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The Noble Pirates

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  145 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
A vacation in the Bahamas goes awry, and a woman from 2009 unexpectedly finds herself in 1718 - amidst pirates. Sabrina is so consumed with her present-day problems that the last thing she expects is to suddenly end up face to face with real pirates. The notorious bad boys of the Golden Age of Piracy, Edward England, Howel Davis, and "Black Bart" Roberts, become Sabrina's ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 29th 2011 by Rima Jean (first published 2010)
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Jul 17, 2011 Frankenburger rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads, pirates
I won this through a first reads giveaway, so thank you goodreads and Rima Jean for the opportunity.

This story is about Sabrina, a woman from the year 2011, who finds herself floating in the ocean at the beginning of the book, only to be rescued by pirates in the year 1718. After her rescue she sails around with various pirates with the hope of ultimately returning to her own time. The premise certainly had potential, but the story itself never became intriguing, and our protagonist Sabrina is d
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
This was good. A very quick read even at over 350 pages. It could have been better and what I thought was the author's strength at the beginning, turned into a weakness near the middle. The author put so much "pirate" historical information in the book that eventually I was tired of it and wanted more story.

The actual characters were slightly underdeveloped and the author relied on the historical information about that particular pirate for the reader to "learn" about the character.

However, ove
Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Magnus ♥
This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in Heaven

I loved this book! So much more than I expected. It was primarily a pirate adventure. Sabrina's love for Howel is strong. It crosses time and space and all that, but you really can't survive in the 18th century Caribbean unless you take the threats to your life seriously. Malnutrition, scurvy, malaria, other pirates, the Navy, pretty much everyone you meet. Most of the book focused on that. Survival and pirate activities. And I real
Received from author for review for free and all opinions are my own expressed through my reading of this book.

This book had me hooked from the first page. Sabrina was enjoying her holiday in Bahamas in 2009 until she found herself suddenly transported into the 18th century. She ends up face to face with pirates She meets the bad boys of piracy, Edward England, Howel Davis, and “Black Bart” Roberts. These men become her only hope of survival and the key to her returning back to the present day.

Courtney Klein
Mar 30, 2014 Courtney Klein rated it did not like it

This book goes from an interesting idea to bad to terrible very quickly. Sabrina, the main character and narrator, is supposed to be in love with her husband, though separated, and desperately missing her daughter who are in 2011 to her 1718. In two seconds flat she's falling for one pirate who a minute later passes her off onto another man who swears he won't become a pirate only to turn around and become one she falls in love with. Every so often you hear her missing her daughter and h
Jan 03, 2015 Marko rated it really liked it
3.5 / 5 stars

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Every now and then I scroll through my Kindle and take a look at all the titles that I've downloaded when they have been available for free. When I opened this one, I admit that I chuckled at the premise of time travel, but continued reading because I was interested in how the author would depict the time period.

I was pleasantly surprised to find a relatively realistic modern heroine battling with her conflicting emotions. Estr
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Jan 16, 2011 Shelleyrae at Book'd Out rated it really liked it
Sabrina Granger is fished from the ocean and hauled onto a pirate ship, bewildered to find herself in 1718, her iPod waterlogged and her Blackberry useless. She needs to find a way home to 2009, but in the meantime must survive the harsh realities of life in the 18th century.

Except for perhaps the name, I found Sabrina to a be an appealing heroine. Despite her initial disorientation and incredulity, she quickly accepts her situation and actively works to fit in with the society she has landed he
Nov 05, 2010 Megan rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of this e-book and while I was a little worried that I would not be able to get into it- fear not my friends- this book will eat you alive. I was so sucked into the story that R. L. is telling that I read the book straight through without stopping. Over the course of the story the main character, Sabrina, grows and changes and falls in love. She has been taken back in time by the Bermuda Triangle when she falls overboard while on a cruise. Sabrina is then plucked out of the water by ...more
Feb 22, 2011 Peter rated it really liked it
Just as Sabrina Grainger falls off a party boat into the Caribbean in 2009, so the reader is dropped right into the action of The Noble Pirates, and R. L. Jean (a.k.a. Fiction Chick) makes the reader and her protagonist fend for themselves. Much easier for the reader who is aided by the accomplished storytelling than for poor Sabrina Grainger--a mother, wife, and attorney--whose plunge sinks her nearly three centuries into the world of pirates. None other than the infamous Edward England and his ...more
Ashley Fetterman
Jun 12, 2014 Ashley Fetterman rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
The Noble Pirates
by Rima Jean

