Monday, August 9, 2010

The Pirate and The Puritan by Mary Clayton

From the Cover:
1704 - Dangerous times, when the colonies of the Americas are threatened by Queen Anne's War. It is not the French but a pirate who captures Mercy Penhall, mute Puritan spinster. In fear for her life and virtue yet drawn to the captain in spite of herself, Mercy has unknowingly begun on a course of adventure, heartbreak that will test her courage to the utmost. And in the end the secret she carries in her soul threatens to prevent even the small chance of happiness inherent in an impossible love. Edmund Gramercy is an unwilling pirate, forced to join a hostile crew to save his life. He defies them to spare the lives of the vanquished and the virtue of the women. But the mute Puritan girl tempts him like no other. It is best to set her free and never see her again. A pirate's life is a short one - for her own sake he cannot claim her. Yet their paths cross again, then again. He is drawn to her but his passion is hopeless. He is a wanted man. To love a decent woman is impossible. And there is a strange shadow behind her brave blue eyes... Can the impossible become possible for the pirate and the Puritan?"

Tifferz Take:

First I really liked the cover of this book and I enjoyed this clean romance! Mary did a great job with this story! I did not get bored. She gives you romance filled with action, adventure and some unexpected twists and turns. I admired Mercy she has a lot of courage and a temper! Edmund I liked right off the bat. But I would have liked to know more of his background. If you like pirates I think you would enjoy this book.I purchased the kindle book and felt it was well worth the money.

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  1. I loved this one too. It was well written and had all the elements of a great story. The main character was unique and the plot fantastic.