Abraham, an English shipwright, and his wife Yvette confront childlessness and poverty in mid-1700s London until help comes from his old friend, Captain Shirley. Unspeakable acts change Shirley’s life and transform Abraham, at a dear cost.
Off the coast of France, Captain Mackenzie sails the frigate Renown into action, but the politics of Lord Fortrose force him into an unbearable assignment. The Siege of Havana tests his skills, but will it vindicate him?
In this compelling story, historical and fictional characters’ morality and villainy collide with the final unexpected revelations rocking their destinies.
D. E. Stockman is an illustrator and award winning writer who was reared in a small town in the Midwest and now lives outside Chicago. After graduating college, he worked in various aspects of the graphic arts for imprints of Simon and Schuster, Harcourt Brace, and Pearson Education, and wrote articles for an e- zine and trade journals. In his spare time, he researched the history of a French frigate for over a decade.
The ship’s story is recounted along with fascinating fictional and historical characters in his tall-ship Tween Sea & Shore Series. His debut novel, The Ship’s Carpenter, won two Page Turner Finalist 2020 Awards in international competition for both writing and ebooks.
Visit his author’s website for free downloads and updates at: www.stockmanbooks.com