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Lenora Brewer’s family owns the largest shipyard in Salem Massachusetts and Lenora, as her father’s only living child, is given free rein to learn the business. When Lenora’s father is killed in a carriage accident, her relatives arrange a marriage to a wealthy investor who is rumored to have beaten his first wife to death. Lenora devises a scheme to stowaway on The Sweet ...more
ebook, 90 pages
Published July 2013 by Champagne Books
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Gary Bonn
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sweet Leonora: Ute Carbone

Before you open this book, take a deep breath and find a place where you’ll not be interrupted. Sweet Leonora is fast-paced story that takes us on an adventure of the heart, far-away places and the sea. You’ll smell the salt air, the sweat of horses and the perfume of exotic gardens.
Ute knows her audience well and writes with skill for them. She also has the confidence to break out of the strictures and bland formulae of modern romance – and will build an ever increasin
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Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Amongst the wistful waves and tides of the sea, rides a ship named Sweet Lenora that has been charged with breaking the record for sailing around Cape Horn to San Francisco. This challenge lays the stage for a love story found aboard the decks of this clipper. Captain Anton Boudreaux and Lenora Brewer, the vessels namesake, find the record is the least of their worries. A tale of secrets, betrayal, and loving affection earn this novella 3 stars.

Set in Pre-Civil War Salem, Lenora Brewer has just
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Ute Carbone
Jul 03, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This little novella represents a big leap of faith. My publisher, Champagne Books, put out a call for submissions. A call for submission is a shout out to authors that the publisher is looking for some specific thing. In this case, Champagne wanted to do a ‘dark heroes’ series, novella length stories that would feature a troubled hero, a man chased by demons who was having a hard time saving himself, let alone a damsel in distress.

My inner critic, Zelda, told me not to answer the call. Because,
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Sweet Lenora (Dark Heroes Series) is a novella of only 90 pages. While I enjoyed this story, I felt it was just too short with events happening too quickly. I wanted more time for the story to unfold. Sweet Lenora is well written but would have greatly benefited, IMO, from a longer timeline. Leonora is bereaved after the sudden death of her father who was the wealthy owner of a shipyard in Salem, Massachusetts. She will inherit a fortune upon the day of her marriage. When she is betrothed to an ...more
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

A short historical romance and a bit of excitement, "Sweet Lenora" is a nice read for a relaxing evening or subway commute.

Read full review in the 2013 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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Sweet but not salty high seas romance adventures. Very recommended for a short, enjoyable read.
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Award winning author Ute Carbone pronounces her first name Oohtah, but doesn't spell it that way. She lives with her husband in Southern NH, where she spends her days drinking coffee, eating chocolate, walking in the woods, and dreaming up stories.

There's been a long list of things I've wanted to be. Some of them were fanciful- ballerina, trapeze artist, world class ski racer. Some more serious-d
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“I made my promises in English and Anton did the same and even if the little priest understood not a word of it, we were given to know it was understood by God and that the union was made for better or worse, no matter what the tongue, for the language of the heart is spoken in all the corners of the earth.” 1 likes
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