Paris 1782…AN INNOCENT IS TAKEN
All Claire Donet knew was the world inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. She had no idea her beloved papa was a pirate. But when he seized Simon Powell’s schooner, the English privateer decided to take the thing his enemy held most dear…her.
A BATTLE IS JOINED
The waters between France and England roil with the clashes of Claire’s father and her captor as the last year of the American Revolution rages on the sea, spies lurk in Paris and Claire’s passion for the English captain rises.
Uncaged Review: It was fitting that I read this book close to the July 4th holiday in the U.S. as it is set around the time of war – near the end of the war of America fighting for its independence from England. I was completely engrossed in this book, from cover to cover, and the author takes you on a journey and describes everything so well, you actually feel like a bystander watching it unfold. Having the setting of any historical on the sea, intrigues me as to all the extra research that goes into these books, not only do you have the historical part of the story which historical authors weave into their stories, but you also have the extra burden of the ships and a life at sea that is added weight. Ms. Walker handles it superbly, and you are taken into another time, and rooting for the forbidden love of a captive and her captor. Supporting characters are well written, and you’ll find yourself wanting to know their stories as well. And go to the author’s Pinterest board, where you will find a wonderful board for the novel to help visualize the sights, the ships, the costumes and the characters of this era and book. I sorely wish we would have had historical authors as our history teachers in school, I might have paid better attention. Reviewed by Cyrene