Author: Kathleen Y'Barbo
Genre: Historical Romance
Can a former privateer and a determined heiress find lost treasure in 1725?
A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
Pasts Collide in New Orleans when a Treasure Goes Missing.
The last time New Orleans attorney Jean-Luc Valmont saw Maribel Cordoba, a Spanish nobleman’s daughter, she was an eleven-year-old orphan perched in the riggings of his privateering vessel proving herself as the best lookout on his crew. Until the day his infamy caught up with them all and innocent lives were lost. Unsure why he survived but vowing to make something of the chance he was given, Jean-Luc has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—until a very much alive and very grown up Maribel Cordoba arrives on his doorstep and threatens all he now holds dear.
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
If you haven't started reading the new series Daughters of the Mayflower you need to start. The second book in the series The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo was filled with adventure right from the beginning. I found it incredibly hard to put down. Each book in the series has a different author too, so it is fascinating to see where this series will go.
Y'Barbo has done an excellent job in making me feel I was right on board the ship with our main character Maribel Cordoba, who at the age of 12 is taken captive by our other main character Jean-Luc Beaumont when he attacks and sinks the ship on which she is travelling. But not before he saves her first. Unfortunately, his ship is also attacked, and young Maribel is lost at sea. Or is she? The story continues to pick up speed, and we soon see Maribel a grown woman who knows things about Captain Beaumont that he would prefer to be kept secret.
I enjoyed this book, so I was somewhat taken aback by how it finished and how Captain Beaumont reacted to Maribel when he saw her again. The romance surprised me (on his end, not hers) given their previous history. Plus the "danger" she was in was resolved before it even got started, so it was somewhat of a letdown at the end. Despite that, I still enjoyed the book, and I look forward to the next one in the series.