A dauntless redhead, pirates, a fearless captain, high seas and a mystery. “The Pirate Bride” by Kathleen Y’Barbo has all the elements to captivate readers. It’s the second book in “The Daughters of the Mayflower” series featuring the great-granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Chapman, whom we met in the first book, “The Mayflower Bride” by Kimberley Woodhouse.
Maribel Cordoba, the daughter of a Spanish ship captain, is captured and taken aboard a French ship. She knows all about being a privateer, but has two things against her. She is a girl and she is only twelve, nearly thirteen. She and her
fellow captive, thirteen year old William Spencer, both make good cases as to why they are needed onboard, but French Captain Jean-Luc doesn’t agree. Bantering continues throughout this book and I found the dialogues as charming as the story itself.
There is so much to like about “The Pirate Bride”. The characters are diverse with interesting personalities and the relationships among them are unexpected. The storyline is exciting and moves quickly, making it a book I couldn’t put down. There were twists and turns that intensified the mystery, and the settings (some, of which, are the ships) are describe in such a way that I could easily imagine the swaying and the breeze. This is a very clean book with faith content relevant to the story and without being preachy.
There were a few scenes that I wished had lasted longer only because I enjoyed how the characters interacted. They seemed like my friends and I wanted to see what choices they made and how it would affect their lives.
I would easily recommend this book to ages thirteen and older and would especially recommend it to those who enjoy high sea adventures.
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Personal Rating: 4.52 Star Rating:
Title: “The Pirate Bride”
Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Published: April 1, 2018
Series: “The Daughters of the Mayflower”
“The Daughters of the Mayflower” Series
About “The Pirate Bride”
A Former Privateer and a Desperate Heiress Join Forces to Find a Treasure
Jump on board with a brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
One hundred years after her mother’s family came to the New World on the Mayflower, Maribel Cordova has landed in New Orleans to seek the man who holds the key to finding her father’s lost treasure. Attorney Jean-Luc Valmot has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—or so he hopes as he accepts a position on the governor’s staff. But the daughter of an infamous pirate threatens all he holds dear. Can Maribel and Jean-Luc compromise so they both can hold onto what they most desire?
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)