Item description for Pirate's Prize (Heartsong Presents #656) by Lena Nelson Dooley...
Angelina de la Fuente Delgado, the pampered daughter of a wealthy merchant, is on her way home from a trip to Spain when her ship is attacked by pirates. The brigands capture her and her aunt and steal all the merchandise on the ship. After forcing most of the crew to walk the plank, they sink the vessel into the Atlantic. Brian O'Doule, who is secretly in love with Angelina, is also kidnapped by the pirates. Driven by feelings of guilt for not preventing the disaster, he does everything in his power to protect the women and to find a way for them all to escape. Will Angelina ever see her home and her beloved father again? Or will she be forced to marry the fierce pirate captain, Etienne Badeau? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.78" Width: 4.22" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.19 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1593106092 ISBN13 9781593106096
Availability 0 units.
More About Lena Nelson Dooley
Lena Nelson Dooley is an award-winning author with more than 690,000 books in print. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers where she received the Mentor of the Year award in 2006 and three Carol award silver pins. She lives in Hurst, Texas, with her husband of over 47 years.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Pirate's Prize (Heartsong Presents #656)?
Giving this to my daughter for her birthday soon... Jul 12, 2007
I'm giving this to my daughter for her birthday soon (along with another book and other related items). Once I get her feedback, I'll update my review with actual info.
Novel with a purpose Apr 25, 2007
Reviewed by Susan Pettrone for Reader Views (4/07)
Angelina never dreamed that a seemingly boring voyage on her father's ship, the "Angelina Star," would be a voyage which would change her life forever. Visiting her grandparents was a special treat for Angelina as we learn in the prologue, for visiting them meant traveling from her new home in Florida back to Spain where they resided. But to Angelina, the trip was worth it for she loved them very much and enjoyed being so close to her mother's family.
But the voyage was not to be the usual voyage, one of open seas and long days. It became one filled with frightening moments, pirate's abduction and being held against her will in the palatial estate of one of the worst pirates of the time, Etienne Badeau. Angelina caught the eye of Badeau when the boarded the Angelina Star, and from that moment on, he was determined to make her "his" no matter what the cost, and no matter how long it took. But Badeau had no idea that he wasn't the only man who loved Angelina, for a sailor on her father's ship, Brian, was bound and determined himself to keep Angelina safe from the pirate Badeau. Passing himself off as a translator for Badeau, Brian makes himself indispensable to the pirate. After all, if the pirate couldn't communicate with Angelina, how could he win her heart? Interestingly enough, Brian serving as a translator really was not needed, as Angelina could speak fluently in French as well as Spanish. Instinctively knowing that Brian would keep her Aunt Elena and herself safe, Angelina wisely goes along with the ruse, fooling Badeau and giving hope to what might have been a hopeless situation had Brian not been there with her.
What transpires next in the book is a mixture of suspense, love story, adventure, intrigue and, of course, heroic rescue for the captured young woman and her Aunt. Also within this book is a message of hope and spiritual faith that is written in such a way as not to be blatant or "preachy" but rather matter of fact, blending well into the story and serving as a wonderful part of the characters within the book.
As a reader, I found this a refreshing change from usual romances in that instead of your run-of-the-mill love story, the love that was presented was love based in faith and caring and not unlikely scenarios or fantastic situations or flowery text as is so often found in romance novels today. The addition of Angelina's strong faith is what draws all the elements of this story together and what ultimately makes the outcome satisfying for the reader as well.
I would highly recommend "Pirate's Prize" for readers of all ages who are searching for a novel that has a purpose behind it's storyline as well as for those readers who enjoy novels with faith being the prevalent strength behind the characters. In less than 200 pages, the reader is transported from Spain to a ship, and then to a pirate's home in the glades of Florida. It is a trip, which must be experienced to be appreciated, and in this reviewer's opinion, a trip that is well worth the journey.