The Whiskey Sea

The Whiskey Sea Review

Running rum during Prohibition, she’ll risk her life—and her heart.

Motherless and destitute, Frieda Hope is determined to make a better life for herself and her sister, Bea. The girls are taken in by a kindly fisherman named Silver, and Frieda begins to feel at home on the water. When Silver sells his fishing boat to WWI veteran Sam Hicks, thinking Sam would be a fine husband for Frieda, she’s outraged. But Frieda manages to talk Sam into teaching her to repair boat engines instead, so she has a trade of her own and won’t have to marry.

Frieda quickly discovers that a mechanic’s wages won’t support Bea and Silver, and is lured into a money-making team of rumrunners supplying alcohol to New York City speakeasies. Speeding into dangerous waters to transport illegal liquor, Frieda gets swept up in the lucrative, risky work—and swept off her feet by a handsome Ivy Leaguer who’s in it just for fun.

As danger mounts and her own feelings threaten to drown her, can Frieda find her way back to solid ground—and to a love that will sustain her?

Title:The Whiskey Sea

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  • Leslie

    This was one of those books I did not expect to enjoy nearly as much as I actually *did*--always a very cool thing! This novel drew me in from the beginning, and hooked me like a fish (albeit a happil...

  • Trish

    It is a special thrill as a reader when you are only a few chapters into a book and you know it will be one of your favorite reads of the year. The Whiskey Sea is one of those special books for me.The...

  • Tina

    I gave this book 3 stars because of the writing style and poetic descriptions- the love of the sea and boats (I am in the boating business) and because the authors knowledge of boating and marine engi...

  • Karen

    I received ARC from netgalley.com. Set during the prohibition era, Frieda and Bea are left orphaned at an early age. Their fathers are unknown and their mother is the town whore. Silver, a kindly fish...

  • CLM

    Giveaway! During the month of August I will be giving away a copy of this historical novel, about plucky sisters who are determined not to let their deceased mother's reputation prevent them from foll...

  • Cindy Roesel

    “Could love reawaken an almost-dead man and save two young lives? He wanted that now as he’d never wanted anything before.” THE WHISKEY SEATime: 1920’s Prohibition in the black waters off New...

  • Erin

    Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....The Whiskey Sea marks my first experience with author Ann Howard Creel. The premise captured my attention as I’ve not read a l...

  • Heidi

    I liked it but it wasn't quite what I thought it would be. I thought there would be more about prohibition and rum running but the historical context took a back seat to Freida and her internal confli...

  • Misti

    This was our book club pick for April; we wanted to choose a historical fiction title. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book. It started out OK with a pretty good headstrong character in an interest...

  • Jen ?????

    This was a coming of age romance with a sprinkling of the prohibition era and life among the rum-runners. I enjoyed the segments on what I learned about the rum-runners and will look for non-fiction w...

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