Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Perry dreams of traveling the world, a dream that will never happen now that she’s promised to a man twice her age. But what can she do?
Run away. To Japan, where her survival is uncertain. Learning the ways of her new world, and the code of the Samurai, she uncovers a plot to ambush the American sailors. Now she must risk her own life in order to save her Commodore father.
From the moment you enter Jennifer's Rhode Island home and throughout her adventures to Japan, this story will capture your imagination and leave you wanting more. The rich details manage to take you to a faraway time and place and the strong storyline is full of characters that come to life on each page! I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading, but once I got going I didn't want to stop! Always the sign of a good book to me! Brava Jamie Brazil for such thorough research on the time period and using it to create a wonderful story! I can't wait to read more!
The Commodore's Daughter is a really good novel about adventure, courage and honor. It's about loyalty, obedience and following our heart. It's also about women's rights and the right way to acquire them. The voice of the POV was really alluring, making me want to turn the pages without taking time to stop. The story was unique and to be honest, I had no idea it was partially based on a true story. he Commodore's Daughter was an enjoyable read that introduces the lively world of Japan from a couple of centuries back as it clashes with the newly found freedom of a teenage girl.