Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Share in the Conversation...Pirates and Prejudice

Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Louise

Pirates and PrejudiceFitzwilliam Darcy, tormented and haunted by the indignant words of Elizabeth Bennet’s refusal of his hand, is in the depths of despair. Living in a room near the docks of London, he hasn’t shaved or trimmed his beard in almost two months. Mistaken for an escaped pirate, Darcy is taken into custody and put in a cell. Unless he can convince someone of his true identity, he could be headed for the gallows. This does lead to some tense moments and is the beginning of Darcy’s adventure on the high seas… and what an adventure it is!

Even though he abhors disguise of any sort, Darcy agrees to impersonate the infamous pirate, Lockerly, to aid the police in his capture. True to character Darcy treats his crew fairly and with compassion. He inspires their respect, admiration and willingness to do anything he asks of them. Darcy hopes beyond hope that this impersonation will aid him in forgetting the woman he loves. Little does Darcy know that his wild adventure will take him directly into the path and arms of Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

As fate would have it, Elizabeth Bennet and her father travel to the Isles of Scilly to visit Mr. Bennet’s ailing sister. While there Elizabeth enjoys visiting with her much loved cousin, Melanie, and meeting a new handsome cousin, David Adams. When it is time for the return voyage to England, David travels with Mr. Bennet and Elizabeth, hoping to get to know Elizabeth better. Will he be the man Elizabeth could love or will Captain Smith win her heart? But what is there about Captain Smith that seems so familiar?

Much to my delight Darcy and Lizzy spend a good bit of time in the company of one another. Although they are not thrown together in the beginning, as the necessary events of this delightful story are unfolding, their first meeting is well worth the wait. The dialog is excellent and their chemistry is electric. Mr. Darcy will melt your heart and make you swoon.

This book has it all…adventure, intrigue, pretense, romance, betrayal, love, even Lydia and Wickham and much, much more. The masquerade ball toward the end is exquisite! There was nothing I did not like about Pirates and Prejudice. I have been eagerly anticipating its release since I first learned about it in September 2012. It is outstanding and lived up to my expectations. I will be reading this one again and again! Thank you, Kara Louise for another exceptional book!

5 out of 5 stars
PG Rating for no explicit sex

This was my 12th book for the Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge of 2013

There is still a giveaway associated with this book at my interview with Kara Louise. Be sure and leave a comment at Kara's interview post to be entered. You can also leave a comment here at my review to be entered. If you comment both places, that doubles your chance to win!!! Giveaway ends at midnight, June 18. Good luck to all!

21 comments:

  1. I loved this story too!! Nice review!

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    1. Wasn't it good?! I enjoyed it very much and know I will be reading it again!

      Thanks for you comment regarding the review. I always enjoy reading your reviews! :)

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  2. I thought it was nice, too, Candy!

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    1. Thank you, Kara Louise! I'm glad you did!

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  3. I love that there are additional Bennet relations to meet along with the new setting. Thanks for sharing your review thoughts.

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    1. You are welcome, Sophia Rose. I appreciate you taking the time to read my reviews and comment. There is everything to love about this book, relatives, setting, Darcy, pirates, Darcy,...did I mention Darcy?

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  4. Thanks, Sophia Rose (and Janet!). I enjoyed writing these new relations, as well, and I hope you enjoy meeting them!

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  5. More adventures and so different than you would expect from Pride and Prejudice. So glad this has been added to my to read list

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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    1. I am glad you have added it to your TBR list! I feel quite sure you will love it! It is exceptional!

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  6. Darcy as a pirate? More of the Bennet extended family? Adventures on the high seas? I can't wait to read this book and know that I will love it as much as I have Ms. Louise's other books!!

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    1. I don't doubt for a minute that you will love it every bit as much as Ms. Louise's other books. I certainly did. Would love to hear your thoughts when you read it!

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    2. Liz Castillo ~ csuexc(at)aol(dot)comJune 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM

      I've read it and couldn't put it down until I finished it! It was everything I expected and more! I think this may have been my favorite book by Ms Louise! I loved reading about Darcy being a pirate so much so I'm reading it again.

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  7. even Lydia and Wickham

    Does pirate-Darcy make Wicky walk the plank? Muahaha!!

    ~ junewilliams7 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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    1. Great comment! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Well, it's downloaded to my Kindle now, and a hard copy would be lovely. Can't wait to get started, shiver me timbers, pieces of eight etc.
    hazeljmills(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm glad to know someone else feels that way, Hazel! When it is a really good book, I want the paperback and the eBook. I still love my paperbacks but also love the convenience of an eBook and helping keep my paperbacks nice!

      Let us know what you think when you read it! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it either!

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  9. I can not wait to read this sounds so intriguing

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    1. Patkf2007 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    2. I felt the same way! I was so anxious to get it and start reading it! It was as good if not better than I even imagined!

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  10. Wow! Quite a few more have stopped by since my last visit! Thanks so much, good luck to all, and I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. Great review, Janet! I love that we get to read about Darcy and Elizabeth back on a boat together!!=)
    kellik115(at)yahoo(dot)com

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