Monday, April 2, 2018

The Pirate Bride

The Pirate Bride
(Daughters of the Mayflower, Book 2)
Kathleen Y'Barbo
(Barbour Publishing)
ISBN: 978-1683224976
April 2018/256 pages/$12.99

Pasts Collide in New Orleans when a Treasure Goes Missing

The last time New Orleans attorney Jean-Luc Valmont saw Maribel Cordoba, a Spanish nobleman’s daughter, she was an eleven-year-old orphan perched in the riggings of his privateering vessel proving herself as the best lookout on his crew. Until the day his infamy caught up with them all and innocent lives were lost. Unsure why he survived but vowing to make something of the chance he was given, Jean-Luc has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—until a very much alive and very grown up Maribel Cordoba arrives on his doorstep and threatens all he now holds dear.

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo.


Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of more than eighty novels with almost two million copies in print in the US and abroad. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award as well a Reader’s Choice Award and is the winner of the 2014 Inspirational Romance of the Year by Romantic Times magazine. Kathleen is a paralegal, a proud military wife, and a tenth-generation Texan, who recently moved back to cheer on her beloved Texas Aggies. Connect with her through social media at


Kathleen Y'Barbo always pens a compelling story, and she exceeds all expectations with The Pirate Bride. Vivid imagery and distinctive characters sweep me into this adventure-filled tale, and I practically felt the salt-spray and the pitch of the ship as it crested the waves. A fine line distinguishes a privateer from a pirate, and though I wouldn't want to find myself on a ship commanded by either, it does provide a fascinating story! A couple of relatively minor issues keep me from giving this book the highest rating. As a stickler for details, I was a bit frustrated that the blurb didn't quite match the story--Maribel was almost thirteen, not eleven, as the story opens. And the latter part of the book, when Jean-Luc and Maribel meet again, seems a bit rushed, considering the difference in their ages and the length of time since they had seen each other. Overall, however, this is a captivating read with important faith messages regarding forgiveness and revenge. Grab your copy today.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Barbour Publishing for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


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