The Smuggler's Gambit

In Emerald Isle author Sara Whitford's first historical fiction novel, The Smuggler's Gambit, set in mid-18th century Beaufort, she weaves together colonial-era adventures that incorporate true life historical facts with stories inspired by her own decades of research.  ___________________________________
When 17-year-old Adam Fletcher is forced into an apprenticeship, he unwittingly becomes a pawn in a smuggling war. Soon, he's forced to make a tough decision. Will he agree to become a spy performing a civic duty to the Crown? Or will he risk everything - possibly even putting his own family in danger - to protect his new master? Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man's character will be put to the test in The Smuggler's Gambit.
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"...Perfectly paced with characters and dialogue so real the reader feels they are right in the middle of the action. I found this well-researched, finely-crafted tale to be altogether plausible. No doubt, this book will leave you yearning to find out what's next for Adam Fletcher." - Kevin Duffus, author of The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate