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The Ship's Carpenter (Tween Sea and Shore Book 1)

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A Historic Novel of Love, War, and a Renowned Frigate.

Caught between Great Britain and France in the mid 1700s, Abraham struggles to pursue his passion for shipbuilding. Kings and captains interrupt his quest for a peaceful life as he encounters and overcomes barriers in two opposed and stratified cultures.

From the streets of old London to the Citadel of Louisbourg and
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Published September 12th 2019 by Fireship Press
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Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Something a little unusual in naval fiction; instead of only derring-do with captain and crew on one ship, we follow a shipwright, Abraham Robinson, and learn about what a shipwright/ship's carpenter did during the Age of Sail. Set against the backdrop of the War of Austrian Succession, King George's War, and the Seven Year's War, we follow the carpenter on land and sea; from working on shore he is pressed into the British Navy and sees much fighting. This is also the story of the French ship, ...more
Jean Roberts
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Ship's Carpenter by D. E. Stockman
Published September 2019 by Fireship Press
Pages: 219
Genre: Historical Fiction, Nautical, Military
Available: Paperback and E-book

Reviewers Note: I was given a free advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

The Plot: Set in the tumultuous mid-1700s the story follows Abraham, a ship carpenter, as he seeks employment on both sides of the English Channel. Abraham's dream of a peaceful life with his love Yvette is swept aside by the vagaries of
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
PROS: The Ship's Carpenter is a lovingly and carefully written novel, which brings a fresh and thoughtful story to the historical fiction/young adult genre. We follow not a powerful general or dastardly pirate, but a humble carpenter just trying to get by. Abraham feels real, as do all the characters. There are no mustache-twirling villains or simpering damsels in distress, no, these are real people, with real personalities and motivations. I'll admit, despite the author being a male I was ...more
Richard Travis
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"The Ship's Carpenter" is an exciting tale of mid-eighteenth century naval warfare between England and France. Based on true events, author D. E. Stockman follows the perilous seafaring paths of people whose lives are caught up in rival nations' struggles for dominance. His descriptions of period warships that actually partook in the sea battles of the time include just enough naval and sailing terminology for convincing authenticity without being heavy-handed. His compelling treatment of the ...more
Tony da Napoli
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some thoughts… First off, most of my recreational reading the last several years has been centered mostly on Nordic/European noir mysteries. That said, way back when, I used to read many seafaring, sailing ship war stories like Horatio Hornblower. The Ship’s Carpenter reminded me of those.
I read purely for enjoyment and I am not a good critic. So, no great detail here.

I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would. In the end I looked forward to the next chapter – which is a good thing for the
M. Taylor
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must confess that I have read very little naval fiction in the last 10 years or so while focusing on non-fiction although prior to that, I have read a lot. Having said that, I’m very happy to have read it and feel like I should be reading more again.
The Ship’s Carpenter is very well written in a very flowing pace. There’s much to be said as the work is very well researched. I had to refer to Wikipedia and Google a few times to get some definitions of terms and in turn was rewarded by a greater
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David grew up in the Midwest. After high school he served overseas as a Russian translator in the U.S. Air Force. When he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in art, David turned to painting and the graphic arts. In and near Chicago, this profession carried him from publication printing of periodicals such as National Geographic and Playboy magazines, to book publishing ...more