Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Blog Features, Historical, Pirate Romance, Swashbuckling Reads

SWASHBUCKLING READS: A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey

SWASHBUCKLING READS: A Pirate’s Love by Johanna LindseyA Pirate's Love by Johanna Lindsey
Published by Avon on November 25th 2008 (Originally published 1978)
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384

Sun-Blazed Beaches

With languid tropical breezes caressing her breathtakingly beautiful face, Bettina Verlaine stood before the mast, sailing westward to fulfill a promise her heart never made--marriage to a Count her eyes had never beheld. Then in a moment of swashbuckling courage, the pirate Tristan swept her away and the spell of his passion was cast over her heart forever. But many days--and fiery nights--must pass before their love could flower into that fragile blossom a woman gives to only one man.

Well we can’t have a pirate feature without talking about Johanna Lindsey – reader favourite, queen of bodice rippers and pirate romances. I have read this one a long time ago and the book was overall an ok read and I do remember some rapey moments that bothered me….I read this one when I started reading romances so it will be interesting to re-read a bodice ripper and see how I feel about it…Common features of being kidnapped by a pirate while the heroine is on her way to her betrothed can be expected in this pirate romance!

Warning: This is a bodice ripper guys so please be mindful that the content might be disturbing to some.

About Johanna Lindsey

Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becoming a young housewife. The marriage had three children; Alfred, Joseph and Garret, who already have made her a grandmother. After her husband’s death, Johanna moved to Maine, New England, to stay near her family.

Johanna Lindsey wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977 “on a whim”, and the book was a success. By 2006, with over 58 Million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, with translations appearing in 12 languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world’s most popular authors of historical romance.

Johanna’s books span the various eras of history, including books set in the Middle Ages, the American “Old West” and the popular Regency England-Scotland. She has even written a few sci-fi romances. By far the most popular among her books are the stories about the Malory-Anderson Family, a Regency England saga.

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