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Friday, September 14, 2012

Uncharted, by J.B. Chicoine

What do shipwrecks, deserted islands, a spear tossing warrior woman, treasure, romance, an aspiring writer and Maine boat building all have in common?  These parts piece together to form the plot of Uncharted, Story for a Shipwright, by J.B (Bridget) Chicoine released by Rhemalda Publishing.

I confess.  I read an earlier version of Uncharted almost two years ago.  Now, having read a review copy, I am delighted to share Bridget’s good fortune, and her story, with the rest of my blogging community.  Bridget, a talented writer you can find here, and a gifted water color artist you can find here,  treasures all things nautical, a passion that conveys itself through the pages of Uncharted, her first published novel.  

Uncharted: Story for a Shipwright tells two tales, one past and one present, while weaving connections between swashbuckling nineteenth century seafaring history, and a reclusive shipwright on the coast of twenty-first century Maine.  These ties bind love, intrigue and delightful imagery into a page turner of a story.

The jacket blurb reads as follows:

When a peculiar young woman shows up at the Wesley House Bed and Breakfast with a battered suitcase and stories to tell, shipwright Sam Wesley isn’t sure if she’s incredibly imaginative or just plain delusional. He soon realizes that Marlena is like no other woman he has ever met. Her strange behavior and far-fetched tales of shipwrecks and survival are a fresh breeze in Sam’s stagnant life.

Sam isn’t the only one enchanted by Marlena. With his best friend putting the moves on her and a man from her past coming back into her life, the competition for Marlena’s heart is fierce. In the midst of it all, a misunderstanding sends Marlena running, and by the time Sam learns what his heart really wants, it may be too late to win her back.

Uncharted is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble or as Bridget says, order it from your local independent book store.  

Please join me in congratulating Bridget on her success…AND to support this talented author, I will draw one name from all the folks who comment here on this post by Wednesday, September 19, 2012.  One lucky winner will receive an Ebook copy of Uncharted: Story for a Shipwright from Rhemalda Publishing.  


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Bridget! That's wild you read a rough version of the story two years ago.

Anne Gallagher said...

Yay for Bridget! I loved this book. Totally loved this book.

Morgan said...

Thanks for this, Liza! Bridget's work looks wonderful!

E.J. Wesley said...

Go Bridget! Sounds like a fabulous read! :-)

Robin said...

That explains why her blog has been so quiet!!! I didn't realize that she was working on a novel, but so glad to hear that is being published. The bits of fictional writing that she put up on the blog were always so good:-) And her art is amazing!!!! Just beyond happy for her!!!!

Bish Denham said...

Wow, sounds like a GREAT story. Congratulations Bridget!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm so excited for Bridget. I remember when she posted some early watercolors related to the story. I was enchanted then and I'm sure I will be when I read the tale. Thanks for posting this, Liza.

J. B. Chicoine said...

Thanks so much for the review, Liza! and for all the kind and supportive comments...I guess I really am a published author...:-) Yikes!

Wine and Words said...

Tha'ts a book I would buy. I love rooting for the deserving underdog, and Sam sounds perfect for the role :)