Historical fiction with a love story is a seafaring adventure meant to entertain both the sailor and the landlubber. The first novel in the series has been called by reviewers, Gone with The Wind "Pirate Style, aye ther' be a Pirate Captain and a Jacobite widow in odds with each other or are they?
Cate Mackenzie having lost hearth and heart to the Stuart Uprising is a fugitive war criminal and purchases passage on a ship bound for the West Indies. En route, she is kidnapped-a case of mistaken identity-by Captain Nathanael Blackthorne, the pirate captain. Accustomed to blood, musket, and cannon, life aboard the pirate ship isn't the hell Cate expects. She is instantly drawn into Nathan's bloody rivalry against Lord Creswicke-the man who forced Nathan into piracy-and Commodore Harte, Creswicke's puppet. They are an "unholy alliance" of ambition and power, Nathan a rat terrier on their heels. The impending arrival of Creswicke's fiancé is too much temptation for revenge. This is a story of two scarred people, blinded by their defenses. It's the story of trust, or rather, the lack of. It's the story of a loss of faith and disbelief that Providence might ever smile again.
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About the Author
"Kerry Lynne was a history major in college and went into teaching for a few years. Then she wound up in the decorative painting world, where she traveled, taught and published for over 35 years and as luck would have it her hand stopped working. So she went back to what she knew: writing, history and sailing."
Lynne's fictional writings include The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend, “Nor Silver” (2014 Next Generation Indie Book Finalist Award for Historical Fiction), The Pirate Captain, Nor Gold”, Treasured Treasures the next in the series, TBR (2018) and a published short story, LocoThology #3-The Price of Victory (The Pirate Captain). The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend series is a unique literary genre, “historical pirate fiction”, a blend of historical fiction/romance/nautical/paranormal.
The Pirate Captain series is not a romance but there is a "intense" love story between the Captain and a Jacobite widow. It is not a story that ends in smiles and happily ever afters but there are deep emotions shared and sacrifices witnessed. It is not a Treasure Island “wannbe” nor will Blackbeard, Mary Reed or Jack Rackam make an appearance but there are Captain Blackthorne, Cate MacKenzie, Thomas, Hattie, and Breston Creswicke.