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A Pirate's Wife: Don't judge a book by its cover. [Kindle Edition]

Lynelle Clark , Mary C Findley , Odette Clark
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Book Description

Growing up sheltered, Rosa Lee Almaida lived a carefree life after both she and her mother experienced a horrific ordeal on the seas, and in the middle of Africa, when she was only four years. Meeting her adoptive father was the only joyful and good experience as a result thereof; the man honored by all sailors on land and sea for his bravery and unconditional love. He was her hero, and a model for her future husband-to-be. Now, twenty years later, she is forced to return to the seas that claimed the lives of many, including her birth father.

Abducted from her parents’ castle in Portugal, Rosa Lee became the Falcon’s ransom―a brutal pirate king on the island of Madagascar―in exchange for her younger brother Pedro’s life. It was here she met the Falcon’s son, Roberto de Ville, a man equally fierce, albeit with a hidden agenda. Reliving her past during the voyage, she found herself admiring the pirate for his leadership and skills, but would she be able to look past his exterior to see the man for who he really was?

Through the inscriptions her parents left in their diaries, she made a choice to save her life. But in an unexpected turn of events, she had to trust him unconditionally, believing that her life would be spared when she gave herself over to the love and intimacy for the man she craved.

Taking Rosa Lee from Portugal, Roberto takes her to the Falcon on the Isle of St. Mary. From stories recounted by her brother, he came to one conclusion; she would be his. Throughout their time together, he came to admire Rosa Lee for her bravery during a daring escape, which reinforced his belief that she was the woman he’d waited for all his life. Roberto was more than willing to set his life as a pirate aside, but first a plan had to be set in motion―one that would change his live forever. However, he could trust only one man, Pierre, his second in command, to assist him in seeing his plan to the end.

Ultimately, the end result shocked Rosa Lee, and an important lesson was learned: Never judge a book by its cover.

Author’s note: A Pirate’s Wife contains love scenes and foul language, due to its portrayal of both real events and people. Parental guidance of 16 is advised.


Product Details

  • File Size: 321 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096SJMQK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,528 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step back in time for pirates and passion September 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great read! This story begins in the 1600's and spans a twenty year period. The main characters "chronicle" their hardships aboard a sailing vessel, and the devastation they suffered after a storm claimed the ship. Rosa-Lee, and her parents are well-rounded and believable, as is the mysterious Roberto. Rosa-Lee finds herself in the middle of an elaborate scheme that she doesn't fully understand, and the romance that unfolds takes her by surprise.
I noticed a few small grammar issues, but it doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great story. Anyone who enjoys historical romance will love this. I highly recommend this book, for ages 17 and up (erotic content).

A.D. Spencer, Author of Enlightened
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised September 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book. Lynelle asked me to read it and review it. It had a lot of action and was well written. It was also a very fast read. Rosa Lee was a very strong character, and when she meets Roberto she doesn't know really what to think of him. But in the end she finds out that you really can't judge a book by it's cover. I suggest you read this, you'll like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel good romance December 20, 2014
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What a great read! I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day. Who cares if the dishes didn't get done the story was much more interesting and reminded me of all the things in life I am thankful for.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written with a great story!!! July 8, 2013
By brenda
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A Pirate's Wife takes place in the 1600's. Forbidden love is the early theme but moves in so many different mysterious directions. This is really an ode to love and how it takes shape no matter what period in time and to whom it affects. The characters feelings and emotions are very true to life. Written more like a memoir with diary entries, taken place over many different time periods, reading the private messages made me feel as if I were ease dropping.

This story was extremely well written. I would call it flawless. The words fit perfect with it's content. The writer was clear and precise in the way she shared such deep feelings of characters she has never even met. She surely has a gift and knows how to entertain her readers with this compelling adventure story.

"I begged him to kiss me and at first he was hesitant. I pressed myself against him and turned my face upward, stretching as high as I could. He was so tall that even if I stood on my tiptoes I could not reach his face. For a long minute he fought it. I saw the hesitation, the fight for control, but eventually..."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing December 31, 2014
By Amber
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This book captures you from the start it twists and it turns, it makes you laugh and it makes you cry, definitely worth reading for anybody who enjoys a good story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action and Adventure With Lots of Love January 3, 2015
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The story was very entertaining. Who doesn't love a good pirate romance? I recommend this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read March 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Rosa Lee Almaida has once experienced a terrifying ordeal on the seas as a child. Twenty years later she returns to the seas, abducted from her parents' castle in Portugal as she becomes part of a ransom to The Falcon, a Pirate King on the island of Madagascar. Fate and unexpected events turn the wheels, and Rosa falls in love with the Falcon's son Roberto de Ville. Lynelle Clark masterfully developed their story, making me feel glued to each page right to the very end. `A Pirate's Wife' is an intricate tale that takes the reader through a provocative mix of events. It is seamlessly written, brimming with action and romance. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely a must read that I highly recommend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish
I couldn't get into this story and quit at 9%. Somehow I don't think 'okay' was part of the vocabulary in the 1600's.

Mistreated young wife falls for a sailor. Read more
Published 9 days ago by kshrop
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly splendid work!
It is truly an honor to write this review for this splendid work by Lynelle Clark.

Please know I do not say this lightly - with this book, Lynelle has offered us a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dr. Glen Hepker
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Pirate Love Story
In A Pirate's Wife, Lynelle Clark has created a wonderful heroine in Rosa Lee Almaida. After she was stolen from her parent's castle (set during the 1600s), Rosa Lee became part... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Journey
3.0 out of 5 stars Historical Romance
3.5 Stars for my first ever historical fiction read. A very enjoyable story with strong characters, and believable scenes. Read more
Published 22 months ago by carlyleL
3.0 out of 5 stars A Journey Shared
I found a pleasant if not predictable story, I could tell Rosa-lee was going to go through the same thing her mother did but loved how their forbidden ignited and thought that... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Peyton Heart
5.0 out of 5 stars life aboard a ship
Clark has done a wonderful job in her descriptions of life aboard a ship, dealing with stormy weather and foul sailors - as well as creating a sumptuous young love story between... Read more
Published on December 24, 2012 by Ella Hansing
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic read
The one quality all readers want form a writer is clean crisp writing, which is what is delivered in this story that unfolds seamlessly in this pirate drama that constantly begs... Read more
Published on November 13, 2012 by booklover
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Dedicated author. Hopeless romantic. Loves a good ending.
In my spare time I read and write reviews and help with promotions on my blog. I am a member of a few Touring Hosts that range from Romance, Thrillers, Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Horror and Inspirational books.
I had the pleasure to review a new website for authors, a magazine with a difference and reviewed a few non-fiction books.
I plan to be more productive in 2014 and have several books lined up for editing and publishing.

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