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I Mary [PDF] ⚣ I Mary ✯ Mike Hartner – Thomashillier.co.uk Mary Crofter's first trip on the water was just after her first birthday when her parents came from her birthplace in Kilwa to Portsmouth She's been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and othe Mary Crofter's first trip on the water was just after her first birthday when her parents came from her birthplace in Kilwa to Portsmouth She's been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and other places since She loves the water and the water seems to love her Can she survive on the water Will people ever take seriously a GIRL as a sailor Will she ever come off the water If she does will the lure of the ocean draw her back She was born to privilege but does she even know And importantly in a time of English Civil War is it better that she doesn't know This is the third book in The Eternity Series.

10 thoughts on “I Mary

  1. Mareena Mareena says:

    Mary Crofter has spent the majority of her life on the water Since the age of two she has felt the call of the sea and has always had an affinity with the ocean that most people could never understand Her first trip aboard a ship was when her parents James and Rosalind Crofter sailed from her birthplace of Kilwa in Tanzania to Portsmouth England This was shortly after Mary's first birthday in 1635At the age of twelve Mary is finally allowed to realize her greatest dream in life she becomes an honorary crew member on one of her father's trading ships Mary is absolutely delighted to be given such a chance but she still has her doubts While she has been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and other ports as well Mary knows that she still has a very long way to go before she is accepted entirelyDespite having such an affinity with the water; and sailing with her parents will Mary be able to survive on the water? Will people ever take her seriously as a sailor? Is a girl truly competent enough to sail with a crew of men? Mary only knows that she will never know the answers to these uestions for certain unless she takes the plungeAnd yet once she does will Mary ever tire of the sailor's life? Will there ever come a time in her life when she will want to come off the ocean and eventually settle down? And if she does settle down will the lure of the ocean ever prove strong enough to draw her back?I must say that as with the previous two books in the series I absolutely loved I Mary by Mike Hartner In my opinion the plot was well developed and fast paced; and I was drawn into the story right from the beginning The characters were extremely likable and I connected with them all rather uicklyI'm not sure if there will be a seuel to this book but I certainly hope so I'm invested in each of these characters and the time period and avidly want to know where the story will go from here I give this book an A

  2. Jesikah Sundin Jesikah Sundin says:

    Author Mike Hartner did it again From the beginning I was swept away by another of his beloved characters This time Mary CrofterHartner infuses his high seas adventures with coming of age tales of honor and chivalry In the third installment of The Eternity Series Mary not only discovers and defends the noble parts of herself her actions esteem the worth and value of others She has a sharp mind not afraid to work hard and yearns for the sea determined to forge a destiny contrary to how 17th century culture confined the roles of women This is what I loved about her What a fantastic role model for young women I Mary keeps with tradition and is told in the same memoir like style of I Walter and I James In Mary's recount the reader is taken on a journey from life on the high seas during the 1600's to the English civil war between the Royalist and Parliamentarians and even explored part of the English invasion of Scotland As a history lover I enjoyed seeing these events come alive Like the other books in the series the romance is sweet and clean and the title character is first introduced to the reader around age 10 11 Perfect for middle grade on up Recommended to lovers of historical fiction especially to those who enjoy stories with coming of age themes andor about sailing life during the 16th 17th centuries Great job Mike I look forward to the next installment D

  3. Thomas Wise Thomas Wise says:

    I love to read a substantial Historical Fiction and I MARY delivers for genre junkies like me Mike Hartner does a terrific job of building a world of waves and foreign lands as Mary follows her passion in the dangerous profession of sailing First person perspective is a difficult writing style and Hartner does an excellent job; making this story real and drawing the reader into Mary’s lifeAs the story begins I wonder if her confidence displays the naiveté of her age will she regret her youthful demands or perhaps rise to the challenge and thrive Mary becomes a role model breaks the barriers of tradition and experiences the turbulence of civil war with graceHartner delivers a well balanced well written story worthy of our reading hours

