I read the first book and adored it, but life intervened and I just never got back to pick up the rest of the series. IIRC, I had some difficulty finding the first book to begin with.
Well, I'm ready again, and now I can't remember the name of the author *nor* the book, and I can't find my copy of the first book!
H E L P
P L E A S E!
I'm going crazy looking for the thing, but with over 1,000 books in the house and another 1,500+ out in the garage, I'm lost and overwhelmed.
p.s. It wasn't the Horatio Hornblower series by Lewis. Google is not my friend right now.
p.p.s. NEVER MIND! I found the title after a 15+word search. It was "Ramage," by Dudley Pope. I adored this book and can't wait to find the series somewhere for purchase.
[This message edited by Threnody at 3:47 PM, August 6th (Friday)]
I just found that Powell's Books' online store has used books of the Ramage series starting at $4.50/ea. Which is good because there are 19 books in the series.
Big Mama's tip jar ain't that big.
Oh, warning - infidelity is a theme in several books.
I love the naval battles, but those only happen once or twice each book (and sometimes never, as some books take place on land).
I think I first loved the second or third book, kind of a Pride and Prejudice, with a captain as one of the suitors, clueless about life on land, and his best friend as his rival, clueless about women. I think it is the second or third book.