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The Storm and the Splendor (Love and Adventure Collection #1)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  114 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Julia Dupre was once the proudest beauty of the New Orleans social circuit and known as a belle all over the state. With her flowing blonde tresses and piercing amber eyes, she commands the hearts of men to bow before her, despite her indifference to their flattery. But Captain Rudyard Thorpe is a different sort of man than she is used to...his arrogant self-confidence ang ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by (first published 1979)
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After Elba and after his defeat at Waterloo, the British exiled Napoleon to the tiny Island of St. Helena, but there are still those faithful to his cause and hope to restore him, including Charles Dupré and his daughter Julia. The book begins with a secret meeting in New Orleans to finalize plans for an expedition to St. Helena to whisk the former Emperor off the island and leave a look-alike in his place - a ship captained by Rudyard (Rud) Thorne. So as not to spoil, I'll just say that not all ...more
Regan Walker
Captivating Adventure with a Mysterious Ship’s Captain Sailing From New Orleans to London to Algiers!

Set in 1818, three years after the Battle of Waterloo, this is a sweeping saga that begins as a group of Napoleon loyalists in New Orleans plot to free the former emperor from his captivity on St. Helena. Well-educated and independent Julia Marie Dupre, a beautiful French Creole, is deeply involved, her father being one of the conspirators. Joining the group is a handsome English sea captain, Cap
A long and involved plot! I almost felt as if I had read 2 books, one about the escape plot and one about their time in Algiers. This was especially pronounced to me because I had to stop reading (to work!) at exactly the time they were taken to Algiers, so when I came back to the book, it definitely felt like a whole new story line that had little to do with the previous. Which is interesting because very little about the 2nd half of the story had anything to do with the romance story or advanc ...more
the book had great potential of becoming a 4 or 5 star but it got really boring as they reached the arab soil. the main plot was not longer about the romance between these 2 but it focused more on the race 2 the crown..which i'm not really interested in. good one though;p
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Jennifer Blake has been called a “pioneer of the romance genre”, and an “icon of the romance industry.” A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two “Maggi
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