  4. Melissa (thereaderandthechef) Melissa (thereaderandthechef) says:

    Talk about a strong female lead character I Mary focuses on the life of Mary Crofter granddaughter of the great Walter Crofter and daughter of James Crofter as she joins at a young age the crew of a small boat owned by her family and goes on and about to explore foreign lands and watersIt was a great pleasure to read about a girl – and eventually a young woman as fierce and courageous as Mary Crofter Her character surprised me since the adventure she embarks upon is sure not an easy feat and done by a girl? Definitely unheard of especially in the 1600sI liked that Mary was really smart and dedicated She always worked hard to make things right and truly earned her place It didn’t matter that the Crofter family owned the ship she was working on she worked as hard even harder as the rest of the crew and learned all about sailing ships and surviving at seaThere were plenty of dangerous bumps on the road and so many situations where Mary was at a disadvantage what with the civil war between the Royalists and Parliamentarians and other political issues Mary’s life was a tough one Exciting yes but really tough and I’m pretty sure one I wouldn’t have survived if I’d have been in her shoesWhat really stressed me out was how Mary’s parents James and Rosalind allowed Mary to go on such a dangerous adventure I know she was entitled to and there was a bigger purpose to it but stillYou’d think that after reading the first two books in the series I’d be already used to Mike’s writing but in reality the endings of his books always catch me off guard They are all bittersweet and I Mary was no exception It made me tear up as I reached the last few pages and I feel a bit hollow inside I already miss my beloved charactersIf you love history or you enjoy exciting adventures then you will surely enjoy I Mary It’s my favorite book in the series so far and you will meet one amazing main character well two because I loved Andrew as well This review can also be found at Kate Tilton Connecting Authors Readers And thanks go out to Mike Hartner for the eARC in exchange for my honest opinion

  5. Natalie Natalie says:

    This story is set in the 1600's during the English Crown Historical romance has never been my forte' until this series I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in the seriesMary Crofter is the daugther of James Crofter We have heard of James in I James and his adventures on the high seas Mary's grandfather is Walter from I Walter I Mary is the third installment of The Eternity SeriesThe apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Mary She is anxious and ready to embark upon her own journey and sail upon the sea as wellAt the young age of 12 she sets sail and stops at nothing less than learning as everyone else pulling her own weight and becoming a very strong and fearless female sailor Being a part of the crew and sailing on the ship her family owns Mary never wanted to be treated any different from any of the other male sailorsUpon her sails she meets the love of her life Andrew The love story between these two is one for the history books They are devoted to their children and helping others along the way Will Mary one day have to make the decision to leave her love of sailing? You must read to find outMy tears fell at the end of this historical romance It left me with a peace that is is unexplainableIt never ceases to amaze me at how swept away I am when I read another one of Mike Hartner's books Mike's detail and history in this book are impressive to say the leastI am hoping Mr Hartner has adventures up his sleeve I feel that I will never get enough of this family and their stories to tell

  6. T.M. Franklin T.M. Franklin says:

    I Mary tells the story of Mary Crofter the granddaughter of Walter in I Walter and daughter of James from I James Kicking off when Mary's about eleven years old and sets sail as part of a crew for the first time the story takes us through her life – a coming of age tale of adventure on the high seas and on solid groundHistory buffs will enjoy Mary's first hand account of real life events such as the civil war between the English Roundheads and Royalists and the invasion of Scotland You'll get a taste of life on a 17th century ship through the eyes of a girl growing up in defiance of traditional gender roles of the era A girl becoming a sailor? It's unheard of but Mary is determined to make her future at seaThe only criticism I have is that the first person narrative jumps points of view a few times without warning and left me a little confused It's not enough to ruin the enjoyment of the story but can make you turn back a page or two to figure out who's speaking I did review an ARC however so it's possible this will be addressed in the final versionOverall I Mary is a good tale with adventure romance espionage a little of everything If you love historical fiction this is the book for youI was gifted an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  7. Gayle Pace Gayle Pace says:

