DATE PUBLISHED: 1st May 2007
When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.
A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him. But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.
This is a extremely quick historical fiction, with pirates, whats not to love? Annalisa first meets James Sterling when he and other pirates raid the ship she is on and steal treasure. James lets Annalisa go and is punished for this. However, Annalisa’s father is facing the hangmans noose for losing the treasure and Annalisa is determined to recover the treasure and clear her fathers name. Kidnapping James and commandeering a ship of her own Annalisa goes in search of the treasure and may just loose her heart.
Firstly, pirates… it takes a lot to ruin a book about pirates and this book had me smiling ear to ear. Majority of the book takes place on Annalisa’s ship, The Dangerous Lady. With sword-fighting lessons, dangerous pirates and sweet moments between Annalisa and James this was just a sweet historical fiction that was exactly as advertised.
A solid plot well-executed, two star-crossed main characters and treasure… I enjoyed every minute.
Keep Calm and Read On,