy crew, Dominic keeps silent and hides his growing affection for her.

Georgana is quickly losing her heart to Dominic’s compassion and care but is convinced nothing can come of her affection. She cannot continue to live her life on the sea, and having already missed too many seasons in London, her chances of being welcomed back into polite society and finding a suitable husband have slipped away.

Georgana’s Secret is about two hearts yearning to find a safe harbor, and possibly, a lasting love.

About the author:

Arlem Hawks began making up stories before she could write. Living all over the Western United States and traveling around the world gave her a love of cultures and people and the stories they have to tell. With her travels came an interest in history, especially the history of her English heritage. When she isn’t writing, Arlem is baking her characters’ favorite foods, sewing Regency dresses, learning how to play the tin whistle, and watercoloring. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two children.

In my opinion:

Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks was a joy to read. I loved the story line and felt as if I was also on the sea. It was a story of a young girl named Georgana who goes undercover as a boy so that she could be with her father and escape her grandmother. I don't blame her for leaving. Her grandmother was ridiculously mean. I admired Georgana's character and strength. She endured many trials and grew from each one. She was a strong woman and I loved reading more about her. Of course, I liked Dominic's character as well because he was kind and gentle. He began to take "George" under his care and made an effort to make sure "he" was safe. I felt that the characters were well developed and the story was well done.

My favorite quote of Georgana's Secret was, "The sea will never be the same without you beside me. It wasn't the sea who sat at my bedside day after day. It wasn't the sea who saved me. It wasn't the sea who made each day brighter than the last. It was the girl with oceans in her eyes and love in her heart."

Overall, it was a wonderful proper romance and I definitely recommend it.

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