Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Barbados Bound” as Want to Read:
Barbados Bound
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Barbados Bound (Patricia McPherson Nautical Adventure #1)

by
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Portsmouth, England,1760. Patricia Kelley, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Barbadian sugarcane planter, falls from her imagined place in the world when her absent father unexpectedly dies. Raised in a Wiltshire boarding school sixteen-year-old Patricia embarks on a desperate crossing on a merchantman bound for Barbados, where she was born, in a brash attempt to clai ...more
ebook
Published October 1st 2012 by Fireship Press (first published July 25th 2012)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Barbados Bound, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Barbados Bound

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 49)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Rick Spilman
Linda Collison’s recently released “Barbados Bound,” begins provocatively, “I came aboard with the prostitutes the night before the ship set sail.”

The year is 1760 and not yet 17 year old Patricia Kelley is, quite literally, seeking to find her place in the world. The illegitimate daughter of a West Indies plantation owner, attending an English boarding school, she finds herself without money, family or connections when her father dies suddenly. With a head full of dreams of reclaiming the plant
...more
Gary Inbinder
Set in the 1760s, a time when the wars of the old world spilled over into the new, Barbados Bound tells the story of 17 year old Patricia Kelley, the natural daughter of
a Barbados plantation owner and his Irish servant. Sent to school in England to be educated as a lady, Patricia’s world changes when her father dies, effectively leaving her on her own. She stows away aboard a merchantman bound for the Caribbean in an attempt to claim what she believes is her inheritance—her father’s plantation.
...more
Felicity Gibson
Barbados Bound by Linda Collison

27th February 2014

“I came aboard with the prostitutes the night before the ship set sail. It was a rash scheme, but I was a brash girl with nothing to my name but a promise.”

The story is set in 1760; Patricia Kelley stows away aboard a merchant ship carrying gunpowder and military stores, bound for Barbados. She is discovered and avoids being put ashore by agreeing to work as a ‘loblolly,’ an assistant to the ship’s surgeon.
Patricia is returning to claim her plant
...more
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2015
Allyria Night
Allyria Night marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2015
Mimi Foxmorton
Mimi Foxmorton marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2015
Dick Kaminski
Dick Kaminski marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Alessandra
Alessandra is currently reading it
Jun 25, 2015
Vivyenne
Vivyenne marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2015
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
May 17, 2015
Ruthie
Ruthie marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2015
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
Judith Schara
Judith Schara marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2014
Luckylula377
Luckylula377 marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
Nicki1590
Nicki1590 marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2014
Victoria Allman
Victoria Allman marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Salmat
Salmat marked it as to-read
May 14, 2014
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
Haru
Haru marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2014
*Ingeborg*
*Ingeborg* marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2014
Katie
Katie added it
Oct 29, 2013
Mohammed Mosleh
Mohammed Mosleh marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2013
Marlee
Marlee added it
Sep 26, 2013
Nora
Nora marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
236684
Linda Collison is the award-winning author of novels, short stories and creative nonfiction.

Looking for Redfeather, a coming-of-age literary novel, was a 2015 Literary Fiction Book Review Spring Spotlight Recipient and Foreword Review's IndieFab finalist, 2013. Her first novel, Star-Crossed, published by Knopf, was chosen by the New York Public Library to be among the Books for the Teen Age -- 20
...more
More about Linda Collison...
Star-Crossed (Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventures, #1) Surgeon's Mate (Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventures, #2) Looking for Redfeather Friday Night Knife and Gun Club Water Ghosts

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »