Pressured to marry for money, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person she can trust is John Smith — if that’s her rescuer’s true name. Reaching her uncle’s station in English Harbor, Julia must find a way to face her feelings and deal with her traitorous family, a dashing new suitor, and the guardian angel, John Smith, who has no qualms sporting counterfeit names and less than what is proper attire.
Danielle Thorne writes from south of Atlanta,Georgia. She is the author of sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary. Danielle has published poetry and short fiction as well as novels. Visit the author’s website for more information.
My review: [rating=4]
Nice clean romance – complete with adventure, pirates, the bad guys and the hero. The heroine, Julia, although young and not familiar with the ways of the world, emerges as having a strong sense of right and wrong and a backbone too! The hero is strong, protective and has a wonderful sense of humour.
A thorougly enjoyable read – my first read of Danielle Thorne and I’ll be looking out for more.