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Danielle Thorne
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The Privateer

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This book is no longer a property of Awestruck Publishing and should not be purchased.
ebook, 177 pages
Published 2008 by Awe-Struck E-Books
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*Clean read*

First off, let me say, it takes a very talented gifted author to sink me into the emotions of a book so thoroughly that it produces a passionate enough response to rant. That being said...

* All out, screaming meemie, pulling hair out, red and steamy rant forthcoming*

This book almost seems to be two completely different stories beautifully running side by side to create a whole. There is the story of Julius Bertrand, the pirate/privateer whose job it is to keep the trade lanes
Jun 22, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it
Captain Julius Bertrand was once a pirate but gained a pardon from the governor of the Bahamas. Later with his Letters of Marque, he teams up with Lt. Shane Adair and begins his career as a privateer. The two are commissioned by the British Crown and are trying to find the French pirate, who sails under no certain flag. Bertrand suspects it is a man from his past with a personal vendetta against him. They also are investigating why the Spanish guardcostas are dumping the logbooks. Bertrand has s ...more
Danielle Thorne
Jan 02, 2011 Danielle Thorne added it  ·  (Review from the author)
THE PRIVATEER should no longer be available from Awestruck Publishing. Watch for the re-release of the uncut, more detailed and adventurous edition in January 2011 with Desert Breeze Publishing.
Miss Mae
Jul 19, 2010 Miss Mae rated it it was amazing
This is such an engrossing story. I don't want to give anything away, or reveal too much. I'd just like to say how much the characters surprised me, things happened with them that I didn't expect at all. In the latter part of the book after the hurricane practically destroys the small island where the setting takes place, you're then swept away because almost immediately pirates attack the survivors. You should be made aware that the author doesn't angelize these brutal men. She's graphic when d ...more
May 18, 2009 Farrah rated it it was ok
If you like brave, intelligent, independent women who speak their mind, Kate O’Connell is that ideal girl. Even though The Privateer wasn’t for me, Danielle does a great job in creating her different characters on her island and ending the book with a great pirate ending. I did find the book a bit slow and left my mind wanting more from the various relationships with the characters in the novel but for someone else, it might be the perfect combination. I have to admit I wanted more between Kate ...more
Stephanie Burkhart
Thorne pens an intriguing tale of pirates, privateers, and Caribbean secrets with "The Privateer." Kate O'Connell is looking to start a new life for herself on the island of San Madrid, but her new life is full of challenges, including the handsome Captain Adair and Captain Bertrand. Who will win her heart?

Set in the early 1700's in the West Indies, Captain Adair is in charge of the British Navy sailing ship, The Indemnity. Captain Julius Bertrand is a privateer in charge of The Specter. It's th
May 22, 2011 Haley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this one as much as her first book. There were quite a few lengthy passages that I just didn't fully understand and were hard to follow. There was a lot of maritime warfare strategy that I thought was too much. And it really ended too soon. Yes from the first book we know what ultimately happens, but we needed a more detailed version in this novel. Overall, I did like it but it left me a little disappointed.
Beth Chamberlain
Okay Tammy, I'm done reading this and have come to the conclusion that I enjoyed only half of this book. The storyline involving Bertrand was not too exciting for me. The Kate storyline was much more engaging. I felt the whole thing a bit contrived (but aren't most of these books?) anyway, it ended much too quickly and without enough string to tie the ends off neatly. :)
Oct 03, 2011 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and clean love story!
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Danielle Thorne freelanced for online and print magazines from 1998 through 2001, adding reviewing and editing to her resume. She has published poetry, short fiction and novels. Danielle is the author of sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary.

Other work has appeared with Espresso Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review,
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