Beauvallet

Beauvallet

eBook - 2010
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Cinematographic with escapes, kidnapping, galloping sword play, and a breathless elopement. ?THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT The most daring, dashing hero of all Mad Nicholas to his friends, Scourge of Spain to his enemies, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is one of Queen Elizabeth's most dashing buccaneers and has never been known to resist a challenge. A Spanish lady all fire and heart When Beauvallet captures the galleon carrying Doa Dominica de Rada y Sylvan and her father, he vows to return them safely to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas?he will return to Spain, where there's a price on his head, and claim Dominica as his bride... What readers say: An adventure story you can't put down. This is more exciting than any movie; your eyes will sparkle and your hands will grip the pages as you frantically try to keep up with the laughing pirate who leads you on the most daring trek through Spain. Swashbuckling romance. Great yarn set in Elizabethan times?you will not be disappointed, it's action-packed. A love story not to be missed! Highly recommended! If you've ever secretly thrilled to swashbuckling films, you will LOVE Beauvallet! If you enjoy the language of Shakespearean times, the color, the pagentry, you will LOVE Beauvallet! If you love a great romance, you will LOVE Beauvallet!
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2010.
ISBN: 9781402228162
1402228163
9781402228155
1402228155
Characteristics: 1 online resource (301 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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bwortman Mar 28, 2013

Not as polished as some of the other Heyer novels I've read, this one was still enjoyable. The historical accuracy is still admirable and the Elizabethan period is conjured admirably. Dominica isn't particularly well-developed as a character and is considerably outshone by the charismatic personality that is Beauvallet. The narrative tone also wanders a bit. But any flaws are made up for by a plot that dashes along quickly with a heavy dose of pirates thrown into the mix.

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c_anderson
Oct 02, 2011

Super-annoying faux-Elizabethan dialogue. Yikes.

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janeleaper
Jul 28, 2010

Tudor romance, not my favourite era. Rather stodgy

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