Series: Bloody Jack #11
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on September 10th 2013
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Jacky Faber has a habit of making waves--even when docked in her adopted city of Boston, where she is attending to the business of Faber Shipping Worldwide. With big dreams and perhaps a bit too much exuberance for the very Puritan populace, she purchases the Pig and Whistle Inn, determined to revive her old stomping grounds and establish a musical theater.
But Jacky quickly finds herself at odds with the Women's Temperance Union and a town roiling with tension over the arrival of hundreds of Irish laborers--brought in by her very own Lorelei Lee. As things heat up, both literally and figuratively, she's soon back in Judge Thwackham's courtroom facing the dozen lashes promised the last time she stood before the judge. Thwarted at every turn by her enemies, Jacky is finally forced to confront her shortcomings--and possibly lose her beloved Jaimy Fletcher in the process.
Short & Sweet: Boston Jacky is the reason I resubscribed to Audible, needing the audiobook and not willing to wait any longer. The narrator of these books is Katherine Kellgren and her level of awesome is through the roof. Jacky is back in Boston as is her love Jaimy. Again there's a wedge drawn as Jaimy finds a painting from her latest travels that makes him believe Jacky's innocence has been compromised. Instead of letting her know he is in Boston, he decides he will stay undercover as a hunchbacked man sent to Boston for trading. I love Jacky and her way about life, in this book she faces a different danger, losing the two young children she takes care of because she is thought to be an unfit mother. As usual, this audiobook took me straight into Jacky's world of adventure and fun and left me with another cliffhanger.
Final Verdict: A great addition to the series, Boston Jacky bring our girl Jacky back home and furthers the turmoil between her and her true love.