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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Calanesaea is a work of fiction in the historical, romantic, and adventure sub-genres, and was penned by author Gail Meath. Set in 1785 as the American Revolutionary War ends and the French Revolution rages on, a sweeping narrative takes us traveling the high seas with plenty of intrigue and mystery. The titular character Calanesaea survives a shipwreck and is taken in by a native family in the Bahamas. Keeping silent about her past is essential, but when circumstances lead her to the ship of Captain Reece Garrett, her true story and identity must come to light if she is ever to find peace.
Fans of sweeping historical romance with plenty of emotion and mystery will certainly adore this masterpiece of fiction by author Gail Meath. The late eighteenth-century setting offers a huge amount of atmosphere and context to the lives that the characters are leading, whilst also providing a lavish and dangerous backdrop for the budding romance to blossom. One of the things which I enjoyed so much in the writing was the attention paid to the central protagonist’s emotional state and her search for identity, which makes Calanesaea a relatable figure, but also one whom we root for and want to learn more and more about. The action scenes and the discoveries from Reece’s past were also filled with thrills and surprises, and overall I would highly recommend Calanesaea as an accomplished work of historical fiction that will satisfy both romance and adventure fans of all types.