    MY THOUGHTSI Mary is the third book in The Eternity Series first book was I James and second I Walter Set is the 1600's this is a historical romance Mary Crofter daughter of James from I James can't wait to journey upon the high seas She is only 12 years of age but nothing stops Mary She becomes part of the crew learning everything she can from the ship mates The ship is owned by her family At this period in time women didn't do this type of work It was frowned upon but that didn't stop Mary The author gives us the romance of Mary and Andrew They meet while she is sailing the seas As times go on Mary continues to sail even after her and Andrew have children But what will happen that will make Mary uit sailing? The author gives such explicit detail that you can picture young Mary working the sails and swabbing the deck along with the other sailors You can almost smell the salty air as the wind blows the sails I didn't read the other two books but now I know I must After reading this one I found I want to know about the Crofter family The author combined history coming of age and romance to bring about this wonderful book It is a good clean book with a tender romance There are so many good things in this book Self esteem respecting others standing up for yourself working hard learning as much as you can and so much This isn't just for children but a good book for young girls showing them that they can do anything and be anybody with determination and lots of hard work I enjoyed it and I'm far from being a young girlI liked the switching from first person narrator that the author marked the change with three stars above the start Also the adding of some of the Scottish talk such as bairn lass and laddie I would recommend this book to young boys and girls and adults for an adventure on the high seas with a strong intelligent hard working young lady who loves the sailing and the seas I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it

  8. Lela Lela says:

    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis is a historical romance about a woman sailor named set back in the mid 1600's during the English Crown Mary Crofter was a young girl about the age of 12 when she announced to her parents that she wanted to take her sailing tests and to sail the ocean delivering cargo with her “Uncles” Tiny and Owl for her fathers company She grew up on and around the ships and was familiar with all aspects of them Her mother taught her the cook's part as well as having trained many of the chefs that worked for the company Her father not only owned the company but also worked behind the scenes Mary was pretty confident that she was able to handle herself so she was given the ok to be the first girl sailor She did run into the occasional male who didn’t like her being there but she handled herself Over the course of time Mary worked on the ship doing everything that was expected of her Eventually though she was asked to do something that she wasn’t comfortable with that would change the course of her view on her life I won't tell you because then it would include too many spoilers At one of the docks where cargo was loaded and unloaded Mary met a boy named Andrew and fell in love She would have to make a choice between love and sailing one day That would be one of the hardest decisions of her life Mary's life was filled with love for her family and sailing How she managed to mix the two showed how hard was Her children would later follow in her footsteps What would become of Mary in her older life? Would she marry Andrew? Where would she settle down at? So many uestions to ask while you are reading this bookI can not fully do this review justice by trying to fit everything in It's worth the read I Mary was so much than a historical romance to me I truly enjoyed reading this book and hope to read from this author

  9. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I really enjoyed this book This book packed a punch and was well paced I enjoyed the adventure Full review will also be posted on The Cubicle EscapeeI feel anyway one that has a dream will appreciate this book The main character was likable and finally achieved her dream She becomes a crew member and at sea Don't get me wrong Mary is not new at being on the water This book has so many elements that I feel anyone would take something from this book There is the adventure aspect The adventure aspect is really what drew me in I loved every moment of this book I found myself pulling for Mary for her adventurous spirit Plus I have major respect for any character that pursues their dreams The Author did an amazing job developing a world I had no problem visioning the world that Mary lived in You will uickly be invested in the characters the situations and every moment of this book It is not often that I utterly love a character but I loved Mary I loved this book and I really hope Hartner continues to write He has an amazing talent that will make you fall in love with the book This book is for anyone that has a dream actively seeking adventure

  10. A Holland Reads A Holland Reads says:

    This is the first book I have read by this author so I did not know what to expect As I was reading the book I did find myself enjoying the story line and the author's writing style This book was written in a memoir form which for me makes the book read faster I really found myself liking the main character of this book I felt as if she was a strong person This book has adventure and history which makes for a good story The author did a good job of including plenty of historical details for us lovers of history Even though this book is a part of a series you can read as a stand alone

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