Perils of the Heart

Perils of the Heart

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by Jennifer Ashley
     
 

When an American sea captain and a British governess face piracy on the open ocean, their clash of wills quickly dissolves into a bond of true love.  See more details below

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When an American sea captain and a British governess face piracy on the open ocean, their clash of wills quickly dissolves into a bond of true love.

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ISBN-13:
9780843951332
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Perils of the Heart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times ridiculous and silly, though alternately moving and sweet, I have found myself re-reading this one at least twice.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this marvellous books from first time Dorchester writer, Jennifer Ashley. This charming writer gives you non-stop action from page 1 and does not let up the pace. In 1789, Evangeline Clemens is on board the sailing ship, the Aurora, heading for a new life in Boston. But it's no pleasure voyage, as she is immediately jumped by another passenger, Anne Adams, bent on rebellion. Evangeline wants nothing to do with the plot, but has little choice as Anne says Evangeline's brother's life is in the balance. Anne insists Evangeline must seduce the Captain of the Aurora, Austin Blackwell. Anne is determined to stir up enough trouble to arrange a mutiny and take over the Aurora to use it to rescue her lover in Havana. Austin immediately mistrusts Evangeline. A shy woman suddenly turning siren causes bells to ring in his head. He is convinced she is an English Spy sent to fetch secret documents he is carrying to the Americas. But he cannot resist seeing how far Evangeline will go. She reaches the Captain, more than he knew, and he finds himself falling in love with her, though still believing she is a spy. Thus begins a breakneck pace of Austin trying to get his ship back and deliver the documents. So many young writers have trouble with their first movel, they have a super idea for a book, but cannot sustain the action all the way through. That is NOT the case with Jennifer's wonderful book. She has breathtaking, nonstop action, with charm, wit and humour...the characters are so real they reach out and make a place in your heart. The historical element is wonderful, and a period rather neglected in the current market, makes this one great read!! Congrats on your first Book, Jennifer, and look forward to your next, The Pirate Next Door. You are a welcome new voice in the romance market!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A well-written book, full of adventure, mystery, and romance! The language is appropriate for the period. Just when things are getting sorted out, along comes a "curve" to set you on another exciting venture, all aboard the seafaring "Aurora". Jennifer Ashley has "a way with words". I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and have recommended it to many, and have purchased several to give as gifts.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1789 on a cross-oceanic voyage of the merchant ship Aurora, Anne a fellow passenger, forces Evangeline Clemens to cause a distraction so she can commandeer the ship. The blackmailer uses Evangeline¿s brother as a hostage to insure cooperation. Evangeline tries everything including innocent seduction to occupy Captain Austin Blackwell¿s mind though she gets the body too. Anne succeeds even as Austin thinks Evangeline must be a spy. In spite of mistrusting her and regaining control of his ship, Austin begins to fall in love with Evangeline who knows he has had her heart from the moment she first saw her captain. However, the adventures are just beginning for this duo sailing in perilous waters. PERILS OF THE HEART is a fun diversion as the Georgian romance reads like the serials as the Pauline heroine lands in one predicament after another. The story line is so jammed with action mindful of Groucho¿s room on the ship in Night at the Opera that the audience never fully meets any of the cast including the lead couple and the villains, though her motives are explained. Still Jennifer Ashley shows such a flare for high adventure that those Georgian romance readers who prefer 200 proof activity need to use a seat belt as they feast on this ultra non-stopper. Harriet Klausner