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Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams
Author: Elaine Leclaire
ISBN-13: 9780843955750
ISBN-10: 0843955759
Publication Date: 8/30/2005
Pages: 342
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Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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In 1725 Rosalind Hanshaw refuses to marry Murdock, the odious business partner of her father. However, she also knows if she remains in London, she will be forced to wed against her will. Her only hope is to journey to Jamaica where her brother can protect her.

On the high seas, Alexandre de Marchant, the notorious French pirate Black Angel, stops Rosalind's vessel and takes her captive. When Alexandre realizes that he has his adversary's fiance as his prisoner, he decides she is the perfect pawn for avenging what Murdock did to him and his family. He will deflower her before shipping her home for a large ransom. However, he soon changes his mind as he finds he is her prisoner as she has captured his heart.

Though the relational theme of this strong pirate romance is similar to several recent tales (for instance, see Jennifer Ashley's THE PIRATE HUNTER), fans of the sub-genre will appreciate this fine early eighteenth century romance. The story line is action-packed filled with daring sea battles and plenty of romance. The lead couple is a delightful pairing as the audience observes the metamorphosis of the hero from pirate capturer to loving prisoner. Readers will want to sail the seven seas with Captain Elaine LeClaire.

Harriet Klausner