{Secrets of the Realm: Bev Stout}

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{Secrets of the Realm: Bev Stout}Secrets of the Realm by Bev Stout
Published by Amazon Digital Services on April 28, 2013
Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars

Blamed for her uncle's death, fifteen-year-old Annie is on the run. Knowing the perils she will face on the streets of eighteenth century London, she disguises herself as a boy. Her life on the streets is cut short when she becomes Captain Hawke’s cabin boy.
Not only must Annie work alongside the Realm’s motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen, she must also keep her superstitious shipmates from discovering she is a girl.
Annie vows she will never leave the Realm, where dreams are chased, shattered lives can mend, and secrets are stowed like keepsakes in an old desk drawer. But when her past catches up with her, can she return to the Realm? More importantly, will she have a choice?

{My Thoughts} – This book is about a teenage girl named Annie Moore. She is given a rough start at life when her parents and sister die. She is then forced to live with her Aunt and Uncle. When her Uncle passes she is told by her Aunt that she is cursed and then she is beaten. She runs away under the disguise as a boy in London. She is forced to beg for money and food. She is a ambitious, respectful, determined girl. She finds herself as the Cabin Boy on a Vessel called The Realm. She makes life long friendships and she learns so much more about herself then what she had ever known before. This book is well written, it is attention grabbing and it certainly managed to make me cry a few times. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from start to finish.