Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Louise

Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Louise

Publication Date: May 24, 2013
Publisher: Heartworks Publications 
Paperback: 276 pages 
Received: e-copy from author 
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars







 
Just by the title I knew I would love this story, Pirates and Prejudice. Kara Louise has done it again with another sea faring Pride and Prejudice tale...err variation! I mean who doesn’t love a good pirate story and throw Mr. Darcy in the mix...ok, I’m in love.

Darcy wants nothing more than to be left alone. Upset after Elizabeth refuses his marriage proposal he has withdrawn into London’s seedier side of town. Unkept and drunk, Darcy is mistaken for the notorious Pirate Lockerly, and soon he finds himself on an adventure he'll never forget! 

Instead of going with the Gardiners on a trip to the Lake District, Elizabeth and Mr. Bennet are sailing to the Isle of Scilly to visit Mr. Bennet’s gravely ill sister. On their return voyage, their ship becomes caught up on some rocks during a storm. While the crew tries to fix the damage and free the ship from the rocks, the women are rowed over to a deserted island located near by. Unknown to them, there are also pirates on the island. When Elizabeth finds herself in the hands of the real Lockerly, it’s Darcy to the rescue! 

Darcy is a man who claims “disguise of every sort is my abhorrence” finds himself disguised as a pirate. As he struggles to shed his gentlemanly habits, Darcy is reminded  of Elizabeth’s accusation of his un-gentleman-like behavior.


Elizabeth does not recognize Darcy at first. He is introduced to her as Captain Smith. They get along well, and Darcy enjoys being with Elizabeth again. He dreads the day when the truth is revealed, and she goes back to disliking him again. 

Darcy second proposal was lovely. It left me with that warm fuzzy feeling!

Shiver me timbers! I loved the pirate talk and the sword fight scenes! This swash-buckling adventure takes Pride and Prejudice on the high seas! Pirates and Prejudice is a fun read, and one that I will read again and again!

5 out of 5 stars!

I received a copy of the book for my honest review.

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This completes my tenth selection of the Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge 2013 hosted by Austenprose. 


Be sure to read my interview with Kara Louise and enter to win a copy of her new book, Pirates and Prejudice. Clicking here will take you to the interview and the Rafflecopter entry form. There is an extra entry in the Rafflecopter for commenting on this post.

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16 comments:

  1. Excellent review, Candy! Oh, i loved the proposal scene too, well, the whole book actually. ;) Glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Thanks, Candy! So glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Hi Kara! It was a pleasure to read! Thanks for writing it! :)

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  3. Loved the review, it makes me want to read it now. Liked that Darcy is so out of his normal surroundings and the help he would get on a daily basis - does he learn how to cope without servants

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    1. Hi Vesper! Thanks! Good question! I guess you'll have to read it to find out! ;) haha

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  4. Isn't Candy something else? All I will say is that when he is in the attire of a pirate, there is no cravat he has to tie! :)

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  5. Great review, Candy! Kara makes reviews so easy because her books are always so wonderful!!:)

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    1. Thanks, Kelli! Yes, Kara does make it easy! :) Good luck!

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  6. That is so sweet, Kelli! Appreciate your kind words! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I'm glad that you enjoyed the story so much. I'm looking forward to reading this one myself after seeing all the favorable reviews on it.

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it, too, Sophia Rose! Good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Hi Sophia Rose! Yes, I loved the Pirate Darcy! ;) I think you will too! Good luck!

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  8. Wow am I excited for this one! Wish I'd known about it to put it on my P&P Bicentenary Challenge!

    Great review!

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    1. Hi Jamie! I think you're going to like it! I just keep adding books to my challenge list! :D

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    2. Thanks, Jamie! I'm glad you're excited! Hope you enjoy it!

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