Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.
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If you’ve ever felt confined, if you’ve ever felt like just throwing all caution to the wind and escaping, then you can empathize with Dona St. Columb, the heroine of this delightful adventure! Now, I know what you are thinking, be ...more
The excitement begins soon after Lady Dona leaves London society.....and her (foolish) baronet husband.....for their country home and a much needed respite away from everyday boredom and a loveless marriage.
With two children and nanny in tow, Dona is finally free to avail herself of sun and solace with long walks in the woods and thoughts of a...more
The locals are restless with the recent attacks from French pirates an ...more
a few months of staring blankly into space means that finishing this book was a major accomplishment for me. normally, it would have been a quick read but for this cursed lack of focus.. anyway, it is a simple little romance, and i do like enigmatic, artistic pirates very much, so i found some fun in frenchman's creek. i wasn't crazy about it, though, beyond the eponymous pirate.
the heroine, lady dona st. columb starts off very precious, dr ...more
(view spoiler)[The main character, Dona, is a spoiled, selfish, headstrong woman, dismissive of her spouse and children. The first scene she's in shows her being unreasonable and rude to her servants. As I got deeper into the book I liked her a little better (or perhaps it would be more accurate to say tha ...more
Lady Dona St. Columb, an 18th-century aristocrat married to a baronet, flees from an over-indulgent life in London, away from the tedium of King Charles II's court, to the family's house in Cornwall.
Lady Dona is self-willed and obstinate, frustrated and unhappy with her life. Suffocated by her boring marriage and foppish husband, she seeks escape in reckless ways. By the time she meets the French pirate, Jean-Benoit Aubéry, she's ripe for adventure and passion. The tale's romantic buil ...more
Daphne Du Maurier’s husband played a vital role in the 2nd World War and was away from home for much of the time. During his absence, Daphne, her children ...more
After reading and falling in love with Rebecca when I was a teenager, I started but failed to finish My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn. I gave up on them because they weren't like Rebecca. I then gave up on du Maurier, having decided that she had only written one good novel. That was a long time ago. I recently listened to an audiobook of Rebecca as a buddy read with my friend Jemidar. We both liked the book just as much as we had when we first read it. That experience prompted a buddy read of th ...more
I have read this book a few times and still I am captivated by the story of a love that cannot be, the two main characters who embark on an incredible adventure.
Wildly romantic and unforgettable.
Memo to self: try to surprise yourself more in your reading.
A capricious aristocrat with a risqué reputation and a headstrong nature, leaves her husband behind in London and heads to his familial home in Cornwall. She’s looking for adventure and – as is the nature of these things – gets ...more
On the rare occasion I have the experience where book and mood meet perfectly. This happened with Frenchman's Creek, a book I am sure that I would have very much enjoyed no matter my mood, but w ...more
Dona settles quickly into the leisurely pace and wilderness of Navron, which has been maintai ...more
This is a book about the restrictions life puts on us, on how our choices are limited and most especially limited for women ...more
I think a lot of my love of this book is because of where it is set. Rather coincidentally, having just looked through my old photos of Helford river, I've discovered that I first saw Helford river on 8th March 2013, and started reading this book on 8th March 2014. Coincidence or magic? Either way, how wonderful.
Upon my own adventures out the back of Glendurgan gardens, I stumbled across a little cove, and described it at the time, as being a 'treasure'. Having comple ...more
Dona is a loving uppperclass mother by 1940's standards; she cares about her children but doesn't really spend any time with them. Other than that she's pretty and awful, spoiled and shallow and impulsive and temperament ...more
In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale. Born into a fami ...more