Marriage of convenience or a love for life? It's 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jess van Sandt knows only too well that it s a man's world. She believes she's being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather and she's determined to stop it. When help appears in the unlikely form of handsome Scotsman Killian Kinross, himself disinherited by his grandfather, Jess finds herself both intrigued and infuriated by him. In an attempt to recover her fortune, she proposes a marriage of convenience. Then Killian is offered the chance of a lifetime with the Swedish East India Company's Expedition and he's determined that nothing will stand in his way, not even his new bride. He sets sail on a daring voyage to the Far East, believing he's put his feelings and past behind him. But the journey doesn't quite work out as he expects...
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 126 x 198 x 32mm | 421.84g
- 01 Sep 2012
- Choc Lit
- Harpenden, United Kingdom
Awarded Four stars in a review in News of The World Sunday 3rd October 2010.
About Christina Courtenay
Christina Courtenay lives in London and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East. Her time spent in Sweden and the Far East gave her inspiration for her novel Trade Winds.
Our customer reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's historical women's fiction with really strong characters, twists and turns and an interesting historical backdrop. I really liked Jess who is feisty and clever and meets her match in Killian who is brought over from Scotland at a time when Sweden needed help setting up their trade with China. It's a great comfort read and a real pageturner - I kept reading when I should have been working!show moreby Stina Smemo