The Pirate Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #2)
A Former Privateer and a Desperate Heiress Join Forces to Find a Treasure Jump on board with a brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. One hundred years after her mother's family came to the New World on the Mayflower, Maribel Cordova has landed in New Orleans to seek the man who holds the key to finding her father’s lost treasure. Attorney Jean-Luc Valmot has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—or so he hopes as he accepts a position on the governor’s staff. But the daughter of an infamous pirate threatens all he holds dear. Can Maribel and Jean-Luc compromise so they both can hold onto what they most desire? Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo. More to come in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (coming February 2018)The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (coming April 2018)The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (coming June 2018)The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (coming August 2018)​The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (coming October 2018)The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (coming December 2018)  

The Pirate Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #2) Details

TitleThe Pirate Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #2)
Author
ReleaseApr 1st, 2018
PublisherBarbour Books
ISBN-139781683224976
Rating
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance

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The Pirate Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #2) Review

  • Missy
    January 1, 1970
    This book was such an enjoyable read. It followed Maribel Cordoba (Red) the young daughter of a Spanish ship captain and Jean-Luc a French ship captain. After taking over the ship of Maribel and her father, Jean-Luc forms a special place in his heart for Red, though he does not realize it for years later. Maribel is a reader of pirate books, knowing all ships, the duties of all aboard, and cannot help but irritate the French captain. After years of searching for the rebellious Red who has grown This book was such an enjoyable read. It followed Maribel Cordoba (Red) the young daughter of a Spanish ship captain and Jean-Luc a French ship captain. After taking over the ship of Maribel and her father, Jean-Luc forms a special place in his heart for Red, though he does not realize it for years later. Maribel is a reader of pirate books, knowing all ships, the duties of all aboard, and cannot help but irritate the French captain. After years of searching for the rebellious Red who has grown up in a convent on a Caribbean island, Maribel finds her family, and Jean-Luc finally finds her by pure chance. I liked this book for its story on the ocean, the life of a privateer, and of course the love it brought to Maribel and Jean-Luc. I have to admit it did take me a good bit to get into, but once Maribel made her way to New Orleans, the story really picked up and I enjoyed where it was going. I would recommend this book, especially if you enjoyed the Mayflower Bride. This is a great series and I cannot wait to read the next. I received this from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Sarah Monzon
    January 1, 1970
    This is what I’d call my guilty pleasure type of book. The fast pace kept me engaged and entertained. A fun way to spend a few hours.
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    An enjoyable read full of adventure! A descendant from the Lytton family tree from book one of the series, Maribel Cordoba finds herself having quite an adventure as a twelve year old when out at sea with her estranged father. The story fast forwards to eleven years later on as she begins a new life in New Orleans, in 1724. I enjoyed the character of Maribel, with her insatiable curiosity, friendly nature and intelligent bantering with the shipmates, especially Captain Jean. It was a fun story t An enjoyable read full of adventure! A descendant from the Lytton family tree from book one of the series, Maribel Cordoba finds herself having quite an adventure as a twelve year old when out at sea with her estranged father. The story fast forwards to eleven years later on as she begins a new life in New Orleans, in 1724. I enjoyed the character of Maribel, with her insatiable curiosity, friendly nature and intelligent bantering with the shipmates, especially Captain Jean. It was a fun story to read, and had me guessing how she would adjust to life later on as an adult. The twists and turns with the many characters popping in and out of her life, made it move along quickly. The ending felt a bit rushed and condensed, with the romance part a bit awkward, but it was a satisfying read overall.Recommend to fans of sea going tales, Christian historicals and clean romances. Reads fine as a standalone. 4.5 stars(An e-book was provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)
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  • Dana Michael
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a fun, sweet, mystery filled adventure. I felt as if I was swept away on a privateer ship in the Caribbean. With a little red headed girl who endeared herself to the crew as Red.The Captain, a handsome, feared, and brave man who had me swooning. I was captivated by this read. The talented author is new to me and I will most definitely be reading more from her. With that said, I would love to see these characters again with maybe William Spencer as the hero.😉*I was given a copy of t This book was a fun, sweet, mystery filled adventure. I felt as if I was swept away on a privateer ship in the Caribbean. With a little red headed girl who endeared herself to the crew as Red.The Captain, a handsome, feared, and brave man who had me swooning. I was captivated by this read. The talented author is new to me and I will most definitely be reading more from her. With that said, I would love to see these characters again with maybe William Spencer as the hero.😉*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
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  • Regina
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come.
  • Jolanthe
    January 1, 1970
