by Cheryl Howe

March 2004
ISBN: 0-8439-5305-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

Dreams of an adventure were all Jewel Sanderson had since her father, notorious pirate Captain Bellamy Leggett disappeared over ten years ago. In her care, Bellamy had left another infamous pirate captain’s treasure map. Promising Jewel he would return for both her and the map, Bellamy and the lad he had raised to be his protégé, Nolan Kenton, took off again. Now almost ten years later no word has been heard from her father or Nolan, and much to Jewel’s dismay she must make a decision as to whether or not to enter into an arranged marriage her mother has been negotiating for her, or try to find her legendary father and the young man who sparked her romantic interest all those years ago. Just when hope is about to be dashed forever, in walks the now grown Nolan demanding what is rightfully his, the map, and Jewel’s love!

Nolan Kenton thought he had left his pirate life behind him years ago when he led a mutiny against his mentor turned enemy, Bellamy Leggett! Marooning Leggett on a deserted island, Nolan returned to his family in Boston. Now on the brink of war with Britain to gain their independence, the colonies need all the help they can get. Nolan has returned to the seas he loves to join in the fight as a privateer, and is bound and determined to retrieve his grandfather’s treasure to help in the cause for freedom. Nolan has to face a bigger obstacle than the British army. That is the very determined woman he has never been able to get out of his heart or soul, his adversary’s daughter, Jewel! But once his Jewel finds out what really happened to her beloved father, and the part he played in Bellamy’s death, where will that leave Nolan?

Weary of the Wild West? Tired of the ton? Then come aboard the Integrity and set sail for an action packed adventure in Cheryl Howe’s newest novel The Pirate's Jewel! With graphically depicted pirate battle scenes, (which I wouldn’t recommend for the weak of stomach,) vividly real characters, (Wayland the old pirate is a hoot!) and erotically crafted love scenes, (Nolan and Jewel sizzle!), this is one voyage worth taking!

Reviewed in April 2004 by Bonnie.

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