The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel

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Read The Whiskey Sea Online Free - Running rum during Prohibition, she’ll risk her life—and her heart.

Motherless and destitute, Frieda Hope is determined to make a better life for herself and her sister, Bea. The girls are taken in by a kindly fisherman named Silver, and Frieda begins to feel at home on the water. When Silver sells his fishing boat to WWI veteran Sam Hicks, thinking Sam would be a fine husband for Frieda, she’s outraged. But Frieda manages to talk Sam into teaching her to repair boat engines instead, so she has a trade of her own and won’t have to marry.

Frieda quickly discovers that a mechanic’s wages won’t support Bea and Silver, and is lured into a money-making team of rumrunners supplying alcohol to New York City speakeasies. Speeding into dangerous waters to transport illegal liquor, Frieda gets swept up in the lucrative, risky work—and swept off her feet by a handsome Ivy Leaguer who’s in it just for fun.

As danger mounts and her own feelings threaten to drown her, can Frieda find her way back to solid ground—and to a love that will sustain her?

Title : The Whiskey Sea
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ISBN : 1522639683
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Leslie rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2016

This was one of those books I did not expect to enjoy nearly as much as I actually *did*--always a very cool thing! This novel drew me in from the beginning, and hooked me like a fish (albeit a happily willing one) caught in a net until the end. The audio version was narrated and produced in grea...

Trish rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2016

It is a special thrill as a reader when you are only a few chapters into a book and you know it will be one of your favorite reads of the year. The Whiskey Sea is one of those special books for me. The book begins with a mysterious image of a woman who is in the water and fears drowning. Then the...

CLM rated it ★★★☆☆

August 24, 2016

Giveaway! During the month of August I will be giving away a copy of this historical novel, about plucky sisters who are determined not to let their deceased mother's reputation prevent them from following their dreams. It is set in (of all places) New Jersey! Please visit my blog to enter: http:/...

Tina rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 22, 2016

I gave this book 3 stars because of the writing style and poetic descriptions- the love of the sea and boats (I am in the boating business) and because the authors knowledge of boating and marine engines and the "local" terminology and vocab. BUT here is the downside: at first the lead character...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

August 27, 2016

I received ARC from Set during the prohibition era, Frieda and Bea are left orphaned at an early age. Their fathers are unknown and their mother is the town whore. Silver, a kindly fisherman, takes them in and cares for them. As an adult, Frieda goes rum running in an effort to ear...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2016

“Could love reawaken an almost-dead man and save two young lives? He wanted that now as he’d never wanted anything before.” THE WHISKEY SEA Time: 1920’s Prohibition in the black waters off New Jersey’s Sandy Hook peninsula: In THE WHISKEY SEA (Lake Union Publishing) by Ann Howard Creel, Frieda’s f...

Erin rated it ★★★☆☆

October 10, 2016

Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot.... The Whiskey Sea marks my first experience with author Ann Howard Creel. The premise captured my attention as I’ve not read a lot of Prohibition era literature and saw a degree of promise in the idea of a woman engaging in the...

Misti rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 27, 2017

This was our book club pick for April; we wanted to choose a historical fiction title. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book. It started out OK with a pretty good headstrong character in an interesting situation. But the focus shifted from the story of a young woman trying to make her fortune b...

Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ rated it ★★★☆☆

August 15, 2017

This was a coming of age romance with a sprinkling of the prohibition era and life among the rum-runners. I enjoyed the segments on what I learned about the rum-runners and will look for non-fiction works on the subject. 3 stars.

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

August 10, 2017

Meh....pretty standard historical fiction. Nuff said.

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