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For the Love of a Pirate
For the Love of a Pirate
Author: Edith Layton
ISBN-13: 9780060757861
ISBN-10: 0060757868
Publication Date: 12/1/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
a very delightful book enjoyed reading it prim and proper meets a country girl and she falls for him or is it his ancestors who were not very law abiding a good read enjoy
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Constantine, Lord Wylde, is searching for a proper bride but finds a perfect passion instead.
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From Publishers Weekly
Gold celebrates the bravura of "a woman in a man's world" with his swashbuckling second novel (after Warrior Queen) about a 16th-century Irish buccaneer as gorgeous as she was dauntless. Set against the backdrop of Ireland and England from 1544 to 1588, the novel tracks Grace O'Malley's career from girlhood to middle age, with the occasional chapter cutting away to Queen Elizabeth I, an equally red-haired, resourceful and outspoken heroine. The daughter of a chieftain and merchantmancumpirate, Grace takes up her father's trade and commands a merchant fleet by age 30. An astute trader, ruthless pirate and Irish patriot, she plunders the ships of the Dutch, French, Spanish and Turksand with particular relish stymies the oppressive English. She also achieves two marriages, four children and many amorous liaisons. Grace's story meets Queen Elizabeth's toward the novel's end, when the English kidnap Grace's youngest son. The Irishwoman courageously calls on the queen to ask for her son's return, and the two kindred spirits spend a remarkable night together of shared confidences and political wheeling and dealing. This fantastical yarn will satisfy readers looking to root for a strong woman with a sharp sword and even more pointed tongue. (Jan.)
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