A Review of The Pirate and His Lady by Linda Chaikin
Backcover description: Emerald Harwick finds herself caught in two skirmishes: a brutal pirate war over buried treasure, and a tumultuous battle for the heart of the man she loves. A romance to intrigue you.My Review: This book begins where the first book in the Buccaneers series, Port Royal, leaves off. The Pirate and His Lady is full of even more suspense, romance, and high-seas adventure than the first installation! This is probably due to the fact that this is now the meat of the story. The characters have been fully developed and the reader can ride along with them as they choose their fate.
I found this book to be much more of what I expected from the first one. I had found Port Royal to be a little slow as far as the action, focusing more on back story. There also was not as much romance as I had hoped. The Pirate and His Lady promises plenty of romance and action, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat one moment and sighing with contentment the next!
Even though it is a fiction book, there is a lot of historical fact interspersed throughout. I really enjoyed learning the history of the Buccaneers. Linda Chaikin does a great job of incorporating historical facts into her stories.
The main characters go through a lot of trials and their faith is sorely tested. To see how they rely on the Lord and the different Scriptures and truths they use to help them inspired me. I know it is a good book when I find myself applying truths from it to my everyday life!