Grace on the Horizon - Emma Lombard

Grace on the Horizon

By Emma Lombard

  • Release Date: 2021-08-01
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 97 Ratings


GRACE ON THE HORIZON is the second full-length novel in The White Sails Series. Grace and Seamus, united by their past experiences, are adrift on a raft of shame in the sea of 1830s London society. After a personal tragedy, Grace's desperation to leave London forces Seamus to accept a dubious commission on the private explorer, Clover.

With the expedition financed by Colonel Hamilton and his private backers, Seamus is tasked with mapping a round-the-world voyage. But Colonel Hamilton has an additional package that requires delivering—Father Babcock—a priest wanted for murder. The church wants Babcock transported far from England to set up a new mission in South America.

Battling his overprotectiveness, Seamus breaks his oath to always tell Grace the truth and hides Babcock's identity from her. But the journey aboard the Clover is far from smooth sailing, and Grace suspects a saboteur. Trapped within the ship's confines, she must learn to forgive Seamus's well-intentioned duplicity and determine who wishes them harm—because now she also has her unborn child to protect.

Is it an aggrieved member of the Admiralty who believes Seamus disgraced the service by resigning his command to chase after Grace? Perhaps Grace's father, Lord Flint, seeking revenge against her for ruining the family name? Or a jealous suitor determined to ruin the life Grace is trying to build with Seamus?

From the damp cobbled streets of London, around the freezing stormy tip of Cape Horn, and into the scorching dusty bush of New Holland, GRACE ON THE HORIZON promises another romantic high-seas adventure bursting with action and suspense.


  • Loved it!

    By Gail_EG
    After reading and thoroughly enjoying Discerning Grace, the first book in the White Sails series by Emma Lombard, I was excited to read Grace on the Horizon. I'd missed Grace and Seamus, and couldn't wait to see how their relationship had grown and deepened, and to accompany them on their next high seas adventure. The book did not disappoint. As with her first book, Lombard's descriptions of life aboard a ship (this time, an exploration vessel on a round-the-world expedition in the 1830s) ring true, and pull the reader in for the ride; it's clear that a substantial amount of research was done to get the descriptions (many of which are delightfully sensory) and dialogue just right. The plot is fast-moving and twisty, which I always appreciate, and ties up not only plot threads from this story but from Discerning Grace as well. But it also looks inward, examining the fallout from one of the worst things that can happen in a marriage, and how a couple moves forward from that. I'm missing Grace and Seamus all over again, and am eagerly awaiting the release of book three!