The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo is part of a unique new series being published by Barbour Publishing Group. In this series, each book is written by a different author and takes us through American history. The first book starts with the Mayflower, and the last book (at least the last announced one, there may be more coming that are as of yet unannounced) is set during the war of 1812.
A description of the book and overview of the series is as follows:
“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.
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo.
More to come in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (coming February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (coming April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (coming June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (coming August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (coming October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (coming December 2018)”
Okay, I’m just going to go ahead and give my honest thoughts here. This book seemed like it knew where it was trying to go, but not how to get there. I didn’t think the transitions made sense, nor did I really like how it ended. The writing seemed amateurish and the plot skipped along like rocks on a pond, instead of smoothly like a sailboat. It was slow and then rushed and didn’t seem natural. The idea was creative but the result choppy. It wasn’t necessarily a bad book in terms of content, but there are better written pirate books out there (MaryLu Tyndall writes some really good ones).
Thank you to Barbour Publishers and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
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