Carol Newman Cronin


In 2004, Carol crowned a lifetime of competitive achievement by winning two races for the USA at the Olympics, and she still wins the occasional sailboat race. Since retiring from Olympic sailing, Carol has focused on writing about boats, both fiction and fact.

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  • The Defector on Jan. 06, 2010

    Although I don't usually enjoy thrillers, the plot of The Defector hinges on personality - and that makes all the difference. With tough decisions for his main character to make at every turn, author Mark Chisnell shows that people can change for the better without stretching the limits of our belief. His descriptions of a variety of locations made me feel like I'd been there before - even when I hadn't. A great travel read, especially for sailors.
  • The Wrecking Crew on March 31, 2010

    I actually liked this novel better than the first one. The description of going aground and Hamnet's eventual escape from the ship had me on the edge of my e-seat. Great for sailors, commercial ship folks, or just anyone who likes a rollicking adventure story.
  • All I Want on Nov. 16, 2010

    A lovely piece that weaves past and present into a seamless story.
  • Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) on Nov. 22, 2010

    I was disappointed when this ended, until I realized there was another one that I could download right away. Now diving into Mud and Gold... Sentence of Marriage is a highly recommended look at a New Zealand girl's life (and a cause for thanks that I don't have it).
  • Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2) on Dec. 23, 2010

    I gobbled down this entire series, but this one was the hardest of all because Amy's life was so hard. Even as I was wishing things would get better I was appreciating the writing that made me care so much. Well Done.
  • Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3) on Dec. 23, 2010

    I finished Mud and Gold late one night and downloaded the next in the series then a there. Glad it was an ebook!
  • A Second Chance on Dec. 23, 2010

    Can't wait for your next book, and very glad there was a happy ending for most!