Come Looking for Me: A Novel by Cheryl CooperCome Looking for Me: A Novel by Cheryl Cooper

Come Looking for Me: A Novel

byCheryl Cooper

Paperback | October 12, 2010

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In Come Looking for Me, a mysterious young English woman named Emily risks a crossing of the Atlantic during the War of 1812 for the promise of a new adventure in Canada. But she never arrives.

Captured by Captain Trevelyan, a man as cold-blooded as his frigate is menacing, Emily is held prisoner aboard the USS Serendipity. Seeking to save herself, she makes a desperate escape overboard in the midst of a raging sea battle and is rescued by the British crew of HMS Isabelle. Yet Emily has only exchanged one form of captivity for another, and remains in peril as England escalates its fight against the United States on the Atlantic.

On board the Isabelle, Emily encounters a crew of fascinating seamen and strikes up unexpected friendships, but life on a man-of-war is full of deprivations and dangers to which she is unaccustomed. Amidst heartache and tragedy at sea, she struggles to find her place among the men until a turn of events reveals her true identity. And when Trevelyan's ship once again looms on the horizon, Emily fears losing the only man she has ever loved and falling into the hands of the only man she has ever loathed.

Come Looking for Me is a rich and compelling story of love and courage, friendship and treachery, triumph and loss. With humour and poignancy, author Cheryl Cooper captures all the colour, detail, and excitement of the great ships from the golden age of sail, while bringing to life those who fought upon them. She tells a story of the bravery of the men locked in the epic, brutal struggle that was the War of 1812, and the courage of a woman who, with extraordinary determination, labours to make her own way in life and in love.

Cheryl Cooper has a degree in English and Education from Queen's University. A former teacher of hearing-impaired children and a volunteer for the Children's Foundation of Muskoka, she lives in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Title:Come Looking for Me: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926577078

ISBN - 13:9781926577074

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just "A Novel".... A GREAT Novel! I'm no literary critic by any stretch of the imagination, but I know a good book when I read one, and Cheryl Cooper's 'Come Looking for Me" is well ensconced in the "Good Book" category. I have read a lot of Steven King over the years, and one of the things I like best about his writing is his character development - I have to say that Mrs Cooper has done an awesome job (in my humble opinion) of just that - character development. I felt I knew the people in her story, and now that I'm finished it I'm going to miss them. I'm a real old softy when it comes to emotional stories - I watch "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol" every year, and I cry every year - and I'm not ashamed to admit that I had tears in my eyes at the end of her book. Keep writing Cheryl, whatever you do, because I will look forward to your next one!
Date published: 2014-02-26

Editorial Reviews

Hours of meticulous research has resulted in a faithful often brutal depiction of life on a British man of war. This story mixes a generous amount of mystery, humor, action, suspense and unexpected romance into a colourful tale of high seas adventure. - Garrison Community Council