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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (672 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jessica Blair Narrator: Maggie Mash Publisher: Hachette Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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In the early days of the 19th-century, Whitby is a thriving port. Both the Coulson and the Campion families make a living by the sea. Sam Coulson has three sons: Martin, Ben, and Eric. He has grand plans for expanding his whaling business; and as Seaton Campion has no sons, a marriage between Martin and Campion's eldest daughter, Alicia, will aid the fortunes of both families.

Ben Coulson, Sam's middle son, has turned his back on whaling to follow other pursuits. However, Ben is secretly working hard, waiting for the time to show his father he is not the wastrel he thinks he is.

Ruth Holmes also comes from a sea-faring family. Her father is the captain of one of Sam Coulson's whaling ships. Newly returned from France, she catches the eye of Ben Coulson, and he is instantly smitten.

But when Martin fails to return from his last voyage, their fledging relationship is put under threat. For not only does Sam blame Ruth's father for Martin's death, he sees little reason why his business plans should be thwarted by family tragedy. If Martin cannot marry Alicia, then it is Ben's duty to take his brother's place, regardless of where his own affections lie.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Amadori | 2/15/2014

    " Cute chapter book for children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ms.Patterson | 1/27/2014

    " If you're going to read a book about the secret lives of mice wanting to be part of society back in the day, I suppose this is a great one. But the entire genre/plot is pretty horrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 1/3/2014

    " I listened to this as a book on CD. It's a cute children's book, sort of silly. Richard Peck is so funny that I couldn't pass it by. It is not as funny as his others, but what I enjoyed was the great alliteration he uses in this book. Having it read out loud (great reader) was fun. Kids wouldn't even pick up on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 1/3/2014

    " Richard Peck has always been favorite author and this book is a winner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 12/23/2013

    " Fun historical fiction, with a heroine who reminds me a bit of Miss Bianca in the RESCUERS books. As a kid I adored that series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/7/2013

    " Loved the pictures, too. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story of a mouse family's travels and all their adventures with their humans. Cute cute cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 11/18/2013

    " Very sweet story about mice and their humans traveling across the ocean to meet their destinies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie | 11/13/2013

    " A mouse family whose fates are closely tied to their humans, makes an ocean crossing that changes their lives. This would be a fun read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/17/2013

    " A mouse family, romance and royalty. What could be better than that! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ainsley Latwaitis | 10/16/2013

    " We didn't actually finish this one. My seven year old was bothered by the talk of death, and my four year old lost interest about 1/3 of the way through. Might be more suitable for older children, but we were kind of disappointed. Just a little too dark for my little ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 koji | 9/23/2013

    " one of the best stories i have ever read. When i started to read this i thought it was not going to be good. Then i read more of Secrets at sea and i started to really like it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 8/15/2013

    " I read this book to Lou. She loved it. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 8/5/2013

    " Great writing. The mouse sisters reminded me of the the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice. I am a big Richard Pack fan. I had a really hard time connecting with the story, though. So, didn't love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Otmane EL RHAZI | 6/4/2013

    " Great book to be read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 clare | 4/20/2013

    " Ugh! Didn't like it from the get-go. Mice in clothes with parallel human families. Felt unoriginal,trite, tedious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/15/2013

    " Due out in October, review hidden for now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/30/2012

    " I'm rating this based on what my 11 year old self would have given it. Mouse sisters wearing dresses and going on an ocean crossing? 11 year old me would have adored this book and read it over and over. Adult me thought it was cute, and would probably give it 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 10/27/2012

    " A nice little story that young readers will enjoy. I will be reading the next book in the series. Overall, just a nice read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 11/24/2011

    " This was a pretty good book, even though it was kinda short. I'm glad that everyone got there happy endings but I, like Helena, thought that Beatrice Liked the high ranking gentleman not Nigel. Oh well, it was a good book and I did like it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 9/25/2011

    " Pretty cute, but not my favorite Richard Peck book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peg | 9/13/2011

    " Highly entertaining read; love that Peck tried something new. Subtle comments on class & rank make this deeper than might think. "

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