From the title it was assumed that it was a car-- not a boat. The conflict comes as the father of baby tries to get the heroine to overcome her fear of boats/water. He loves it she hates it, plus he is a daredevil and away too much. Conflict kinda silly but amusing.
I was very pleased with the plot of the story -- at first glance it appears as if the heroine is the diamond. unfortunately she is a minipulator and a murder. She has help and the it takes awhike to figure it out. Set during the Regency peroid it uses the morals and "rules of the ton" to cast her lures.
16th century Venice to Santo Domingo a high ranking young man decides to go to sea. Natuarally he fnds the girl he knew when he was 15. All hidden of course until she tells him from where he knows her.
Set in Regency England -- this man/woman falls in love. She is a Russian Hussian Calvery office from a minor count's family. Too good to ignore and not good enough to really count. The plot is based on a true story, but you really have to believe that the gal could not clean up that well.
The heroine, Rachael, is on the run from the villian, who attack her -- with unsavory intensions. The hero is beaten, and left to suffer, staked out -- stark naked -- by the very men who are chasing her. She has joined a medicine show -- providing indian lore and songs from a powerful voice.
I REALLY LIKED THE BOOK BECAUSE I KNEW NEIL IN THE 60IES. AT CAMP! I EVEN HAVE PICTURES TO PROVE IT.
I HAD NEVER KNOWN THAT HE HAD GONE TO CAMP ECHO LAKE BEFORE -- HE CAME TO MY CAMP -- TRAIL'S END TO BE THE MUSIC COUNSELLOR. WE KNOW AMY STEIN (DAUGHTER OF MORRY, OWNER) & HER DECEASED HUSBAND FROM THE TIME THEY LIVED IN TEANECK, N J. NOW THE OWNER, I THINK.
MY HUSBAND LEN, WAS A COUNSELLOR/WAITER AT CAMP ECHO LAKE IN THE TIME BEFORE WE MET, IN WILLIAMSPORT, PA.
MY FONDEST MEMORY OF NEIL WAS FROM A REHERSAL OF THE MUSICAL HE WAS DOING -- OKLAHOMA -- HE THOUGHT ONE CHURNED BUTTER BY PUSHING THE PADDLE THE WRONG WAY. HE WAS NOT EMBARASED WHEN I SHOWED HIM THE CORRECT WAY -- HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS FROM BROOKLYN, N Y & COULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO KNOW SUCH A DETAIL. I GUESS THAT IS WHY HE WAS A MUSICAN & I WAS A FARMER.
NEIL WAS A LOVELY PERSON, VERY MOTIVATED & DRIVEN -- THAT I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF! I WAS NOT EVEN SUPRISED WHEN HE "MADE IT" AND WAS ALL OVER THE RADIO A FEW YR LATER. I ALWAYS RECOGNIZED HIS TALENT -- IT WAS OBVIOUS TO ALL. HE HAD ALREADY WRITTEN & I WAS FAMILIAR WITH MANY OF THE SONGS THAT CAME ON -- AT FIRST I DID NOT REALIZE THEY WERE ON THE RADIO & NOT IN MY HEAD! I WENT OUT & BOUGHT THE 45 AT ONCE!