Item description for Avery's Treasure by Kate Dolan...
Edward Talbot isn't inclined to accept the global pardon offered to pirates by Nassau's new governor. Being a pirate is the only thing he's ever succeeded at. Fate, however, has other plans, and as one misadventure leads to another, all of them seemingly involved with Arleigh Avery and her putative treasure map, he discovers there may be more to recommend the life of an honest man than he thought.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Zumaya Embraces
ISBN 1934135666 ISBN13 9781934135662
Availability 108 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 08:20.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Avery's Treasure?
It should be made into a movie! Aug 24, 2008
I'm not usually a reader of romances, but I'm glad I made an exception in this case. "Avery's Treasure" is just that--a delightful story with wonderful twists in the plot that keep you guessing all the way through. I most enjoyed the characters, and their interactions with each other. They were anything but predictable. There is plenty of good humor which exists along side of the disasters the characters continually get into. Because the author does such a good job on setting the visual scene, I feel this would make an excellent movie.
Fun and adventure Jun 16, 2008
I had no idea what was going to happen next with this one. But it didn't really matter because I had so much fun with the characters snapping at each other all the time - very funny. This is a great story when you're in the mood for action, adventure and nothing serious.
History and romance in the Caribbean... Mar 12, 2008
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 3/08 The setting is the early 1700's, Nassau. "The English Crown has neglected to send a governor to the Providence. Pirates claimed the area as their own. The government has offered the pirates a pardon, but many do not accept it. Henry Avery approaches captain of the Osprey, Edward Talbot, for a favor. His daughter Arleigh is precious to him. He wants her safely off the island. He entrusts her welfare to Edward. Arleigh is not the innocent that her father believes her to be. Dressed as a man, she sails away on a pirate ship. Therefore, the quest begins. Avery's Treasure is an exciting read complete with treasure maps, shipwrecks, and island adventures. Avery's Treasure by Kate Dolan is a splendid visit to the past. Ms. Dolan has thoroughly researched her topic. She successfully combines humor, history, romance, and fiction to tell the story of "pirates that sailed the Caribbean." Arleigh is not your typical female lead character. Neither are the pirates what you may imagine. I enjoyed the use of actual pirates from the past. Dolan is an extremely gifted writer. I will be watching for more of her art.
A book not to be missed!! Nov 29, 2007
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (8/07)
Arleigh Avery, sometimes Bridgeman, is heiress to an ill-begotten treasure. After her father obtains it, he changes his name and tries to live inconspicuously on an island. When trouble comes to the island, her father hires someone to take Arleigh to a safe island that is inhabited by nuns. This does not suit her plans at all. She wants to go in search of her father's treasure. She has a map that she believes will lead her to it. Posing as a man, she gets a job as a ship hand on a pirate's ship. It doesn't take too long before they figure out who she is and they know that she has a map to the treasure. Not being your typical heiress, Arleigh knows how to satisfy a man, and uses her abilities to her advantage.
Charles, a minister, who was sent in search of Arleigh, is intentionally stranded on an island that is only inhabited by one individual, Dominique. While appearing to be fiercely independent, Dominique is actually quite vulnerable and finds herself drawn to Charles. When, by chance, Arleigh shows up on the island, Arleigh intends to seduce Charles into helping her. To Dominique's dismay, he falls for it.
The adventure continues as the crew go in search of a quick means for wealth. Many of their attempts are humorously thwarted, but they continue to try. Captain Talbot, a pirate, seems to be developing an interest in Dominique. She has to figure out if she can overcome her attraction to Charles who now believes he is married to Arleigh. Meanwhile, Dominique and Arleigh find themselves forming an unlikely, but entertaining friendship.
"Avery's Treasure" was an adventure to read. I loved that the female heroines were not the typical virginal, historical romance characters. Arleigh is an experienced female that knew what to do to get what she wants. Dominique, who appears to be more innocent, in spite of living like a savage on an island, shows a great deal of strength and character in her ability to survive on her own. The men seem to vacillate between being cold-hearted pirates and men that are trying to do what's right. This adds to the fun, especially when they choose to be bad.
"Avery's Treasure" is a must read for historical romance fans. It would be a blast to read and discuss in romance readers' groups. While there is some sex in the book, the acts are more referred to than overly done or described, so nobody should be offended. Ms. Dolan uses humorous touches that will bring a smile to your face as you read about the pirate's misadventures. "Avery's Treasure" is definitely a book not to be missed.