Secrets of the Realm (eBook, 2013)
Available only as eBook, 15-year-old Annie is on the run after being blamed for her uncle’s death. Realizing the perils she will face on the streets of 18th century London, she disguises herself as a boy. She quickly becomes Captain Hawke’s cabin boy and must adjust to life on the Realm, working alongside the motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen while keeping them from discovering her secret. Annie quickly falls in love with her life, vowing never to leave the ship. But all too soon, her past catches up with her. Will she be able to return to her beloved new life?
Secrets of the Realm was written by American author Bev Stout as a gift to her family. It quickly found an outside audience on five continents and in 17 countries. Stout has written a second book, My Name is Nissa and is currently working on the sequel to Secrets of the Realm, Return of the Realm.