I’m pretty sure this is my first pirate book, and boy am I glad I chose to read it. I’m not quite sure I knew what I was in for. My only experience with pirates is on Peter Pan, and I’m pretty sure there is not a Captain Hook on every ship! It was great, and I found myself wishing that the first half of the book had been a tad longer. I wanted more pirates!! All in all, it was a great read.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Can a former privateer and a determined heiress find lost treasure in 1725? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
Pasts Collide in New Orleans when a Treasure Goes Missing The last time New Orleans attorney Jean-Luc Valmont saw Maribel Cordoba, a Spanish nobleman’s daughter, she was an eleven-year-old orphan perched in the riggings of his privateering vessel proving herself as the best lookout on his crew. Until the day his infamy caught up with them all and innocent lives were lost. Unsure why he survived but vowing to make something of the chance he was given, Jean-Luc has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—until a very much alive and very grown up Maribel Cordoba arrives on his doorstep and threatens all he now holds dear.
It’s official, I want to go on a pirate ship. But since that is not realistic at all, I’ll have to settle for reading A Pirate Bride again and again. The first half of this book was my favorite. Maribel was a one of a kind character who was not scared to be out to sea (I love the water!), and not afraid to willingly climb aboard a ship of pirates and start working with them. She was a spitfire for sure and left a smile on my face in just about every scene.
In both parts of the book Kathleen Y’Barbo paints a vivid picture of life on the sea and on land. You can hear the waves in the background, feel the cannons when they hit, and smell the life of a pirate. You can smell the fresh air when Maribel is reading in a tree, and hear the children in the background as she talks with Mother Superior. In a nutshell, Kathleen Y’Barbo makes you feel like you are inside the story, almost like Maribel’s shadow experiencing everything first hand. It makes it hard to turn away from a book like this, let along try to start reading another!
Overall this book was great from start to finish. This is definitely a series I am going to follow, and an author I am eager to learn more about. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.
Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.
A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.