Recent release "The Captain and the Lady" from Page Publishing author Cecilia Johansen is a fascinating tale that follows Sally Waitt, a young woman living in pre-revolutionary America who longs to become a sailor in her father's fleet of ships. However, a chance meeting will forever change the trajectory of her life as she realizes what she truly longs for.
PINOLE, Calif., August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cecilia Johansen, co-founder of the Hawaii Writers Guild and co-editor of its newsletter, has completed her new book "The Captain and the Lady": the gripping story of Sally Waitt, a young woman who's journey to self-discovery and a life of fulfillment after the passing of her mother takes a turn when she is introduced to a dashingly handsome young sea captain.
Johansen begins her tale, "I had long desired to set my foot on one of Father's ships, but being female, I was not allowed. It was considered bad luck. Rebel was my middle name, Father said, so he was not surprised when I begged him repeatedly. A vehement No! was all he said—no discussions, no reasons—he just knew I understood.
"Mother, on the other hand, did not understand at all. Why would I disdain wearing societies' silk and satin fashions of the day for young girls as a mark of femininity in order to do a distasteful thing like being a sailor. I was pretty and blond but desired to wear a sailor's uniform and perform shipboard tasks, not cinch in my waist over shift, petticoat, and gown. I'd rather wear shirt and breeches with my lower legs free of constraints. Often I helped myself to one of my brothers' beaver-felt cocked hats preferring it to the imported English straw with ribbons, covering one of Mother's fancy caps on my head. When caught, I got a stern lecture. As an only daughter with four brothers, she made sure my attire was presentably beautiful, manners fitting any occasion, and my ribbons tied. Being only ten years old, I gave in after a curt conversation with Father. 'Get your education first,' he admonished, placating my mother and putting me off, or so he thought. I vowed to read and learn all I could—especially about the sea!"
Published by Page Publishing, Cecilia Johansen's spellbinding tale is a fascinating narrative that follows Sally as her life unfolds and she discovers where she fits into the world around her. Expertly paced and populated with fully realized characters, "The Captain and the Lady" will captivate the hearts and minds of readers from all backgrounds as Sally experiences romance, heartbreak, and challenges of growing up in colonial America.
Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase "The Captain and the Lady" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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