Writer, Amanda Hughes, hypnotizes the readers with this epic tale as the colorful characters steal your heart. Hughes has created a captivating world and love story while weaving in history of the 1700s. I highly recommend The Pride of the King and you will not soon forget this book!"-Historical Adventure Reviews
"I can't say enough good things about this book or about Hughes' writing."--Historical Romance Reviews
"Far from a fluffy romance. This is meat and potatoes writing at its finest. Highly recommend."--Blustery Bard Reviews
"This is truly one of my favorite books I have ever read. I had a very difficult time putting it down and had to scramble to get things done so I could return to the adventure! Thank you for all the great historical research! It really renders a wonderful depth to the plausibility of the story line. I have acquired a whole new perspective of the struggles of my ancestors. Please keep writing and I'll try to prioritize my time!"--Amazon Customer
From the Back Cover
At last, she turned to the ship's purser saying, "Come along, Mr. Bologne. It's your turn," and held out her hands.
Being without legs, Henry Bologne did not think he could dance and he refused Lauren, but she would not allow him to sit out. She took his large hands and whirled him around and around in circles on his platform. She darted under his arms and out again skipping around him like a gypsy around the fire.
"This is my first dance, my girl!" Henry shouted with glee as she tripped about him. His eyes twinkled merrily as he watched her dart around him like a bird.
The torches burned low as the merriment and music continued into the night. When the men were not dancing with Lauren, they were drinking rum, playing cards or singing their favorite chantey. No one noticed St. Clare come on deck and lean against the rail in the shadows. None of them noticed his dark eyes following Lauren as she danced around and around.