The Unlikely Master Genius
On Sale: May 1, 2018
Featuring: Able Six; Meridee Bonfort
Hardcover / e-Book
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Sailing Master Able Six, Royal Navy, is a man like no other.
To call him a mere polymath is to sell him short. Someone
with his extraordinary gifts should rise to the top, unless
it is the 1800s, where pedigree and money govern Regency
society, as sure as Napoleon seeks world domination. A
bastard raised in a Scottish workhouse with nothing in his
favor except his amazing mind, Able must navigate life
ashore on half-pay during the uneasy Truce of Amiens, and
find a way to provide for his charming bride Meridee
Bonfort, a gentlewoman to be sure, but lacking a dowry.
Assisted by two sea captains acquainted with his startling
abilities, Able finds himself teaching mathematics and
seamanship at St. Brendan the Navigator School, which is
itself an experiment, taking boys like Able from workhouses
and training them to serve the fleet in wartime. Meridee has
agreed to invite four lads who need extra attention into
their home in raffish, unsavory Portsmouth.
Calling themselves the Gunwharf Rats, these St. Brendan lads
show promise in an unpromising world. Can a sailing
master-turned-teacher uncover their potential? Can Meridee
find a way to nurture young hearts bruised too soon by life?
What will happen when war breaks out again? And what is it
about Able Six, the unlikely master genius?
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