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Eagle Harbor Book Company Selects Sea Trials for Readers Circle Book Club Discussion

On Tuesday, March 6, at 7pm, the Eagle Harbor Book Company’s Readers Circle Book Club will discuss Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman. Pick up your copy at Eagle Harbor Book Company, read and then come join the discussion. For more … Continue reading

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Sea Trials garners another glowing review from Voyages Magazine

“Hinman skillfully draws the reader in. We found Sea Trials compelling and far more than just a sea story. We discussed as we were reading it and long after we finished.” Voyages Magazine

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“Good Armchair Read”

Review by Shirley A. McElhaney “Have you ever dreamed of giving up your job and “running away,” letting the kids leave the school room for a year? And, love to sail…….sail around the world? If so, this is the book … Continue reading

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Sea Trials Review in Good Old Boat Magazine

Review by David McDaniel Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire, by Wendy Hinman (Salsa Press 2017; print $20.00, Kindle $5.99) “Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is a real rattlesnake … Continue reading

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Sea Trials wins Kirkus Best Book of 2017!

It’s now official! Sea Trials was awarded the Kirkus best book of the year for 2017. Kirkus is the premier reviewing agency. Earning a starred review is considered a big deal. Sea Trials received that and was selected best book … Continue reading

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“Riveting. Sea Trials is impossible to put down until the nail-biting end.” Cruising World Magazine

Sea Trials Review in Cruising World September 2017 “In 1973, a San Francisco family departed on a planned four-year round-the-world voyage. The Wilcox crew—Chuck; his wife, Dawn; their kids, Garth, 13 and Linda, 10—set sail with varying degrees of enthusiasm … Continue reading

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“An Extraordinary Voyage” Another rave review for Sea Trials!

Three Sheets Northwest gives a rave review for Sea Trials. Calling it “An Extraordinary Voyage” and describing Sea Trials as “absorbing … a perfect accompaniment to summer cruising,” Deborah Bach says, “Hinman brings the same meticulous research and attention to … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Magazine Review for Sea Trials

Another great review from a national magazine! “It’s the perfect kind of book for an ocean passage or for too-long winter of rain in Puget Sound or snow in Maine. … even armchair sailors will feel their hearts race with … Continue reading

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“Sea Trials is a captivating narrative, full of suspense and colorful descriptions” Sailing Magazine

Here’s the full text of the review of Sea Trials from Sailing Magazine: June 2017 “Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, sailor and storyteller. She grew up immersed in adventure from an early age, when her father’s job as a dentist … Continue reading

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Sailing Magazine Rave Review for Sea Trials

While it doesn’t hit the news stands until June 1, subscribers of Sailing Magazine have already heard about what a great read they’ll find in Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire. “Sea Trials is a … Continue reading

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