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Pirate's Bride (Liberty's Ladies Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lynette Vinet
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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PIRATE'S BRIDE:

Young Bethlyn Talbot, daughter of the Earl of Dunsmoor, is forced into an arranged marriage with brash colonial Ian Briston, who abandons her after the wedding ceremony. Seven years later, Bethlyn has blossomed into a beautiful and alluring young woman, with a husband in name only.

Wishing for the marriage to be annulled or force her errant husband to make her his wife in all ways, Bethlyn leaves England for America on one of her father's ships. But when the ship is captured by the infamous American privateer, Captain Hawk, he mistakes her for a prostitute.

Fighting her attraction for the masked pirate, Bethlyn becomes Hawk's prey and succumbs to nights of passion in the arms of the buccaneer. What will happen when she finally arrives in Philadelphia to claim her wayward spouse now that she's known the ecstasy of being the pirate's bride?

Originally published by Zebra Heartfire.


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"Splendid mix of exhilarating adventures, a 'faster than a speeding bullet pace' and colorful historical details."
~Romantic Times Review

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  • File Size: 842 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Steel Magnolia Press (June 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DFAWIWA
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE Lynette Vinet!!!! March 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am THRILLED that Lynette Vinet books are becoming available as EBOOKS!!!! I was fifteen when I read my first historical romance novel by Lynette Vinet and every since then (im now 29)I have read all of her books and loved every single one!! When I purchased my Kindle 6 months ago I made sure to request that she release her books as ebooks, sad that none of them were available in that form. I have read Pirates Bride so many times. It's such a great love story. Amazing page turner. I can't put it down once I start reading!!! If you liked this book you'll LOVE Emerald Enchantment by Lynette Vinet!!!! and all the others by her aswell!! :)
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure to Read January 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this when it was first published in paperback many years ago and LOVED it. The writing itself is great, and the author really takes her time to fully develop the story, as well as carefully choose some juicy scenes that actually push the plot along. MUCH much better than those romances that excessively string together an odd bouquet of random scenes for the sake of being gratuitous. This book is pure pleasure. Bethlyn's character is very likable, and I vividly recall the scenes with Hawk on the ship as being funny, well-written and alluring.

This is romance -- brilliantly done.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Ok, I don't know where to begin with this romance novel. You have a pirate whose named Hawk and of course he has a secret identity. You know, he is wealthy, handsome beyond, and has never been in love! Until he meets Bethlynn. She was an ugly duckling and grows into a beautiful swan. I don't want to give the story. I thought the plot was brilliant. Nice story line and lots of discoveries between the two. These two were meant for each other, they fight, make love, and fight more... Dialogues are hilarious at time....Bethlynn has a secret of her own, she becomes a poet the Dove. Soon they will become the hawk and the dove. I hope readers enjoy this pirate book and Hawk is definitely a pirate in everyway. I hope I didn't give to much away! Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Regan
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This was my first by Vinet and it's a long one at 419 pages. It's also a mixed bag, which is why I'm giving it 3 and 1/2 stars. Originally published in 1989, it tells the story of an English daughter of an earl, Lady Bethlyn Talbot, and an American spy for the Rebels during America's War of Independence.

The story begins with a prologue set in 1777 on a ship called the Black Falcon, as the heroine (referred to only as "Beth") fends off and attempted rape by a wily pirate. Then the story goes back in time to 1771, as Lady Bethlyn, then 14 and plain, is told that her father has betrothed her to an American, Ian Briston of Briston Shipping who lives in Philadelphia. Ian must wed the girl to gain the American side of the company his mother (Beth's stepmother) left him when she died. Though he has never met the English girl and has no interest in her, he agrees to wed her, but on his own terms, which means wedding but not bedding her, and leaving her in England.

Because of the prologue, I knew at the outset that the pirate was Ian, Beth's husband. Personally, I recommend starting with chapter 1 because you get the prologue scene again anyway and it won't spoil the mystery (sorry for the spoiler here, but it's really not a spoiler since the prologue gives it away). Can't imagine why they did that unless it was to titillate the readers with a possible pirate rape.

Six years after Ian marries the 14-year-old Beth, it's 1777 (again) and Beth has blossomed into a beauty. Frustrated with her life in England, she decides to track down her husband and either get an annulment or get him to become a real husband--she wants children. So she books passage on one of the family's English ships sailing to Philadelphia.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, long read on a hot summer day June 24, 2013
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I enjoyed this book. It's not perfect, but it's a good long read.

