Reflections by award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett, author of many books about the sea
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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Rave Quarterdeck review of Rick Spilman's latest
Spilman’s splendid story puts flesh on the bones of dramatic events, which fired colonial passions and eventually led to America’s War of Independence. His intimate acquaintance with ships under sail, those who trod their decks, and their role in sustaining a young nation create a lively and fast-paced narrative.
Evening Gray Morning Red is a piece of first-rate historical fiction, introducing Thom Larkin, a bright and appealing Yankee hero.