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Book Title: An Ill Wind|
The author of the book: K.A. Perkins
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 310 KB
Edition: LionheART Publishing house
Date of issue: 2012
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Read full description of the books An Ill Wind:Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen year old girl from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown.
Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage.
Aboard the Freyja, she is hopeful that her new life in the Dutch West Indies will be an improvement – a hope that dies when she is given a slave (Klara) and a whip. She discovers that her soon-to-be father-in-law is a ruthless slave trader in league with pirates, and her fiancé is cold, unfriendly and disinterested in Gabriella. She is little more than a vessel to provide the next generation.
Largely ignored and desperately unhappy, she and Klara develop a friendship which makes life bearable – at first. Once married, Gabriella's life takes a turn for the worse and she descends into a world of horror and abuse, until tensions explode. Life will never be the same and she has no choice but to take fate into her own hands.
"Easily got lost in the story which is full of emotion. A must read."
"I could not have enjoyed the novel any more than I did."
"I love when a book can make me feel for a character, whether it's a kindred feeling, one of disgust, or a feeling of pure fear. K.A. Perkins succeeded in doing that for me . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good historical adventure!"
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Read information about the authorKaren Perkins lives in Yorkshire with her partner. She has been a keen sailor since childhood, competing nationally and internationally until the day she had both National and European Ladies Champion titles - and a terminally bad back.
Under the name K A Perkins She has written 1 novella (An Ill Wind) and 2 full-length novels: Dead Reckoning (which was long-listed in the Novel Competition in 2011) and Ready About! (coming in 2013 from LionheART Publishing House) in the Valkyrie series.
Thores-Cross, a haunting novel set in the Yorkshire Moors about isolation and superstition, will also be published in 2013 by LionheART Publishing House.
She has also co-authored a series of children’s books inspired by traditional African stories with acclaimed poet, director and playwright, Peter Mutanda, and a trailer for 'Rabbit and Elephant's Tug Of War' follows:
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