The Privateer of San Madrid by Danielle Thorne

July 29, 2019 | 1 Comment
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The Privateer of San Madrid by Danielle ThorneThe Privateer of San Madrid
Author: Danielle Thorne
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 221
Date: July 29, 2019
Publisher: Indie

There’s a bounty on his head…

Captain Julius Bertrand isn’t a pirate anymore, but someone wants him out of the way. Distracted by an avaricious girl he could never love and the beautiful Kate O’Connell who doesn’t need him, Bertrand tries to untangle the web of mysterious cargo someone in the New World wants to keep a secret.

Kate O’Connell arrives in San Madrid determined to put her past behind her. Assisting her physician father shouldn’t be too scandalous if she can mind her tongue and temper, but it seems all of the women on the island see her as less than suitable for their company. When tragedy strikes, she must forgive them all and put her best foot forward, even if that means rubbing shoulders with the one man who captivates her heart and imagination.

When Bertrand’s pirating past returns with the explosive force of a sweeping broadside, he finds he must sacrifice everything his respectable life has brought him in order to save what matters most.


About Danielle Thorne

Danielle Thorne

Danielle Thorne is the author of classic romance and adventure in several genres. She loves Jane Austen, pirates, cookies, cats, dogs, and long naps. She does not like phone calls or sushi. Danielle is a mother of four, grandmother of two, and graduate of BYU-Idaho.

One response to “The Privateer of San Madrid by Danielle Thorne

  1. Maria

    This story is more unexpected than many romance novels. I was never sure how it was going to play out. Just as I’d start to think I had it figured out there was another twist that I didn’t see coming. For a while I even thought there would not be a happy ending (but there is).
    I had previously read and enjoyed A Pirate at Pembroke and went into the book with the same expectations but was chagrined to read that this one is far more violent and bloody. If you have issues with blood this might be a hard read. The pirates are ruthless.
    One problem I had was not having enough nautical lingo to follow the scenes in my mind. When the author describes how the boat turned or whatever I couldn’t picture it due to my own lack. That made it harder for me to stay intrigued with battles etc. And I found I had to reread passages to try to figure some things out. I had a hard time trying to follow the intrigue but honestly part of that might be because I had too much going on that only allowed me to read in snatches instead of steadily on as I prefer.
    I liked that Kate was unwilling to let wrongs go unchallenged and was strong and willing to fight for right. Bertrand was mysterious and brooding. I didn’t know what to think of him sometimes.

    Sex: some innuendo
    Language: no
    Violence: yes, some very bloody scenes

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