Captain Hawkes

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


It is 1911 and James Hawkes, a captain in the Royal Navy, returns to his home town in North Yorkshire, after a long spell at sea. He had anticipated a joyful reunion with his sweetheart Victoria, but much has changed while he has been away. James is shocked to find Victoria is engaged to his brother Robert, and worse news follows – she is carrying Robert’s baby. James’s faithful servant, Bill Sanders, has gone missing and consequently his estate is in desperate need of attention. James, back in the thick of village life and all its problems, finds love and support from an unlikely source.

There is trouble at the mill and, as this gripping tale unfolds with a thickening plot, a night of gambling turns into something far more serious when the stakes determine the fate of the mill and a fire breaks out causing havoc, threatening the lives and livelihoods of many.

As the events of a fateful court case unravel, lives are turned upside down forever…

“An epic tale of deceit, betrayal, love, and a lifelong feud between the Hawkes brothers. An incredible story packed with drama that will have you gripped right to the very end!” Review from Bestsellers.

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7 reviews for Captain Hawkes

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    Hold on to your hats! Claire Voet’s latest novel is a tour de force ! The fast-paced novel will make you sit on the edge of your seat not knowing what is coming next, a roller coaster of deep emotions from love to hatred, passion and death, integrity and lies. Captain Hawkes is a wonderful story full of strong characters, adventure and details. A must. Brilliant!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    Another wonderful book from Claire Voet. Once again I felt an instant connection to the characters and if I’m honest, I fell in love with the Captain. The pace of the book once again means it’s very hard to put down. Only criticism is it left me wanting more!! I really hope that one day there’s a sequel written, I’d love to find out what life brings next for the lovely Captain Hawkes!
    Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed! Amazon Reader.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    A very well written and well presented story set in a beautiful part of the English Countryside.
    Once you start reading you become amerced and attached to Captain Hawkes and the other wonderful characters that the author has created.
    A very hard book to put down once started and a highly enjoyable read hence the five well deserved stars.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    Great book absolutely loved it! A must read especially if you are from whitby or the surrounding area! Thanks for a brilliant read!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    Wonderful read – holds the reader spell bound- simple but lovely plot with living characters, that are so believable and lifelike in ones mind.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    This is an excellent book; a very well written tale with plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep the reader hooked and turning the pages. As with her previous books, Captain Hawkes is a story that is very well put together. The characters are varied, interesting, and well formed. Ms. Voet has the happy knack of telling the readers just enough about each individual character to make them interested and want to know more, without the story becoming at all boring with too much emphasis on any one character. Historical fiction that has a story based on fact and actual events is a category of story writing that requires a great deal of accurate research; this she has clearly done, in some depth. I particularly enjoyed the way she managed to create a real feel of the time, that short period of relative innocence between the turn of the twentieth century and the start of The Great War. I won’t give any more away, only to say that I thoroughly recommend this excellent story!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Reader

    Loved reading about my home town in bygone years….

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