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The Spanish Rose

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A historical romance from the author of MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE, telling the story of a beautiful Spanish girl who falls in love with her father's sworn enemy, an English pirate.
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by Severn House Publishers (first published 1986)
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Regan Walker
Jul 02, 2014 Regan Walker rated it really liked it
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Sweeping Saga from the Spanish Main and British Jamaica in the 17th Century

A sweeping saga from England to the Spanish Main and British Jamaica in the 17th century—it’s a great story. Set in the Caribbean in 1664-1668, this tells the story of two feuding families: the British Lancasters and the Spanish Delgatos.

A long time ago, the two families became enemies when a Delgato man took as his unwilling bride Faith Lancaster, steeling her away to Spain. The Lancasters exacted their vengeance, as di
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Sandra Dagg
May 11, 2013 Sandra Dagg rated it really liked it
Just finished this a short while ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the reviewers said it was very slow, and I do agree that there were times when I thought the hero & heroine would never find out how they felt about each other. However, given that the English nobility have always been great at hiding their emotions, and the heroine had not a great command of the English language, I can see where the author was probably spot on with her portrayal of these two characters. Really, it made ...more
Ana Maria
Aug 16, 2014 Ana Maria rated it it was amazing
Lei este libro con bastante suspicacia, habia leido otros libros escritos por escritoras anglosajonas sobre romances con españoles o donde intervenian los españoles y la verdad es que nos dejaban muy mal. Aqui no es que nos dejen mucho mejor, pero no senti que se pasaran con nosotros, ciertamente no nos ponen bien pues el "malo" del libro es español y da mucho por saco, pero tambien hay otros españoles que aparecen en el libro y dan a entender que son al menos buena gente (me quede con las ganas ...more
Toni
Apr 16, 2016 Toni rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book, however it was a little slow. Maria's aggression at times was too much for me, the moment she cut Gabriel's face with the knife I wanted to step into the book and shake her. He was so nice to her, but Marias stubbornness was admirable! (in the bad way). And after she decided to win his heart, when she already knew that she loved him, she made step back and went right back to her old way of treating Gabriel in the rude, ungrateful manner, this I find was waste of time and unnec ...more
Vera
Jul 25, 2016 Vera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho, mucho, muchísimo. La historia se desarrolla en el siglo XVII cuando España e Inglaterra se disputaban la hegemonía en el Caribe. Dos familias, los Delgados españoles y los Lancaster ingleses, se han enfrentado generación tras generación manteniendo vivo un odio mutuo. El galeón de Diego Delgado, en el que también viaja María, su hermana, navega hacia La Española, donde la familia posee una hacienda, pero durante la travesía, el galeón español aborda el navío en el que Gabrie ...more
Julie
Oct 11, 2014 Julie rated it it was ok
good but not one of her best
Kathy
Jun 28, 2016 Kathy rated it it was ok
good swashbuckling romance on the Spanish main.
Tiffany Day
Aug 08, 2011 Tiffany Day rated it it was ok
had potential but just so slooooow - DNF
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Shirlee Elaine was born 9 August 1941 in San Jose, California, USA. She was the first daughter of a career naval officer, later she had two sisters and three brothers, they raised traveling the world. She went to the institute in Kentri, Morocco, after which she returned to California and she went to Burbank Bussines College of Santa Rosa, where she received a certificate in 1962.

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