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The Stowaway

(California Legends #0.5)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  20 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell... A notorious Scottish rake becomes an unwitting stowaway on a ship bound for America, until a spirited young botanist restores his reputation, and he becomes the only one who can save her from a twisted fate.

Amateur botanist Charlotte de Ware couldn't be more excited about sailing with her orchid collection from Scotland
Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Glynnis Campbell
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Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Stowaway
California Legends Series #0
Glynnis Campbell
Release date 11/12/2019
Publisher Glynnis Campbell

Blurb :

A notorious Scottish rake becomes an unwitting stowaway on a ship bound for America, until a spirited young botanist restores his reputation, and he becomes the only one who can save her from a twisted fate.

Amateur botanist Charlotte de Ware couldn't be more excited about sailing with her orchid collection from Scotland to New York to visit kin
Lisa C
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable story about two people who find themselves aboard a ship to America. Although unhappy about their circumstances they make the best of it. A few twists and turns later, we have their HEA. Highly recommend.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Stowaway (California Legends Book 0) by Glynnis Campbell is an enchanting Regency Romance,  set from Scotland, aboard a ship bound for America. A novella and a quick read. 
Follow,  notorious Scottish rake, Travis Jameson, who unwittingly becomes a stowaway on a ship bound for America. And Charlotte de Ware, an amateur botanist, also bound for America. 
Well written and well crafted with charming and enjoyable characters.  The storyline will grab you from the start, as the characters are maneu
Naomi Bell
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A delightful tale set on a packet ship bound for America in 1810. Imagine finding yourself uprooted from your home in Scotland on short notice, placed aboard a small ship traveling for weeks across the Atlantic Ocean and ending up in New York City under mysterious circumstances. Charlotte is bright, beautiful and a woman way ahead of her time. Her curiosity and love of botany make her a woman with depth and character. She’s the kind of woman we all wish we could be, especially under oppressive c ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charming and fun to read! 4.5 stars

I enjoyed Glynnis Campbell's charming story 'The Stowaway'. This novella has wonderful characters and a great plot. I had a hard time putting it down because the characters Charlotte and Travis are so sweet and charming!
Sandra R
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved this, but it was way too short - LOL. If you haven't read the other California Legends books, then I advise you to do so, as they are excellent. ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story has so much going on, Charlotte de Ware, was left in the care of her older brother George,
when her parents go to Oxford to visit her oldest brother. While they are away George does not feel any responsibility to do what he should, instead fills his days with gambling, women and drink.
Charlotte is only a year younger, and knows that he is losing to much and that her parents would not approve but what is she to do. When he tells her their parents are no coming home for Christmas and wan
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte de Ware loved botany more than anything and was also very curious. When Charlotte’s brother, George tells Charlotte that they are leaving for America; Charlotte is worried but looks forward to the grand adventure anyway. Charlotte gets ready even taking her precious orchids with her too. When the day finally arrives for Charlotte to board the ship bound for the Americas Charlotte looks desperately for George who has mysteriously disappeared and does not appear to be on the boat but ama ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This prequel novella to the California Legends tells the story of Charlotte de Ware, who is led to believe that she is traveling to the Americas in the company of her brother, George. The truth, which Charlotte doesn’t find out until much later, comes as a shock to this gently bred young daughter of nobility. Making the best of the situation, she accidentally encounters a stowaway and his faithful terrier, whom she takes pity on, when the captain threatens to throw them both overboard. The stowa ...more
Susan Baez Randleman
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Stowaway by Glynnis Campbell

Sweet story about Travis and Charlotte and of course Campbell. They all meet on a ship bound for New York. Charlotte rescued both Campbell (dog) and Travis by following Campbell to ensure he was safe in the hold and discovered he was laying by a large chest and he refused to leave. She at first believed it was a casket but it moved and she realized it held someone or something inside. Travis broke free startling her and drawing the attention of the first mate. He
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlotte is a well thought out character and she seems a little naïve when her brother, George decides to go take her to New York to visit an aunt, especially when she discovers George isn’t even on the ship.
Travis Jameson is a doctor and when he gets caught in a lady’s bedroom by her husband, he is caught and challenged to a duel. His friends decide he will be killed if he goes through with it, so they give him something to knock him out and stuff him in a trunk and put him on the ship. He is
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a tale of a man and a woman to getting to know each other. He is wrongly thought to be a rake. There’s a villain in here. Our heroines brother. He sets are on board a ship and she thinks she’s traveling with him. But he’s already indentured her to an aunt in America. Our hero is the doctor who’s had to learn second handedly since he doesn’t have a lot of money. And the one that I’ll break your heart is a little dog Campbell. There are so many different twist interns in this wonderfu ...more
Sue Gosland
Man, I wish this book was longer! This was such a delight!

A young woman, a member of Scotland's gentry, is sent to America by her brother under false pretenses. She meets a young man who was sent in a box to America by his friends to keep him from having to duel a husband who's wife he was caught with. So both end up on this merchant ship and meet because his dog jumps onboard to be with him. A most unusual romance begins. Will they be able to continue after they reach land? I loved this one.
Christa Gettys
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful read! No angst, low drama, a steady pace that made me forget all that around me. I couldn't put this down it was just that good.
I may be the odd one one, but the scientific terminology was a perfect addition, just as if it were peppered with straight gaelic and its translations.
The way the mysteries for each character unfold and then the surprise ending (in which the baddie gets his comeuppance) is brilliant as well. And of course a perfect HEA.
I got a pout when I realized I
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A ship on the way from Scotland to America contains a lady who was abandoned on the ship by her brother; a surgeon stowed away in a chest by his friends; and the surgeon's terrier, who jumps on the ship as it is leaving the dock so he can be with his master. Really good story with very interesting twists. What happens when they get to New York was unexpected. I received an ARC of this prequel about the ancestors of the characters in the California Gold series. ...more
Roslyn Stillman
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a nice change from the usual story line that Ms Campbell writes. It is a little more modern and set on a boat. It is a sweet quick read, with a bit of mystery, adventure and of course romance. And when you throw in an adorable dog. You have all you want in a story. There is nothing in this book that you won’t enjoy. I received this as an ARC and was more than happy to do a review.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A novella written in the quintessential style that is uniquely Glynnis Campbell’s. Charlotte is a strong willed and curious young lady. This leads her on an unexpected adventure where she meets the stowaway surgeon Travis and his intrepid puppy Campbell. This becomes the start of the new Scottish generation in the United States and the start of this great new series. A delightful read that will inspire you to science and love.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Can't believe I missed reading this book, when I read BOOKS 1 - 3 between January 11, 2017 through January 15, 2017! It was excellent! ...more
Robbie Bauldree
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book very much. It keeps your attention from the beginning. The story flows from the start.I like that it connected the California Legends series to the De Ware family from Scotland.
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GLYNNIS CAMPBELL is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling "medieval action-adventure romances," mostly set in Scotland, and a charter member of The Jewels of Historical Romance--12 internationally beloved authors. She has over two dozen books published in eight languages. Glynnis once

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