A heart-stopping saga of courage, derring-do, and selfless love on the high seas.
Christian Historical Fiction set in Jamaica in the time of pirates and slavery
This book begins where the first book in the Buccaneers series, Port Royal, leaves off. The Pirate and His Lady is full of even more suspense, romance, and high-seas adventure than the first installation! This is probably due to the fact that this is now the meat of the story. The characters have been fully developed and the reader can ride along with them as they choose their fate.
I found this book to be much more of what I expected from the first one. I had found Port Royal to be a little slow as far as the action, focusing more on back story. There also was not as much romance as I had hoped. The Pirate and His Lady promises plenty of romance and action, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat one moment and sighing with contentment the next!
Even though it is a fiction book, there is a lot of historical fact interspersed throughout. I really enjoyed learning the history of the Buccaneers. Linda Chaikin does a great job of incorporating historical facts into her stories.
The main characters go through a lot of trials and their faith is sorely tested. To see how they rely on the Lord and the different Scriptures and truths they use to help them inspired me. I know it is a good book when I find myself applying truths from it to my everyday life!
It is a clean book. It does have some violence, but not too graphic. The violence is the normal sword fighting type of violence. Everything is discussed from a Christian worldview though. I give this book 4 stars and would definitely recommend it!
Linda Chaikin has an exceptional gift for making the reader feel a part of the story. If you like romance, historical settings, adventure, mystery, and a solid plot with a good clean Christian perspective than you will love this series. Chaikin's descriptive style has a way of transporting the reader to a world that ignites the senses. You can almost feel the texture of the clothes, smell the sweetness of the flowers, taste the scrumptiousness of the food, and feel the salty sea air whipping in your face. But be aware ~ Chaikin also has a tendency to write her stories in trilogy style where in order to get the full story you have to read all three books! Best Advice: If there is more than one in the series, do not start reading them until you have them all!