am 19. Dezember 1999
I've read all of Linda's 4 trilogy series and they were all great! Miss Chaikin is a excellent writer who captures the reader right off. She somehow sweeps you right off your feet with her touching romances. And would you believe it! ; there is no sex or vulgar language. The way she brings God into her stories and how he affects the main characters is amazing! Baret and Emerld are two unforgetable people. Emerld is a beautiful young lady who uses her gift God has given her to work on the plantation slave school and translates songs. Baret is a dashing rouge who becomes a Buccaneer in order to find his father who he still believes is a live. Linda's books are so enrapturing I feel like I'm being sucked into each one. After reading this book and the two that follow I can't help, but wish I could fall in love with someone like Baret.
am 14. Dezember 1999
Well first I have to say one thing. The review at the top was just a little misinformed. Emerald plans to marry Jamie, not Baret, and her father's not brutal! Anyway, this book was awesome. I am so glad I bought it, it was definietly worth the price I paid for it. Miss Emerald Harwick, the granddaughter of a French pirate, tries to elope with a servant and finds herself sort-of-kidnapped on a ship full of pirates greedy for lost treasure! The captain of the ship, Sir Baret "Foxworth" Buckington, is the usual dashing, buff, black-haired pirate whom all the women love, and Emerald seems to have mixed feelings about him. First she loves him, then she hates him, then she loves him... get the picture. Well anyway, I absolutely loved this book and I'm dyng to read the next one. I highly recommend it!
am 30. Mai 2000
I love pirate romance novels, and it was refreshing to read one that didn't have the gratuitous sex that is so common in a typical romance novel. The story line here is also much more interesting, interwoven as it is with historical fact. I did note one historical error that somehow got by the editors: Emerald finds a portrait miniature of her cousin Lavendar on Baret's ship; she later refers to the painted miniature as a photograph (p. 116) -- and we know photographs weren't invented until a couple hundred years later. But overall, this book was enjoyable; I look forward to reading the following two in the series.
am 11. April 1999
I found "Port Royal" one of the most captivating stories I have ever read. The heroine had her own identity in every sense of the word. She was brave, a bit stubborn, and feminine. I enjoyed the fast-paced action and sweet yet "un-mushy" romance depicted in the novel. I have only one complaint; the story should not have continued into a third novel. Books 1 & 2 were wonderful, but 3 was a bit of a let down. Overall, they were entertaining and fun.
am 1. Oktober 1999
This book is exceptionally well written. I was completely enthralled. It gives you a great perspective on the historical happenings of the day. Emerald is an exceptional girl with wonderful character, and Baret is an exciting adventurer. You won't be able to put this book down, it is wonderful!