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The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst (Those Scandalous Ravenhursts #6)

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  121 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews

Alone and in danger, Clemence Ravenhurst is forced to flee her beloved Jamaica, and she falls straight into the clutches of one of the most dangerous pirates in the Caribbean
Nathan Stanier, disgraced undercover naval officer and navigator, protects Clemence on their perilous journey.
The heat between them sizzles. But honor--and his guarded heart--dictate that Nathan resi
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Harlequin Enterprises (first published July 2009)
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Virginia Campbell
Every woman should experience a grand pirate adventure at least once in her life. For most of us, our swashbucklers will come to us on film, or better yet, in a book. The book is better because you can go back again and again and reread your favorite tasty tidbits, and you can let your imagination run riot. "The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst", by Louise Allen, offers swaggering sea rogues, an undercover hero, and a most appealing heroine. Clemence Ravenhurst is a well-bred young lady and shipping he ...more
Jun 16, 2011 RLA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After her fathers death the heroine Clemance is being looked after by her uncle. Only he's not so much looking after her more trying to force her to marry his son in order to get his nasty hands on her inheritance. Knowing she is in a desperate situation Clemance decides to escape hoping to stow away on a ship scheduled to sail to England the next day. However this doesn't go to plan when, disguised as a boy, she arrives at the dock to find the ship has left early and is then kidnapped by an inf ...more
Brigitte Alouqua
Moi qui ai toujours adoré les histoires de pirates, j'en attendait peut-être un peu trop de celle-ci. J'attendais de lire une histoire qui m'embarque très loin.

Mon problème est que dès le départ j'ai eu cette impression de déjà vu, du coup je n'ai pas accroché comme j'aurais du le faire.

Cela ne retire en rien que l'histoire est prenante et bien écrite, c'est juste moi qui n'ai pas adhéré.

L'auteure nous fait voyager au coeur des mers avec un pirate plus que séduisant, avec une aventurière qui ne
Jan 09, 2015 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this book this week as my kids and I are studying Jamaica here at home, and part of the story takes place in Jamaica. I liked only a couple aspects of this book and those were that 1. Clemence, the heroine, is a very strong and independent young woman, and 2. The story is much different than many other romances of this time period. She finds herself as a cabin boy on a pirate ship with a undercover naval officer after escaping from her abusive and criminal island relatives who st ...more
Jun 25, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai eu un peu de mal à entrer dans cette histoire, d'abord parce que le point de départ (la jeune fille qui embarque sur un bateau pirate déguisée en mousse) je l'avais déjà lu, et ensuite parce que j'ai trouvé les personnages sans fond, creux.
Au fil de la lecture, l'intrigue m'a un peu plus intéressée et les héros sont devenus plus intéressants. Clémence à le chic pour faire à chaque fois ce qu'il ne faut pas et se mettre en danger, Nathan, ma foi, monte dans mon estime avec son courage et son
Jun 18, 2014 Tasneem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clem runs away from her horrid uncle and cousin in the hopes of escaping to London. Instead, the ship she plans to take has sailed and she's taken by pirates as a cabin boy.
Nathan rescues her and makes her work for him. Soon after when he learns she's a woman, he does all he can to protect her, even as her kisses slowly make him fall for her.
But when he discovers she is Miss Ravenhurst, he is sure that in the bosom of her family she well find respectability, comfort and safety, far more than he
Jan 21, 2010 Meghan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Romance fiction has its cliches. I quite like many of them, which is why I read it. This one just hit too many of the wrong ones for me.

In general, I dislike books where the hero and heroine fall in love quickly and the rest of the book is a series of coincidences and misunderstandings that keep them from their happily ever after. I actually stopped reading this book about three-quarters of the way through. It takes a lot to make me abandon a book at that point. I genuinely liked it until close
After reading two Ravenhurst books, I'm wondering if the device in all of them is to have the hero & heroine deliberately miscommunicate to the point of absurdity. This one wasn't nearly as good as The Disgraceful Mr. Ravenhurst, which had more personality and atmosphere of the times. This book was pretty generic overall, with the evil relatives abusing poor Clemence conveniently dealt with off-scene by lawyers.

Also, Allen needs to rein in her sentences, or else her editor needs to step in.
Stevie Carroll
Jan 02, 2013 Stevie Carroll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was persuaded to buy this by the author at the Festival of Romance completely against my stated reluctance to read series out of order. On the other hand she judged me perfectly since this has pirates and a cross-dressing heroine. Lots of fun details about life at sea from the point of view of two characters who are playing roles very different to who they really are. My one niggle was a small inconsistency of backstory towards the end. I want to read the others in this series at some point.
Sep 28, 2012 Lourdes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!! As much as I liked the previuos ones, I feel I liked this one the best. First, I've always loved pirate stories and I found the story really sweet. Found at least one error in a reference to one of the previoius stories but it didn't make any difference to my overall feelings about the book.
My only regret is that there aren't any other Ravenhursts' books to chase around and I'm sad this came to an end.
I almost feel ashamed to give this thing two stars especially after reading The Viscount's Betrothal - which came as close to four stars as I'm comfortable giving to a Harlequin novel - but I didn't hate the pirateboy Ravenhurst either. Hence the current rating.
Oct 16, 2010 Frances rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
I really like this author. Solid threes, almost gave it a four, but decided to wait until the next one. Once again, I wish goodreads had a 10 star rating system.
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This author also writes under the name Francesca Shaw.

I have had my nose buried in a history book - fact or fiction - for as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fiction
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Other Books in the Series

Those Scandalous Ravenhursts (6 books)
  • The Dangerous Mr. Ryder (Scandalous Ravenhursts, #1)
  • The Outrageous Lady Felsham (Scandalous Ravenhursts, #2)
  • The Shocking Lord Standon (Scandalous Ravenhursts, #3)
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