Out Front the Following Sea

Out Front the Following Sea

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Out Front the Following Sea is a historical epic of one woman's survival in a time when the wilderness is still wild, heresy is publicly punishable, and being independent is worse than scorned--it is a death sentence. At the onset of King William's War between French and English settlers in 1689 New England, Ruth Miner is accused of witchcraft for the murder of her parents and must flee the brutality of her town. She stows away on the ship of the only other person who knows her innocence: an audacious sailor--Owen--bound to her by years of attraction, friendship, and shared secrets. But when Owen's French ancestry finds him at odds with a violent English commander, the turmoil becomes life-or-death for the sailor, the headstrong Ruth, and the cast of Quakers, Pequot Indians, soldiers, highwaymen, and townsfolk dragged into the fray. Now Ruth must choose between sending Owen to the gallows or keeping her own neck from the noose.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 25.4mm | 512g
  • Raleigh, United States
  • English
  • 1646031946
  • 9781646031948
  • 2,192,291

Review quote

"Steeped in lush prose, authentic period detail, and edge-of-your-seat action, Out Front the Following Sea is a rollicking good read. Leah Angstman keeps the story moving at a breathtaking pace, and she knows more 17th century seafaring language and items of everyday use than you can shake a stick at. The result is a compelling work of romance, adventure, and historical illumination that pulls the reader straight in." --Rilla Askew, author of Fire in Beulah and The Mercy Seat
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About Leah Angstman

Leah Angstman is a historian and transplanted Michigander. Her writing has been a finalist for the Saluda River Prize, Cowles Book Prize, Able Muse Book Award, Bevel Summers Fiction Prize, and Chaucer Book Award, and has appeared in Publishers Weekly, L.A. Review of Books, Electric Literature, Nashville Review, Slice, and elsewhere. She serves as editor-in-chief for Alternating Current and vice chair for a Colorado historical commission.
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Rating details

165 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 45% (74)
4 32% (53)
3 16% (26)
2 6% (10)
1 1% (2)
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