Monday, December 21, 2020

Georgana’s Secret by Arlem Hawks - ADVISABLE

Georgana’s Secret by Arlem Hawks, 320 pages. Shadow Mountain Publishing, 2021. $16.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



After her mother’s death, Georgana’s father brought her aboard his ship under pretense of her being a distant relative interested in being a ship boy. Now 18yo, Georgana is sick of the sea, sick of the Navy, and sick of being called George. Georgana struggles to find peace with the sea that has taken away so much of her life, even as it seems to breathe life into her father’s new first lieutenant.

Very little of this story went as I expected, which also made reading it more fun than I had hoped. With ample opportunity for misunderstandings and for uncovering secrets, my emotions fluctuated between excitement and anxiousness the entire time. The inevitable happy ending was satisfying and not as cheesy as it could have been, leaving me with nothing but good opinions about this book.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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