What I didn't like about it was how the H kept not trusting the h. There's only so many times in one book that can happen before the repetition gets old. That's really my only complaint.

What I did like was how the h started off as a very young ugly duckling, but then became someone who stood up for herself. She admitted when she made a mistake. The timeline of the book was very nice because unlike most stories, this takes place over an 11 year time frame. I liked that the author actually made things happen in months instead of days. Ads a little more realism.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put this book down June 17, 2013
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I spent several sleepless nights reading Pirate's Bride. It is a great story about an English Lady, Bethlyn who is forced to marry an colonial Ian Briston so that he can gain his inheritance. He leaves her for America immeditely before the marriage is consumated and the story begins. After 6 years in England Bethlyn decides to travel to America and face her estranged husband and demand an annulment or that he make her his wife. Her ship is captured by the pirateer Captain Hawk. This all happens after the Declaration of Independance and the colonist are ready to fight.It is a great historical romance and I loved every minute of it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmm...3 or 4? June 26, 2013
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This is another book that I'm not sure if I should rate it three or four stars. As a warning: this review contains some spoilers.

I loved the plot--the book summary is why I wanted to read it, after all. I liked that this book wasn't a really, super quick read for me as some books I've read, though I did end up finishing it up in pretty much a day. I enjoyed the twists (though only a couple were obvious to me). I thought the ending was great as well. This book is also based around continental America (and some of Britain) and the war for America's freedom (though we see the fighting only through the British spies, secret Americans under the guise of British loyalists, and "priveteering"). I thought the idea also had some sense of originality in Lynette Vinet's take of early America--she even mentions a few real life characters that have dialogue with the main characters. I also thought, for the most part, the characters were nicely developed and the villains were great. Plus side, there were few grammar/punctuation errors. Down side, another book that spells señor as senor. Overall, I didn't see any big faults in the story line beyond certain mentioned events (such as Bethlyn wanting to put money from her funds into the Briston Shipping safe to replace what she takes) that, later, are only mentioned as side notes. Not too bothersome for me, but just when I started wondering "what happened to so and so?" it would be mentioned but just as something that wasn't a big thing (with how I felt about it).

Now, onto my dislikes with this book. First, I normally don't rate a book poorly for its mentioning of rape, because, unfortunately, this happens in real life--so it gives the book a sense of being closer to reality, even though it's fiction.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating!
Well written and a good story line. This book kept me reading and anxious for what was next. Haven't read a book that could keep me on the edge of my seat in a while.
Published 12 days ago by D. Sheeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't really want to put it down. There was intrigue and romance. I like books that have a twist.
Published 14 days ago by Becky Hanne
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!
If you love romance novels....this is definitely a MUST read! Steamy and seductive, makes me wish I was really there!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
Kept me going. Till finished long book 3 days but help my attention all the way through...will look for more of Liberty's Ladies and see what I can find ... Hope more of thrm ...
Published 1 month ago by pennys
4.0 out of 5 stars Get lost in a great adventure
This is as the title suggests is a pirate adventure, Bethlyn Talbot's young life has not been particularly happy her mother dies while she's still young, her father re-marries and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Deborah
4.0 out of 5 stars No spoilers!! A little slow, but good overall read.
It took me a month to finish this book. That being said, it wasn't because the storyline was not intriguing (I liked the overall storyline). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amy R.
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic story.....Arrrgh!
Ian and Bethlyn are forced into marriage and it's a disaster. This book has intrigue, drama, trust issues, humor, passion, betrayal, a slice of history, dual identities, a whole... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barbieheart
4.0 out of 5 stars Pirates Bride
I enjoyed reading this book. It was entertaining, and I could hardly put it down.
The author did a great job developing the characters.
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Published 1 month ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars Pirate's Bride
This was a great read. I downloaded this while visiting my husband on Pennsylvania. Great historical references. Love this book!! Lynette Vinet is a wonderful author.
Published 2 months ago by Belinda Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars Really captivating
I enjoyed the intermingling of the story line with early American -revolutionary war history. Good plot twists, kept my interest throughout.
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Grafe
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Lynette Vinet is a native of New Orleans, La. and now lives outside of Hammond, LA. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Creative Minds Writers. She has published eleven historical romances and also published genealogical articles over the past two decades. She is also a mother and doting grandmother. Steel Magnolia Press is currently re-publishing her backlist and making the books available in Kindle format. She wants her readers to know she is very appreciative of their support and very grateful for the kind reviews.

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