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 Upset after Elizabeth refuses his marriage proposal he has withdrawn into London’s seedier side of town.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.
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!
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