First Fury

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Book 1 of 3. Based on the true story of a woman wronged, First Fury is a quest for vengeance. In 1848, Ann is abandoned by her lover. Then, dressed as man, anger drives her to sign on to a whaling ship to hunt down the fellow who “ruined” her. This is a different kind of love story. “Blinding vapors of foam and white-fire...the first fury of the whale's headlong rush...” [Moby Dick, page 81] More
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About Thomas Macy

I grew up as the son of a small town weekly newspaper editor. With no lack of paper, I 'wrote' from before I could write. But, as life happened, I immersed myself in my growing family and my computer programming career. My writing was limited to a few hours here and there. I wrote short stories, composed Bible studies, and just plain loved researching and writing. Then, in 2003, I came across the account of Rebecca Ann Johnson and, after verifying its authenticity, decided it was begging to be told. Today, my wife Sandy and I live in Windsor and, now that I am retired, I spend a lot more of my time in the craft of writing...that is when I am not feeding her flower fetish.

About the Series: Fury
The Fury series begins with First Fury and follows Rebeccah Ann Johnson into the mid-nineteenth century whaling industry as she hunts down the man who ruined her. As her adventure continues, she gains friends and adversaries. Trials test them and secrets threaten them as they head east. Can a "ruined" heart learn to dance?

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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on May 14, 2018 :
Being not a member of any church, I never read religious literature but I am happy to have come across this book, which has religious elements included in the plot. The female hero, a scepticist, is convinced by sort of a lay preacher on the ship to doubt her own motives for vengeance and brought within long months to acknowledge she is master of her own fate. As this has been true for all her life, her dire situation must be a consequence of her own, past behaviour. During this process she learns to master her emotions and shape her own future.
This plot is unobtrusive and I, completely areligious, gained very much insight from the book. As if that were not enough, there is underlying a very tactful and tender love story within the inner world of the main person. Furthermore, it's style is written masterfully and exciting, and I learned lots of 19th century maritime navigation and whaling. In this it remembers me of Kassandra Alvarado's "The white passage", another masterfully book about a woman aboard a big sailing vessel.
I strongly advise you to not let deter you from reading "First Fury" because of it's christian elements, it is one of the best and most exciting books I have ever read.
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