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Friday, December 9, 2016


A Pirate for Christmas: A Regency Novella by [Campbell, Anna]
There’s a pirate in the manor house!

What is vicar’s daughter Bess Farrar to do when the dashing new earl, the man gossip paints as a ruthless pirate, kisses her the day they meet? Why, kiss him right back, of course! Now Lord Channing vows to claim the lovely firebrand, despite interfering villagers, a snowstorm, scandal, and a rascally donkey. The gallant naval captain’s first landlocked Christmas promises mayhem – and a lifetime of breathtaking passion
Pursued by the pirate…
Bess Farrar might be an innocent village miss, but she knows enough about the world to doubt Lord Channing’s motives when he kisses her the very day they meet. After all, local gossip insists that before this dashing rake became an earl, he sailed the Seven Seas as a ruthless pirate. 
Bewitched by the vicar’s daughter…
Until he unexpectedly inherits a title, staunchly honorable Scotsman Rory Beaton has devoted his adventurous life to the Royal Navy. But he sets his course for tempestuous new waters when he meets lovely, sparkling Bess Farrar. Now this daring mariner will do whatever it takes to convince the spirited lassie to launch herself into his arms and set sail into the sunset. 
A Christmas marked by mayhem.
Wooing his vivacious lady, the new Earl of Channing finds himself embroiled with matchmaking villagers, an eccentric vicar, mistaken identities, a snowstorm, scandal, and a rascally donkey. Life at sea was never this exciting. The gallant naval captain’s first landlocked Christmas promises hi-jinks, danger, and passion – and a breathtaking chance to win the love of a lifetime.    AMAZON 5 stars

I loved it.  It was charming in a spunky way.  I so enjoyed the non-courtship, courtship between Bess and Rory.  Also the story was a lot of fun with their unconventional conversations and witty comebacks.  One part that I also found fun was the fact that when Rory met Bess, he was not only attracted but intrigued by her.  She was strong and courageous, a bit bossy ( bit?) but also beautiful.  He knew she was the one for him right from the start and it was a different kind of "insta-love".  It was worth more than just one smile as he tried to make her see it too.  They had something unexpected in common; they both had to pick up responsibility at an early age.  So I can honestly say that I enjoyed the heck out of both of the main characters
The villagers were a welcome hoot.  And the donkey?  Oh, yes she is going to be trouble, for sure.  

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