Caledonian Privateer Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0057P7PCO
- Publisher : The Wild Rose Press (June 22, 2011)
- Publication date : June 22, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 530 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 244 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,506,177 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When a thief and a notorious privateer get together, there is no doubt sparks will fly. With a necklace that once belonged to Marie Antoinette hidden in her bodice and a pack of hounds at her heels, Emma Prescott flees from the prospect of a loathsome marriage. In the storm-blackened night, a dark-cloaked man on an ebony horse offers assistance, and Emma regards the gesture as a blessing, little knowing her fate will eventually be tied to that of an infamous privateer.
Eager to get back to London and his fiancée, to set sail for home, Captain Morgan Reynolds helps the mysterious runaway only because of his Highland hatred for her English pursuers...and something about the girl herself. But will Morgan and Emma ever learn to be honest with each other?
MS MACMILLAN HAS WRITTEN A TIGHT, INTERESTING AND WONDERFUL STORY. FULL OF SURPRISES THAT GRAB YOU FROM START TO FINISH. HER DIALOGUE AND NARRATIVE ARE GREAT, HER PACING BUILDS CONSISTENTLY TOWARD THE CLIMAX AND RESOLUTION. HER CHARACTERS ARE BELIEVABLE AND SO TRUE TO LIFE. I ENJOYED CALEDONIAN PRIVATEER AND I'M SURE YOU WILL ALSO.
JACLYN V. DI BONA AUTHOR
Set in 1812, Emma Prescott flees Squire Falkner and a forced marriage in the dark of night hoping to get to London and a ship that will take her to her brother in the Caribbean. She runs into Scottish Captain Morgan Reynolds who believes her the mistress of some British lord (by the way she is dressed) but agrees to take her to London. With a necklace that once belonged to Marie Antoinette hidden in her bodice and a pack of hounds at her heels, Emma has few choices. Eager to get back to London and his fiancée, then set sail for New Brunswick, Morgan helps the mysterious runaway only because of his Highland hatred for her English pursuers. When his fiancé deserts him for a British lord, he talks Emma into pretending to be his wife so he won't look the jilted man and they sail for Canada.
I loved the beginning. Her escape was very convincing. The hero and heroine are worthy: Morgan is a sexy, powerful and protective hero (though he does fall from grace a bit as the story goes on...); and Emma's thinking is always clear and logical (nice for a change in romance). I liked the fact the scene changed from England to Canada and the reflection of all the Scots had to endure. It was interesting to see the other side of the War of 1812, too, since Morgan is a privateer but not for America.
The only negatives are a few improbable moments when their romance is tossed away for her stealing the necklace (being a whore was ok but stealing was a no-no). But the overall story is good and I can recommend it.