Captive Splendors [NOOK Book]

Overview

A young woman's past liberates all that she's ever desired in this sparkling romance of adventure from international bestselling author Fern Michaels. . .

As a van der Rhys, Caleb's first allegiance is to the sea. Close behind are his affections for anyone foolish enough to pass him in a skirt. But that shouldn't be a problem when he's hired to ship a cargo of Puritans to the colonies?until a stowaway is discovered onboard. Wren is equal parts stormy and beautiful, normally an ...

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Overview

A young woman's past liberates all that she's ever desired in this sparkling romance of adventure from international bestselling author Fern Michaels. . .

As a van der Rhys, Caleb's first allegiance is to the sea. Close behind are his affections for anyone foolish enough to pass him in a skirt. But that shouldn't be a problem when he's hired to ship a cargo of Puritans to the colonies—until a stowaway is discovered onboard. Wren is equal parts stormy and beautiful, normally an irresistible combination for Caleb. But they have a shared past that deems her off limits. All they have are the stars to guide them, in which case anything is possible. . .

Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels

"Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." —Booklist on Return to Sender

"A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." —Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich

145,000 Words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601830791
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/6/2014
  • Series: Captive , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 32,406
  • File size: 1,007 KB

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Fool Me Once, Sweet Revenge, The Nosy Neighbor, Pretty Woman, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret.

Biography

Born Mary Ruth Kuczkir in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Fern Michaels was married and the mother of five before she embarked on her long, successful writing career – a career that began with something midway between a challenge and a command. When her youngest child went off to kindergarten, Michaels's husband imperiously ordered her (in just so many words) to get off her ass and get a job. Long years in the domestic trenches had left her short on marketable skills, so she decided trade off her lifelong love of reading and write a book. Just like that. The domineering, unsupportive husband is history. And Michaels has gone on to pen bestselling romance after bestselling romance. Just like that..

With typical modesty, Michaels does not claim to be a great writer; however, she admits proudly to being a born storyteller. Her bulging bookshelf proves she is all over the map, producing with equal facility hot historicals, lighthearted contemporary capers, adrenaline-laced thrillers, and heartwarming tales of family and friendship. She is especially adept at writing stories about women who prevail in hard times – a reflection, perhaps, of her own struggles in her marriage and early career.

Raised to believe that the fortunate in life have an obligation to give back, Michaels devotes a lot of time to philanthropic concerns. She has established a foundation that grants four-year scholarships to needy students and has set up pre-schools and daycare centers for single mothers. She is also an avid animal lover and has been known to own as many as five dogs at a time.

In 1993, Michaels picked up stakes and moved from her home in New Jersey to a 300-year-old plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina. She and the dogs share the house amicably with a friendly ghost whom Fern has dubbed Mary Margaret. In addition to stopping clocks and moving pillows from room to room, Mary Margaret has been known to occasionally leave flowers on Michaels's nightstand!

Good To Know

Michaels confesses in our interview: "I'm a junk food junkie and a chocoholic. My desk drawers have more junk food in them than paper and pens. I chomp and chew all day long. At night I get up and eat Marshmallow Fluff right out of the jar. In between eating, I write."

Her first "sort of, kind of job" was in market research. Michaels recounts the gig's low-point in our interview: "I had a partner and we were testing a new pressurized drain cleaner. All you had to do was put this can in the drain, squeeze and supposedly the drain would open right up. It did, all right.

"The whole wall collapsed, and stuff that was in there for a hundred years flew everywhere. The lady didn't tell us the drain backed up to her kitchen drain and disposal. The company didn't care that we smelled like a sewer or that our clothes were ruined. The lady got a new bathroom, and we both got fired."

Michaels reveals some of her sources of inspiration: "Inspiration comes from everywhere. The title for Finders Keepers came from a cartoon with two chipmunks that my grandson was watching. I had a title but no story. I finally came up with one to fit that wonderful title.

"Names for characters sometime come from television. I had a character named Metaxis which is odd to begin with. There is a news anchor on T.V. who has that same last name. Sometimes it will just be a word someone says in passing, something I read or saw. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It's almost like, okay, I need something here, stay alert and it will happen."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Kuczkir
    2. Hometown:
      Summerville, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      High School

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2010

    Not recommended

    No cohesive plot, the story kept going off in different directions and never really came together. Parts that needed more detail were glossed over, parts that did not need detail had too much and did not find one character that was likeable or interesting. Sorry but this was not a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    This Book was Great!

    This book was very good...probably my favorite in the series. You have to read the first two in order for a lot to make sense, but you also have to understand her style of writing...a lot of suspense and it's frustrating at times, but stick with it and you will probably love it too. In some spots it takes a little too long to get to the point, but that's really what makes you keep coming back for more. Impossible to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2006

    Huh?

    I couldn't finish the book, I did try but had to stop when I was half way through, I found every character to have a horrible personality. All as I can say is that it was one of the worst books I have ever read and unfortunately I will not be reading another from this author, well, not any time soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    Very Disappointed

    I thought this book had no plot to it. It Started out well with the main character facing her adopted parents with her news of wanting to marry. After being warned about the guy she runs away with him and gets her self raped. After that the plot structure went down hill fast. The main character was stupid. Instead of learning from her first experience she gets herself raped again by the same guy. I was completly disappointed in Ms.Micheals book. It was the first book I read for her and I can honestly say it is my last

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