Trade Winds

Trade Winds

by Christina Courtenay

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Overview

Marriage of convenience – or a love for life? It’s 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jessvan Sandt knows only too well that it’s a man’s world. She believes she’s being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather – and she’s determined to stop it. When help appears in the unlikely form of handsome ScotsmanKillianKinross, himself disinherited by his grandfather, Jess finds herself both intrigued and infuriated by him. In an attempt to recover her fortune, she proposes a marriage of convenience. Then Killian is offered the chance of a lifetime with the Swedish East India Company’s Expedition and he’s determined that nothing will stand in his way, not even his new bride. He sets sail on a daring voyage to the Far East, believing he’s put his feelings and past behind him. But the journey doesn’t quite work out as he expects…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906931230
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire and is married with two children. Although born in England, she is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan and she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East and other parts of the world.

Her debut novel Trade Winds, a historical romance and adventure story, was short-listed for the Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, received the Best Historical Fiction prize for the Big Red Read 2011. Her novels Highland Storms and The Gilded Fan both won the Historical Novel of the Year award (Highland Storms in 2012 and The Gilded Fan in 2014), while The Silent Touch of Shadows (time slip) won the Festival of Romance award for Best Historical in 2013.

Christina also writes contemporary YA and New England Rocks was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award in the YA category in 2014.

Her hobbies include genealogy, archaeology (the armchair variety), listening to loud rock music and collecting things. She loves dogs, reading and chocolate.

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Trade Winds 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Rosiolady More than 1 year ago
I liked it. Plenty of story and not too much romance and descriptions of sexual action. It was well done.
swsky More than 1 year ago
Killian Kinross, heir to the Scottish title of Lord for the house of Rosyth, is the black sheep of his family. A gambler by trade, he finds himself the owner of a ship. About the same time he is also falsely accused of being the person responsible for a young lady's delicate condition. The result is an unexpected trip to Sweden and his decision to prove he isn't the scoundrel his grandfather believes him to be. After arriving in Sweden with his letter of introduction to Robert Fergusson for employment purposes, he finds himself rather fascinated with Mr. Fergusson's step-daughter, Jessamijn. From this point forward the reader becomes embroiled with a story of deception, romance and even travel to China. This is a long book and I felt the author did a good job in maintaining pace overall. Towards the end it feels slightly rushed but not to the point where it interfered overwhelmingly with my enjoyment of the story. That rushed feeling, however, along with some formatting problems, is what leads me to give the book four stars. Historical romance fans like myself should enjoy the story quite a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction with just enough romance. Couldn't put it down, a real page turner. Lots of adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction, well written, little bit of romance, compelling characters, and plot! A pleasant surprise after so many nook book discount let downs. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little bit history, romance, and adventure to make this a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trade Winds has a little bit of everything. Romance, mystery and action. For over 800 pages it's a very quick and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book , I enjoyed it !
DustyDesertGal More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book which covered history unfamilar to me. Lots of adventure and sailing kept my interest page to page. will read other books by the author Christina Courtenay!
deborahswift on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel is a light read that will appeal to those readers of historical fiction who seek to escape from the Tudors in England, as it is set initially in Sweden, and this makes for a refreshing change.It is strong on character but weaker on a sense of period, but then I'm sure that is what the author intended.The main characters are likeable - Killian the irrepressible Scot, and Jessamijn Von Sandt the feisty swedish beauty. There is of course no doubt that they will end up romantically attached, but the plot of "evil stepfather withholds inheritance" has enough twists and turns to keep you reading, even though you are aware you have to suspend your disbelief whilst you are being thoroughly entertained. This is published under the Choc Lit imprint and it is exactly right for escapist chick-lit fans, to sit on a cosy sofa on Sunday afternoon with a box of Black Magic to hand. Cristina Courtenay takes us on a breathless journey from snow in Sweden to the bustling streets of Canton in China.It is very well done, and I suppose my only criticism would be that it lacked any kind of sub-text or underlying theme or substance that would make me want to read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCELLANT. One great story........get it and do not miss out on this one.
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Very well writen piece of historical fiction. A quick read and nice love story melded with true accounts in history.
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seagem More than 1 year ago
Any historical fiction fan will enjoy this book. Well written for a book over 800 pages. It was a real page turner that I could hardly put down. The author describes the characters and their adventures well without being boring. Will definitely read the sequel.