Boats have been a part of my life since my earliest days. I still remember with affection the toy boats in my bath.
I learned to sail at school, and still remember the smell of new sawn timber from the woodwork shop and the excitement of seeing flat sheets of plywood bend to become something almost animated, a boat.
on Feb. 25, 2018 :
I make it a point to read all the Sea Adventure tales posted here on Smashwords. My bookshelves are lined with sea stories. I enjoy nautical disasters, shipwrecks, sailing adventures, crime on the high seas, maritime yarns, Navy war stories, adventures in exotic ports of call, and romance aboard ships and boats. There's something about a story where the wind is in your hair, the sun is rising and setting, the waves are rolling the hull beneath you. This book has many of these characteristics, and that's why I enjoyed reading it. http://shipsandsailorsblog.blogspot.com
(review of free book)
on Oct. 12, 2017 :
This story went from one thing to another as we follow the main character. I enjoyed all the parts about sailing, racing, accidents and near misses on the water.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 03, 2017 :
If Caroline's Sail is a novella- sized taste of bigger things to come, the literary world will soon be a better place. Make that a great place!
Ross Venner shows remarkable skill in blending a passion for sailing into a story of optimism, human frailties and the subtleties of life, that captures your imagination from page one. The breadth of strong characters invokes both passion and loathing in equal parts and the myriad of subplots keeps the story busily rattling along and leaves you asking for more.
Here's to the promised forthcoming novels, Seakeeper and Doc Rose, "coming soon from Ross Venner".
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Aug. 13, 2017 :
Caroline has come to the reality of the impossible task of having to deal with a career that requires her never to age. As she prepares for the next phase of her life she struggles to find a ‘Mr. Right.’ from a bunch of Mr. Wrongs. The story moves along smoothly and provides a window into a specialized class of sailing.
(reviewed the day of purchase)