This was a romance, a fantasy and a suspense rolled into one. Luckily it was a quick read since I couldn’t put it down. The day I raced through this book, it was raining outside and just set the mood. This is the first book by Demelza Carlton that I am reading and it sure won’t be the last. She has a way with words
The romantic angle is not sappy and the suspense adds to it rather than takes away from it. Who is Maria and why is she silent? You are left to develop the character of Maria through her actions and through the people that she interacts with. It’s a ship and of course each character has a vivid personality.
The author’s passion for the sea id quite obvious and comes through in her vivid descriptions. This story has been a bit of a tease as it leaves you wanting to know what happened next. Very enjoyable and well written!