This book is not only riveting, but it is full of swanky ass pirates and sexual tension. I wasn't very keen in the beginning, as it was too atypical of the time travel, but I soon found myself glued to Sabrina's hot mess like a bee to honey. I stopped as the sexual tension between two main characters was high and just couldn't bring myself to continue to read, I was feeling the frustration myself. If I had stuck it out for a few pages more, I would have kept reading
Jen Wylie
Apr 10, 2014 Jen Wylie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The settings were believable and well detailed, the characters were awesome and the story itself a great page turner.
The ending... oh yes... LOVED the ending and didn't see it coming.

The only thing I DIDN'T like about the book was that the MC was mentioned as having a young daughter. This wasn't gone into much, and though here and there she mentions the girl and her family I thought the story and character would have been much better had she been childless. Tossed bac
Jo Notary
352p A vacation in the Bahamas goes awry, and a woman from 2009 unexpectedly finds herself in the 18th century -- amidst pirates. Sabrina is so consumed with her present-day problems that the last thing she expects is to suddenly end up face to face with real pirates. The notorious bad boys of the Golden Age of Piracy, Edward England, Howel Davis, and "Black Bart" Roberts, become Sabrina's means of survival in the past, and ultimately, her key to returning to the future.
The catch? Sabrina happen
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Nov 03, 2010 Aimee (Getting Your Read On) rated it did not like it
I wasn't able to finish this book, I'm sorry to say. There was so much profanity that I just couldn't swallow it. Sad for me, because I love a good pirate story.
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Firstly, I must say that I didn't know anything about this book when I dived into it. Well, except for the fact that it's about pirates. I didn't even look through the blurb because I knew I would love this book! Needless to say that I wasn't disappointed. I love historical stories, and if you add pirates, time travel and a bit of romance in the equation? Simply perfect.

Our protagonist is Sabrina, a 31 years old lawyer from the 21st century. Due to a storm she's transported b
Grace Krispy
Nov 09, 2010 Grace Krispy rated it it was amazing

If you know the future, would you be able to change it?
Should you be able to change it?

Sabrina finds herself treading cool water after a storm hits her party boat near the Bahamas. When she is rescued by brusque, smelly men with funny accents, she's relieved but irritated. She's ready for them to stop playacting so she can get back to where she needs to be. Slowly, she realizes that it's not an act put on by drunken pirate re-enactors, it's the real deal. She's a woman in the wrong time, in th
Debra Martin
Dec 31, 2010 Debra Martin rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a contest and I'm so glad I did because The Noble Pirates is a fantastic book.

When Sabrina Granger falls off a booze cruise in 2009, she has no idea that her life will be irrevocably changed. Finding herself rescued by Captain Edward England, Sabrina thinks she is on some kind of movie set or Disney ride only to find to her horror that she has somehow been transported back to the year 1718. The book is told from Sabrina's viewpoint and from the moment I started reading it, I
Dec 29, 2010 Amber rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Pirate lovers, historical fiction lovers, time travel lovers!!!
What would you do if you went on a booze cruise in the Caribbean in 2009 and your last memory was an unearthly storm before you woke up floating in the middle of the ocean only to be discovered by a ship full of what appeared to be eighteenth century pirates?

Sabrina Granger does the only thing she can at this point…let them rescue her. She is disoriented, waterlogged, and nauseous. About the only things that save her at this point are that she had the luck to be picked up by Captain Edward Engla
Oct 02, 2011 Debi rated it really liked it
The story line was reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series: Married woman inadvertently goes back in time, then meets and falls in love with another man. The heroine then has some tough decisions to make. Fellow Jamie and Claire Fraser fans will likely enjoy this quick read while awaiting the release of the Outlander series' book eight.

