Get ready to sail away in the third Winds of Change series installment. The storyline is believable, the detailed descriptions of 18th-century ships are accurate and readers will feel as if they are aboard the ships with the mist from the water on their faces. Belcastro is a talented author who has merged the past with the present for a high- seas adventure.
Melissa Smith has waited a long time to have a cabin to herself during the annual school trip on the schooner Shenandoah, but she wishes she would stop having strange, realistic dreams during which she’s aboard the original schooner in the 1700s. When Melissa awakens the third time, she’s looking into the handsome face of Captain Isaiah Reed. Isaiah thinks Melissa is a witch and doesn’t want to believe her outlandish story, but they both feel the sparks. Melissa thinks she’s stuck in the past, but does she want to return to present day without Isaiah? (OAKTARA, Jul., 210 pp., $16.95)