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The Iron Rose

The Iron Rose

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by Marsha Canham
     
 

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After the Spanish galleon attacked the English merchant ship, Varian St. Clare was shocked to learn that the captain of the privateer who saved him was Juliet Dante, daughter of legendary Pirate Wolf...

Varian had been sent by the King to tell Juliet's father about a new peace treaty between Spain and England. Juliet agrees to bring Varian to her father-but

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After the Spanish galleon attacked the English merchant ship, Varian St. Clare was shocked to learn that the captain of the privateer who saved him was Juliet Dante, daughter of legendary Pirate Wolf...

Varian had been sent by the King to tell Juliet's father about a new peace treaty between Spain and England. Juliet agrees to bring Varian to her father-but only as her hostage. But as the attraction between Juliet and Varian builds, and as intrigue swirls, the danger of the high seas will match the danger of surrendering to desire...

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
No one swashes and buckles better than Marsha Canham. You can feel the sea breeze and smell the salt air, hear the clash of swords and cannons fire. Then she adds a colorful historical backdrop, believable and memorable characters and gives you a love story to dream about—all in one book. This one's a keeper for those who love the sea and wild adventure rides.
Publishers Weekly
Canham (Midnight Honor, etc.) breathes new life into the tired pirate romance genre with this post-Elizabethan romp through the Caribbean. The pirate in this case is Juliet Dante, youngest child of a swashbuckling family of privateers. Xena the Warrior Princess has nothing on Juliet, who's as proficient with her biting wit as she is with a blade. But even Juliet finds herself at a loss when she's saddled with Varian St. Clare, 12th Duke of Harrow, after a battle with a fierce Spanish ship. At first glance, Varian seems to be a foppish peer, incapable of dressing himself without the help of his fussy manservant. But the handsome duke is really a master swordsman, former soldier and skilled seducer. Juliet carts Varian off to her father as a prisoner, but he soon proves himself to be a formidable ally and lover. Canham spins a terrific yarn, complete with vivid historical detail, humor and characters that will touch the mind and heart. Unlike many romance heroines, Juliet doesn't feel the need to prove herself to every man who crosses her path. She's a captain in her own right. Varian, in turn, is truly a thinking woman's hero rather than an alpha-male clich . Readers who are tired of the traditional romance formulas, characters and conflicts will find this little treasure a welcome escape. (Mar. 4) Forecast: Canham's previous title was published nearly two years ago, which is a significant gap considering that most romance authors average one to two books a year. Though Canham's following may have waned somewhat, her latest is well-equipped to woo both new and returning readers.
Publishers Weekly - Reviewer One
Canham breathes new life into the tired pirate romance genre with this post-Elizabethan romp through the Caribbean. Canham spins a terrific yarn, complete with vivid historical detail, humor and characters that will touch the mind and heart. Readers who are tired of the traditional romance formulas, characters and conflicts will find this little treasure a welcome escape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786255795
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
07/14/2003
Series:
Romance Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
543
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, author of 17 historical romances. My first love is adventure stories and I try to write them the way I would envision them on the big screen.

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