Amanda and I connected on Instagram, and her book sounded so good. I bought a Kindle copy, and she was kind enough to buy a copy of one of mine. I am so glad I did. I throughly enjoyed reading Amanda’s well-researched opus: Thrown to the Wind, book one in the series, A Country for Castoffs. Below is my brief review.
I rubbed the silk ribbon between my fingers and felt the solidness of the wooden musketeer. Once again, we are headed out into the unknown. What would we find…?”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thrown to the Wind is a work of historical fiction by Amanda M. Cetas.
In Thrown to the Wind, I found myself immersed in swashbuckling adventure on par with Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Etienne and his family, French Huguenots, flee from religious persecution, taking refuge in the Netherlands for awhile. Amidst the flight Etienne must escape the ensnarement of pirates and rescue his father from thugs.
They settle into life in their new home, but a time comes when they must escape the clutches of a crooked man. They book passage on a ship and set sail for New Amsterdam across the Atlantic. But will they elude pirates, survive the storms, and endure sickness on the open ocean to arrive in the new country?
Thrown to the Wind taught me much about 17th century ships, their rigging, and operation, and I felt deeply caught-up several times in the well-written, suspenseful, and adventurous novel.
Thank you for reading and letting me share my love of historical fiction with you. Happy reading, J