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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Pirate's Prize



by Lena Nelson Dooley

Is there any way to escape from a pirate ship?

Angelina de la Fuente Delgado, the pampered daughter of a wealthy merchant, is on her way home from a trip to Spain when her ship is attacked by pirates. The brigands captured her and her aunt and steal all the merchandise on the ship. After forcing most of the crew to walk the plank, they sink the vessel into the Atlantic.

Brian O'Doule, who is secretly in love with Angelina, is also kidnapped by the pirates. Driven by feelings of guilt for not preventing the disaster, he does everything in his power to protect the women and to find a way for them all to escape.

Will Angelina ever see her home and her beloved father again? Or will she be forced to marry the fierce pirate captain, Etienne Badeau?

Pammer here: Lena has done it again. A beautifully written intriguing tale of adventures on the high seas. Her descriptions are so wonderful you can actually smell the tangy air. Also captivating are the characters especially Angelina and Brian. I loved those two. They were so real and alive, you couldn't help cheering them on, even when they made mistakes. Aunt Elena reminds me of a favored aunt of mine.

For a sweet romance with a twist of adventure, I recommend this book. I would feel safe enough to give this to a teenager to read and a range of age groups would enjoy the tale.

I better stop before I give away a spoiler. But also, I found out at the ACFW conference, this book is in audio form too!

Well done, Lena.

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