The Winds Of Fate Edited

The Winds Of Fate Edited

by Elizabeth St. Michel

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BN ID: 2940149946990
Publisher: Elizabeth St. Michel
Publication date: 01/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 293
Sales rank: 219,898
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth St. Michel was born and raised in western New York where deep blue lakes and high Allegheny Mountains were her playground. Long winters and wonderful summers cultivated her love of books.

As a child she was blessed with a vivid imagination. Her young friends begged for the stories she spun, spellbound for hours—so she earned the title of “storyteller.” From the fleeting glimpse of childhood came adulthood with a variety of careers. The business world dawned and then marriage and motherhood, all building blocks for a storyteller to emerge as a novelist.

For her…well, it was coming home.

St. Michel earned a BS degree from St. John Fisher College and has written steadily ever since. She has won various writing contests, including the Valley Forge, Golden Palm, and SOLA, and has appeared as a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

St. Michel has five children and divides her time between New York and the Caribbean.

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AnnePK More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable, mesmerizing and educational debut read....... This was my first novel by Ms. St. Michel....I will definitely be reading more of her books. The setting begins in London during the Georgian era, under the realm of King James..... Dr. Devon Blackmon is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit. When a lovely young woman is brought to him in the Newgate Prison. She has a strange request of him, but he ends of acquiescing to her request, as he's hours away from death. Claire Hamilton is punished for her action at Newgate Prison. Her cruel and mean spirited Uncle Jarvis quickly whisked her away to Jamaica after discovering she had gone behind his back, and consequently, put a halt to his plans, of marrying her off to a Duke. From this point, the plot thickens with lots of betrayal, cruelty, passion, tension, and family legal issues. Finally, a war with pirates ensues through a wonderfully told sea adventure. Ms. St. Michel engages her reader with her tantalizing tale of adventure and mayhem. Her characters are well developed and the historical tribulations of prisoners endured during this time frame is daunting. It was apparent the plot of the story-line, during the time period, was thoroughly researched. I highly recommend this novel to all those who enjoy a captivating read!
ABRlovestoread More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WORK OF GENIUS…BRILLIANT AND CAPTIVATING!!!! Wickedly witty, lusciously sensual and deliciously satisfying, The Winds of Fate promises and delivers on what I wholeheartedly believe will become an enduring pirate romance masterpiece for all times.  The story unfolds when Claire Hamilton weds convicted felon, Devon Blackmon in Newgate Prison to prevent her uncle’s plan to marry her off to a depraved duke. But to acquire her freedom there is a cost. Claire makes a wicked promise to a condemned man to give one night of wedded rights, believing she would never have to fulfill her obligation. To escape the scandal of her marriage, Claire is banished to Jamaica where she must adapt to life, far from her cherished London. Dr. Devon Blackmon innocently swept up in a rebellion against the King is unjustly sentenced and condemned to hang. Because it is more profitable to sell rebel-convicts to the colonies, Devon is transported to Jamaica where his own wife unknowingly buys him as her slave. Proud and revengeful, he despises her because she represents the same aristocracy that has enslaved him. But when called to work side by side during a plague that devastates the island he sees her in a different light, as a captivating angel and he feels uneasy. He realizes she’s neither like other aristocrats nor like any other women of his experience and he has no idea how to deal with his feelings toward her. He taunts her with her promise but a vulnerable secret Claire carries threatens to prevent even a small chance of happiness inherent in an impossible love. To survive, he escapes, believing Claire has betrayed him. He rises as the Black Devil Pirate, an outlaw with no country to call home, ruling the Caribbean, enflaming the crowned heads of Europe while swearing he will keep his beautiful treacherous wife to her promise. Their paths cross again, and he takes her captive. Yet sometime during those endless nights, his hunger for revenge fades growing into an overwhelming desire for the courageous beauty. Caught in a war between France and England, both of them are plunged into a more dangerous game. Claire is kidnapped by a dangerous French pirate. Devon must choose to give up piracy and swear his allegiance to England—to the hated aristocracy from which he has survived repeated injustices. Both must risk their lives−and their hearts. With much humor, amusing dialogue, gripping love scenes, adventure and action, the author, Elizabeth St. Michel has drawn wonderful characters in a fast-paced emotionally rewarding tale of love lost and retribution. The Winds of Fate is electrifying and breathtaking. Read it and judge for yourself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit slow paced at the beginning and unless I’m mistaken (could be...I read a LOT) an intrastory discrepancy in the male protagonist’s family story but truly a well told tale with swashbuckling satisfaction. A few minor editing errors but I really enjoyed the characters, their motivations and at least one new word (larboard)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth St. Michel was a new author to me and I really enjoyed the fast pace of this book. I am going to start on Sweet Vengeance next. Always fun to find a new author (to me).