Nautical Adventure

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Barbados Bound Publisher's Summary

Portsmouth, England,1760. Patricia Kelley, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Barbadian sugarcane planter, falls from her imagined place in the world when her absent father unexpectedly dies. Raised in a Wiltshire boarding school, 16-year-old Patricia embarks on a desperate crossing on a merchantman bound for Barbados, where she was born, in a brash attempt to claim an unlikely inheritance. Aboard a merchantman under contract with the British navy to deliver gunpowder to the West Indian forts, young Patricia finds herself pulled between two worlds - and two identities - as she charts her own course for survival in the war-torn 18th century.

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  • Book 1

    • Barbados Bound

    • By: Linda Collison
    • Narrated by: Ariana Fraval
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Portsmouth, England,1760. Patricia Kelley, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Barbadian sugarcane planter, falls from her imagined place in the world when her absent father unexpectedly dies. Raised in a Wiltshire boarding school, 16-year-old Patricia embarks on a desperate crossing on a merchantman bound for Barbados, where she was born, in a brash attempt to claim an unlikely inheritance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Swept away

    • By Peggy on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Surgeon's Mate

    • Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, Book 2
    • By: Linda Collison
    • Narrated by: Ariana Fraval
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It's late October, 1762. After surviving the deadly siege of Havana, Patrick MacPherson and the rest of the ship’s company are looking forward to a well-deserved liberty in New York. But what happens in that colonial town will change the surgeon's mate's life in ways she could never have imagined. Using a dead man’s identity, young Patricia Kelley MacPherson is making her way as Patrick MacPherson, surgeon’s mate aboard His Majesty’s frigate Richmond. She's become adept at bleeding, blistering, and amputating limbs; but if her cover is blown, she’ll lose both her livelihood and her berth aboard the frigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story fine narration, but a bit anachronistic

    • By D. Faunt on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Rhode Island Rendezvous

    • Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series, Book 3
    • By: Linda Collison
    • Narrated by: Ariana Fraval
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Seven Years War is over but trouble in the American colonies is brewing. Maintaining her disguise as a young man, Patricia is finding success as Patrick MacPherson. Formerly a surgeon’s mate in His Majesty’s Navy, Patrick has lately been employed aboard the colonial merchant schooner Andromeda, smuggling foreign molasses into Rhode Island. Late October, amidst riots against the newly imposed Stamp Act, she leaves Newport bound for the West Indies on her first run as Andromeda’s master. In Havana a chance meeting with a former enemy presents unexpected opportunities.

    Regular price: $19.95