3 1/2 stars
Another fun romp by Sylvia Thorpe!
In this story
the heroine finds herself betrothed to a man she grew up with from a
neighboring plantation in Barbados. He loves her in his own way but is
controlling and jealous. Meanwhile a convict ship comes in and Bethany's
father goes to check out the slaves for sale. He finds a tall man of
arrogant stature and cool gray eyes and buys him along with a few
others...need I say more?
What follows is accusations of
insubordination, a flogging, Bethany's virtue is called into question,
there is a show down, a shipwreck, pirates, a slave uprising and a
mystery involving a 'royal' birth. Sounds like a lot but somehow Sylvia
works it all out.
It's not my favorite Thorpe but it's still a
good solid 3 stars and I can recommend it to others who like a clean
romantic adventure set in another time and place.
VIOLENCE: A flogging (not graphic) and muted talk of rape among pirates
PROFANITY: Mild to None
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS: None
MY Rating: G to Mild PG