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The WIlde Flower Saga, Vol II Marilyn M. Schulz

The WIlde Flower Saga, Vol II

Marilyn M. Schulz

Published April 6th 2010
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Caught between countries and accusations, can Kate Senlis, an American-born sea-bound healer, find happiness in a war-torn world when everyone she meets is either related, suspicious, or trying to kill her?New York Colony, Spring, 1774When Katie wasMoreCaught between countries and accusations, can Kate Senlis, an American-born sea-bound healer, find happiness in a war-torn world when everyone she meets is either related, suspicious, or trying to kill her?New York Colony, Spring, 1774When Katie was born, a wise woman of the Abenaki gave her a spirit-bracelet that would let her call up the wind. When she was six years old, Katie heard a white owl cry one night, and it was still perched outside her window the next morning. The natives believe in the power of omens, but she didn’t need the owl to tell her, she felt it in her bones for days: Someone would die this day.Her father is gone to sea much of the time, he’s a captain on a merchant ship. Her mother, a gifted healer, manages alone in the crossroads settlement with friends and family, including Katie’s four older brothers. But there are rumors of unrest that come and go here—American colonists are not happy with the yoke of British rule. Others are still loyal to distant country and king, and distrust has settled in.Katie saw the tragedy the same day she saw the white owl. She was sheltered safely up in her favorite tree, but the same fate was meant for her too. Was she hidden by spirits, luck or magic? No one ever knew, not even Katie, because she couldn’t speak for months after that nor remember the day at all.Her father took her to see with him after that: She grew up all over the world. Kate learned about people and customs, and she has her mothers way with herbal healing—almost. But put her in High Society Tea, and she doesnt know quite what to do.Europe, 1795• French Republicans are locked in a bloody counter-revolution with a persistent, but unorganized, Royalist resistance in a time there called the White Terror.• The French Revolutionaries have declared war on England as well, and the powerful British Royal Navy is now blockading Europe.• To replenish their war-torn navy, the British are known to stop merchant vessels of any flag, forcibly conscripting anyone born in Britain, even if they call themselves American now.• Pirates from North Africa and the Middle East are ravaging trade vessels in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.• In response to the growing threats to their merchants and even their sovereignty, the USA has formed a small, but impressive, navy. American frigates are said to be so formidable, a standing order has been issued: Do not engage a US frigate alone.After her father’s death, Kate slips into southern France to meet with her mother’s cousin, Louis, but French Republicans take her for a spy. Together, they are tossed into prison with a rap on her head for spite. Now she has terrible headaches, but she’s dreaming of that fateful day when she was only a child. But what does her mother’s death have to do with the international troubles now?Kate Senlis is caught between countries and accusations, but all she wants now is to get home. She takes to the sea once again, but it’s a race of time and memory: She is not out here alone, but must run blockade and battle front to fulfill a promise she made to a dying man.THIS BOOK CONTAINS:Vol I: A Contrary WindKate Senlis must run blockade and battle front to fulfill a promise she made to a dying man.Vol II: Trouble the WatersDoes it count as a rescue if you escape pirates only to end up adrift with a crew of women and a cargo of suspicion?Vol III: In the Sea UnshakenCan Kate Senlis, an American sea-bound healer, solve the mystery of her mother’s murder twenty years ago without ending up the same way?True courage is like a kite- a contrary wind raises it higher.- John Petit-Senn (1792-1870)