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 4 stars - "Ms. Jernigan plots an intricate tale of intrigue and patriotism, spiced with passion.  Her characters are interesting, her plot moves rapidly, her love scenes are steamy.  SENSUAL."  Evelyn Fetner - Romantic Times Magazine.

4 stars - "Well researched and interestingly written.  Charming and packed with adventure."  Ricky Mallory - Affaire de Coeur

5 stars - "Superb plotting and deft characterizations combine intrigue, adventure, and passion to make this a book to add to your must have list."  RG - Rendezvous

FIVE STARS! Wow! Nothing else really needs to be said. This story has mystery, suspense, action, and (of course) romance. I honestly do not see how the author managed to put all of that (and more) in one novel, yet she has! Both the hero and heroine are strong characters who complement each other. The more I learned about each, the more intrigued I became. I cannot recommend this title highly enough. *****   Detra Fitch Huntress Reviews

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The Battle of New Orleans
Pirates - Jean Lafitte
Lost treasure
Historical - England and America
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Pirates  - Jean Lafitte
New Orleans, LA
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  • File Size: 1511 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Brenda Jernigan; Regency edition (December 19, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009TV3170
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,838 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Brenda Jernigan is a bestselling author. Her books have been nominated for
many awards - Book Seller's Best Award, The Maggie Award, and The Holt
Medallion Award. Publisher's Weekly said, "Brenda Jernigan writes Romance,
Adventure and Magic"

She grew up living the life of a tomboy - climbing trees, playing ball, and excluding starry-eyed romance from her daily repertoire. Brenda discovered the love of books while taking her son to Story Hour at the local library -- she was hooked. She set an ambitious goal and began work on her first novel. She continued to write six more novels in rapid succession. She figured having the same birthday as Ernest Hemingway couldn't hurt.

Her books have been printed in several languages and her last book "Southern Seduction" written under the name of Alexandria Scott was printed in Russian.
webpage - http://www.brendajbooks.com or bkjbooks.com.
Come by Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bkjbooks
Westerns, historical, contemporary, Romance, love stories - she writes great stories.

"Tender love story with a feisty heroine, a rugged hero and charming children. Don't miss it!" Joan Johnston - NY Times Bestselling Author

"A passionate, witty, delightful read...filled with snappy dialogue and great characters. I couldn't put it down. A definite keeper." Fiona Hood-Steward

"As usual her characters are interesting, her plot action-packed, and her love story filled with conflict and emotion. A great read from a talented writer." Rendezvous Magazine.

"Cassie Edwards' readers are sure to find Brenda Jernigan irresistible ..." Rhapsody Debut Author - Rhapsody Book club.

"Brenda Jernigan has written an emotionally touching novel that tugs the heartstrings in all the right ways. I fell in love with all the characters. This is truly a fantastic read that should be savored and enjoyed over and over again. I look forward to many more books from this wonderful author." Jennifer Martin - Interludes Magazine.

Brenda Jernigan's warmhearted CHRISTMAS IN CAMELOT, involving an unconventional Christmas gift and an unusual wager, contains equal parts romance, adventure and holiday magic." Publisher's Weekly

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Detra Fitch on June 12, 2014
Format: Paperback
It is the end of September, 1813. Adam Trent, Duke of St. Ives, had to return to England, and take over Briercliff when his grandfather died a year ago. His twin sister, Elizabeth, is still in New Orleans. Though Adam currently resides in Cornwall, England, he is still half American and believes that the United States should be allowed to govern themselves. This means he must be careful so as not to be labeled as a traitor by England.

While on the coast with his close friend, Jonathan Hird, Adam finds an unconscious lady who has been washed ashore. At Briercliff, Adam and his staff care for the young lady. It seems someone had her beaten with cat-o’-nine-tails before allowing the sea to claim her. But who would even think of doing such a thing? And why?

Once the lady wakes, she has no memory. Clues provide her name, Jewel; however, her last name remains a mystery to all. Flashbacks prove that her memory will return in time, but until then Jewel would remain at Briercliff. Meanwhile, Jewel, Adam, and Jonathan are amazed at the skills she possesses. The lady is an excellent swordsman and a certain knife never strays far from her thoughts. Why she feels the urgent need to locate the knife is unknown to her though.

The attraction between Jewel and Adam sizzles, threatening to flare into an inferno. But both of them have unfinished business to attend to first.

***** FIVE STARS! Wow! Nothing else really needs to be said. This story has mystery, suspense, action, and (of course) romance. I honestly do not see how the author managed to put all of that (and more) in one novel, yet she has! Both the hero and heroine are strong characters who complement each other. The more I learned about each, the more intrigued I became. I cannot recommend this title highly enough. *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 8, 2014
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Ms Jernigan has wonderful twists and turns with her plots. She puts you right in the setting then suddenly you come upon a surprise and it all works.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Becky Northcott on February 2, 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. I started it and just couldn't put it down. Only start it if you have time to finish it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tassy on August 17, 2014
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This is a story that grabs your interest from the start and keeps it until the end. It begins with the Duke, Adam,out riding across his estate and finds the body of a young girl washed up on the beach. He takes her to his home and has a doctor tend to her and finds lash marks on her back. When she recovers she doesn't have any memory of who she is. They call her Jewel because they found a map with that name on it in her clothing. She gradually retains her memory and finds she can do many things your ordinary miss cannot, such as fencing, knife throwing, and her way around a ship. This story takes place at the time England is trying to control and takeover the States and in this book New Orleans. The Duke has a plantation in New Orleans and whie in England he gathers information for the Americans. There are pirates in this story, some cashes with the enemy, kidnapping, and of course love, are also included in this well told story. I did enjoy it very much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Judge Tabor TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 24, 2014
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This book has a great premise - that of a beautiful very young girl/woman being washed ashore at the feet of Adam Trent, the Duke of Cornwall, who is part American and part British although His loyalties are with America and he is currently working as an American spy against England.

But, once this mysterious woman is washed ashore near his estate, his interest in her and her background take precedence in his mind and heart, especially when it is learned she has very few memories of her life. One item of interest is the portion of map that survived her wash in the ocean - it appears to be the partial map of a hidden treasure and includes a notation to "Jewel" which is apparently the young woman's name.

*Slight Spoilers* It's obvious from the beginning that Adam and Jewel are going to be an item. He is immediately very protective of her and doesn't seem to realize he has fallen in love although he knows he feels lust. I strongly disliked the fact that a 35 year old man who thought Jewel was 16 years of age - at the most - would take some of the steps he took when he should have been looking upon Jewel as a daughter. This pretty much ruined the story for me from the beginning, especially when he took her on a horseback ride/picnic and began undressing her.

When the intimacy begins, it is truly laughable. The often used line of "Why didn't you tell me" becomes "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME!" to which I would have loved to interject and say at this point - "WHAT DID YOU EXPECT - YOU MORON!" Anyhooo, this book will never rank as one of the even slightly memorable reads for me. Lots of action, lots of lust, lots of dumb things going on - even some interesting things going on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M Harrison on August 15, 2014
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Love history with romance added. Very good reading. Enjoyed the Battle of New Orleans felt like I was there. Never read anything by Brenda Jerrigan before but will definitely read more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yarnspinner13 on August 18, 2014
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This was an entertaining read and I enjoyed it very much. While I don't think it was deep or involved, it was exactly what I like sometimes, a get-away story with nice characters that provide a smile as you end the book. I read this in the heat of summer in the deep South so the tropical atmosphere in parts of the story were easily felt! I look forward to reading more books by Brenda Jernigan.
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