Starbuck, Nantucket Redemption - Garth Jeffries

Starbuck, Nantucket Redemption

By Garth Jeffries

  • Release Date: 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings


In this detailed and extraordinary debut novel, Garth Jeffries delivers a gripping story of adventure, family, and forgiveness. Peter Bois is one of the wealthiest men on Nantucket but is far from successful; his business is being picketed for polluting the oceans, his wife wants a divorce, and his best friend is dead. But fate has plans for him. On a picnic at the beach with his alienated family, Peter is caught up in a riptide and transported back in time to the early 19th-century as a greenhand on a Nantucket whaleship, clueless to where he is and ignorant to what is expected of him. Struggling to accept his new reality, he must confront the man he is and come to grips with life nearly two hundred years in the past as the ship pursues whales and battles storms thousands of miles out to sea. His only help? A crewman who looks and acts just like his dead best friend. On a voyage bristling with danger and death, Peter must survive long enough to figure out how to get back to his own time and back to where he can right his many wrongs. Engaging and innovative, this fast-paced and uplifting novel is a must-read for audiences young and old.


  • Loved it!

    By TallyHo123!!!
    Fantastical for sure, but such a good book!
  • Great twist on the story of redemption!

    By Mr DNA aka goofy freckle
    Really enjoyable, fun, and thought provoking read! Author provides a unique way of challenging todays conventional wisdom of materialism and achievement and reminds us of the joy of simpler times gone by. Personally, I really enjoyed learning about some of the history of Nantucket and how it all started as a simple, fishing village. I have only visited the island once, but now am really intrigued to learn more and perhaps visit again. Lastly, as someone who is in the plastics business and is a dedicated supporter of sustainability and the Circular Economy, I really appreciate the author highlighting the challenges our world faces with plastic waste. Particularly in our oceans and the impact on these fragile ecosystems. Again a really enjoyable read, but don’t let if fool you, it will have you examining how you spend your time and the footprints you leave behind!
  • Starbuck Nantucket Redemption

    By Shopahollikc
    I really enjoyed this book. I often love an author’s debut novel and this was no exception. It was a joy to read and easy to get into and “root” for the characters. I look forward to reading his next novel.