The Sea Wife Book Summary and Study Guide

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Leisure, May 2003, 5.99, 309 pp.
ISBN: 0843952075

Near the end of his sea voyage from Australia to England, Miles Dampier rescues a drowning woman from the ocean. On his ship, he nurses his “mermaid” back to health. The grateful Sabina Grey thinks a Selkie saved her life as she recovers yet knows she loves her savior. The ship's captain marries Miles and Sabina, though they hardly know one another.
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In London, the caring attentive male she fell in love with vanishes, as Miles becomes temperamental and thoughtless. He has returned home seeking vengeance that erodes their love. Having faced death once, Sabina refuses to allow her spouse to destroy what they can have if he would let go his hatred.

The support cast is as diverse and interesting as any historical romance will contain. The story line is thrilling, albeit a bit more exciting on the High Seas than when the lead characters are on land. Sabina is a strong heroine who goes after what she wants, which is the return of the beloved man she first met. Though the dramatic change in Miles seems too radical, romance readers will value Holly Cook's delightful concoction, webbed feet and all.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   out for emotional revenge In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Homecaring friend

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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