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Troll Tales and Other Stories from Grandma's Cottage

At the Mercy of the Sea, Paperback

At the Mercy of the Sea, Paperback

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September 20, 1663, gulls circle and dive overhead as the sails unfurl propelling the ship carrying twelve-year-old Etienne Gayneau and ten-year-old Abraham Dayton toward Boston and new business opportunities that promise them everything they want. Unknown to them, these ventures also carry the power to destroy. Each boy must choose – take the easy road of promise that leads to destruction, or follow the harder path to self-discovery. Both choices will cost them everything. 

This briskly paced and engaging novel’s climax will leave history-minded readers yearning for more.” – BookLife Review (2024)

“A poignant, adventurous, and historically informative narrative for young readers.” – Kirkus Review (2024)

“The storyline and characters are a mix of actual people and fictional ones. With its aspects of adventure, diverse cultures, love, betrayal, and historical elements, At the Mercy of the Sea is a fantastic book any reader will not be able to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite Review (2024)

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Meet the Author

Betty Cetas enjoys traveling and has visited many places around the world. She especially loves the log cottage she bought in the remote woods of Finland, where she spent summers with her family and friends, telling fanciful stories of a provincial troll, a shy moose, and an impish fish. She and her husband, and their little dog, Jesse, live most of the year in Tucson, AZ and summer in the woods of northern AZ.