I found this novel very entertaining once I moved past the exposition. The reason that I am not giving it 5 stars is because most minor characters poppe
Mary Grace
Jan 03, 2011 Mary Grace rated it it was amazing
What will you do when you are from 2009 and suddenly wakes up to realize that you are suddenly in 1718? Sabrina was on a holiday cruise when she fell down from the cruise and wakes up to be saved by pirates in 1718. Sabrina later realizes that she doesn't have to be weak during her stay but has to become one of "them" to survive life of piracy.

When I heard about the book, I was quite fascinated as to how the story will evolve, The plot is intriguing enough to start with but after reading the boo
Gazang Abdulla
Mar 24, 2015 Gazang Abdulla rated it liked it
It was a quite interesting book. The element of love was not overly expressed in this book. Which is a good thing because you were able to concentrate more on the adventurous aspect of the novel. Many of the characters had strong personalities and most of the themes in the story were appropriately portrayed. In general, this was a quite relaxing and calming book to read.
Feb 10, 2015 Kyrie rated it really liked it
Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE pirates, and will pretty much read anything that's pirate related. I've been searching for this book for ages, and was finally able to purchase it as an ebook. (Seriously, it was really hard to find)
Overall I enjoyed it, at first I was almost persuaded to put it down as the main character annoyed me at first (a bit too much cynicism and bitchy attitude) but I quickly got over that once the story started to really develop. Definitely slow to start, but a ver
Apr 06, 2014 Aliciaw rated it liked it
I loved most of the book, but some of the things I disliked take it down a few stars. I liked the pace and the visual world created. I was Sad to see Edward England gone so fast. I think I found him more sexy than Davis. My hubby was just playing acIII and he killed Black Bart yesterday hahaha
Julia Dawn Mason

I loved reading this book. Pirates are not really portrayed as being human.Howell Davies was a really well thought out character who made the reason for the female subject to return to the future from where she came from.

Apr 10, 2014 beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't Stop Reading.

It is currently two in the morning, and I just finished this book. I was supposed to be asleep four hours ago. I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed this book. I will most definitely read more from this author.
Amy Davidson
Sep 26, 2014 Amy Davidson rated it liked it
I read this book on a recommendation from a friend and found it a good read. The plot was good and the characters interesting enough. I get that the author wanted to take the romanticism out of piracy and portray them more realistically, but at times I felt beaten over the head by it. The ending turned out better than I expected (thought it would be more tragic) leaving it open for a sequel.
Mandy Brown
Aug 25, 2014 Mandy Brown rated it it was amazing
This book was great. I couldn't put it down and I will be reading other books by the author. I hope that the author continues with the story of Sabrina and Howell.
Julie Rose
Dec 10, 2010 Julie Rose rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! This book is incredibly entertaining. Sabrina is a winning protagonist, and her travails are both funny and moving. What I particularly love is the realism in the midst of the fantastic, grounding us. I love that the author plays with the time travel trope and doesn't pull any punches - of course the pirates (and everyone else) stinks! Of course women are treated as property! This is a fast-paced tale and while I'm not normally a fan of romance, this book has enough swashbuckling (yes ...more
Penelope Fletcher
Nov 08, 2010 Penelope Fletcher rated it really liked it
This book was too cute. I haven't read a pirate book before and this did not disappoint. I'm not going to ramble on about the storyline, as I hope you decide to read yourself.

I will say that I liked how Sabrina was stubborn, and realistic in how she reacted to the messed up situation she found herself in. She was not overjoyed to be surrounded by gruff, smelly pirates, but just got in with it.

I only drop a star, because I didn't understand the whole 'I'm married with a kid but going to fall in
Jun 29, 2014 Adriana rated it really liked it
I just want a sequel...
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“It's more for me peace of mind, lass. Because you are me heart."

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