    I have to say I expected a little more from this book and was a bit disappointed overall. (some spoilers below) Keep in mind the book description doesn’t even kick in until almost halfway through the book. The book begins with one of the main characters, Maribel, a young girl of 12/13 as she is taken aboard the ship of a privateer after her father is killed. The captain, a man about 12 years her senior, doesn't want her on board, but she later sneaks back on his ship. She endears herself to thos I have to say I expected a little more from this book and was a bit disappointed overall. (some spoilers below) Keep in mind the book description doesn’t even kick in until almost halfway through the book. The book begins with one of the main characters, Maribel, a young girl of 12/13 as she is taken aboard the ship of a privateer after her father is killed. The captain, a man about 12 years her senior, doesn't want her on board, but she later sneaks back on his ship. She endears herself to those around her, and later when the ship is attacked, she is rescued and sent to live on a quiet island. (44% of the book focuses on her time at this age).Somehow she can't quite remember everything that happened when she was on the ship and recovers living with nuns. Meanwhile, the captain of the ship is also injured, believes her dead, and in his months of recovery is unclear on all that has happened. Fast forward about ten years and the two are reacquainted and all the memories are back. Maribel is now a woman of 23 and living in New Orleans and trying to fit back into society with family that has been searching for her for years. The remainder of the book focuses on her discovery of family secrets, along with her relationship with Jean-Luc, the captain she knew from years ago and his secrets. Personally, the relationship between the two seemed rather rushed and just creepy in a way. Considering her age when they first met and the age difference, the sudden falling in love was just rather unbelievable. For years she has dreamed of this man (I understand a young girl having a crush on an older man), but the other side of that is a little bit discomforting to me. Had the author allowed them to spend more time getting to know each other and develop a real relationship, it might not have seemed so rushed and off. Also, the backstory of the book (how they met, etc...) just dragged on and on. Almost 45% of the book was dedicated to her life prior to the point that the back cover story hints at. Quite honestly, that was frustrating because I kept waiting for the story to kick in...and it didn’t for some time. This book was given to me via NetGalley for review from the publisher. All thoughts/opinions are my own.
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  • Ashley Nikole
    January 1, 1970
    So much love for The Pirate Bride. Before reading this one I'd just finished another seafaring/pirate related story that was a major let down- but reading The Pirate Bride was so refreshing and delightful. However, I found the title was fairly misleading, as was the excerpt. The first half of the book takes place when Maribel is 12 and Jean-Luc 24 ish. She manages to end up on his ship and works as one of his crewmembers, then the second half of the book takes place when he's 35 and she's 23. Th So much love for The Pirate Bride. Before reading this one I'd just finished another seafaring/pirate related story that was a major let down- but reading The Pirate Bride was so refreshing and delightful. However, I found the title was fairly misleading, as was the excerpt. The first half of the book takes place when Maribel is 12 and Jean-Luc 24 ish. She manages to end up on his ship and works as one of his crewmembers, then the second half of the book takes place when he's 35 and she's 23. There is no mention of anyone marrying anyone until the last twenty or so pages of the book, and the back cover synopsis honestly was nothing like the plot of the book. It was incredibly obtuse, even I don't know how whoever wrote that, read the story and got what they put on the back cover, out of the book. Even still, those two things aside- I loved The Pirate Bride. Jean-Luc- yes. Amazing privateer. His relationship with Maribel at both ages was just so sweet. Maribel- what a bright little thing who talked a whole lot, but truly so sweet and pure. The only thing keeping this book from being a five star one for me is simply that it didn't feel long enough! Because half of the book was essentially backstory, the second half felt woefully short, and alas!- all the interactions I was waiting for, once they both became adults (or rather, once Maribel became an adult), was just cut so short! They were such a fantastic couple and I felt they had a lot of promise, but it was totally cut short by half the book being dedicated to the backstory. Don't get me wrong- I LOVED the backstory. Most times I don't, but it added to their respective characters and made me love the plot and people in it, even more- but I wanted their adult lives delved into a little deeper. Sigh. I guess not, but here's to hoping. Apart from the aforementioned things- this book was just a delightful read. Truly. High seas. Privateers (not pirates, you know ;), bounties, sea battles, ships and rigging and sailors and revenge- it was just a truly captivating time. I finished it in less than a day and I quite simply, loved it. Now I'm going to go look into reading some of Kathleen's other books, as she is a new (to me) author, and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of her other books!
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book of the Daughter of the Mayflower series. After reading The Mayflower Bride (the first in the series), I told myself I wasn’t gonna read another cause it was too religious for me. What can I say? Even though I wasn’t fond of the religious part of the book the writing & story line greatly intrigued me. I thought I will give the series & writer one more chance to keep my interest. I am so glad I did.This book was another “can’t put down” book. The story, the emotion This is the second book of the Daughter of the Mayflower series. After reading The Mayflower Bride (the first in the series), I told myself I wasn’t gonna read another cause it was too religious for me. What can I say? Even though I wasn’t fond of the religious part of the book the writing & story line greatly intrigued me. I thought I will give the series & writer one more chance to keep my interest. I am so glad I did.This book was another “can’t put down” book. The story, the emotions, the ups & downs, just to mention a few, was wonderful. The religious issues I had (though I am Christian, I do not always want to read “religious” books). The very odd life the characters had while reading it, it was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this book.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    The Pirate's Bride is an easy afternoon escape. I quickly read this book in one setting and enjoyed the story of a girl who was captured by privateers. It took a couple turns I did not see, but wrapped up very quickly. This was a interesting look at early New Orleans and piracy/priveteering, but I wish we got a little more history and background about New Orleans.
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  • Jessica Batten
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed "The Pirate's Bride"! It's an adventrous Christian fiction tale of a young girl who is captured by privateers. However! I did not feel like the book was sufficiently wrapped up, so for that I gave it a four. I would've liked a solid epilogue, but hopefully we'll get a sequel of some sort.
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