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Here's the set-up for Marsha Canham's historical romance adventure:
A pirate wench, disguised as a boy, is captured by an aristocratic US naval ship's captain and pressed into service as his cabin boy.
This action-packed swashbuckling adventure is a classic tale of romance, revenge, and breathtaking exploits on the high seas.
The time is 1804 and the U.S. Navy is attacking and destroying pirate strongholds on North Africa's infamous Barbary Coast. Courtney Farrow, daughter of one of the most feared and successful corsairs, is captured by Lt. Adrian Ballantine, proud, handsome, and determined to tame her spirit.
Constantly battling their attraction, they must become reluctant allies in order to discover who is selling secrets to the corsairs, and who has sold out the Farrow stronghold.
From Publishers Weekly:
In this action-packed historical romance, the only time people rest is when they're downed with fever or knocked unconscious. Nineteen-year-old Courtney Farrow, daughter of Duncan Farrow, the most feared pirate on North Africa's Barbary Coast, can fight, swear and think as well as if not better than most men.
But the time is 1804 and the U.S. Navy is attacking and destroying pirate strongholds. In battle, Courtney, disguised as a boy, is captured and forced to become cabin boy to Lt. Adrian Ballantine, proud, handsome, and the only man who can tame her spirit.
He has other things on his mind, though, namely discovering who is selling secrets to the pirates; she, meanwhile, suspects a traitor in the pirate ranks also. Packed with well-drawn characters, fiery sea battles and, for the most part, accurate information, this book is a good read. (Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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