Book Review: Under the Jolly Roger

Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber by L. A. Meyer
This book will be published in August 2005.

SUMMARY: When Jacky finishes her stint on a whaling boat, she expects to find her beloved Jaimy once and for all. But, when things don't go as planned, she is soon off on another wild sea adventure. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies the sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty's Royal Navy. And that is only the beginning! (adapted from the back cover)

OPINION: This is the third book in a series that I have enjoyed very much. Fans will be happy to know that this book is left wide open for a continuation of the story. YESSSS! I could not put this book down. It is incredibly action-packed, yet the events are not repititions of those in the the previous books. What I love most about this series, besides the crafty Jacky, is the unique historical details woven into the narrative. As a girl struggling to do a man's job, Jacky endures her share of harassment. Yet, as the series progresses, she seems to be more able to enjoy and embrace her place in both worlds. Hurrah for Jacky! One tiny flaw: I did find the title somewhat misleading, but true enough in the end.

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