This is another old-fashioned, stirring tale of sea-going adventure and life in old New Orleans.
I liked the portrait of our heroine Camilla, with her cleverness and beauty, and her relationship with the different male characters, manipulating them with her wiles and intelligence.
If you like the Horatio Hornblower stories by C.S Forester, you will like the sea-going passages on the ship. And if you like books by Edward Bulwer-Lytton or "The Prisoner Of Zenda" by Anthony Hope, you will enjoy this historical adventure novel.
The lively dialogue and the relationships between the characters keep this zipping along, and you will find that this makes a pretty good book for light reading at the beach or laundromat or what-not.