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The Seahawk's Sanctuary

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  71 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
* 2013 Silver Medal Winner - Global eBook Award: Historical Romance
* Best Book of 2011 Nominee - The Romance Reviews
* 2011 Nominated for the Global eBook Award in 2 categories: Historical Literature – Fiction and Best eBook Cover

Pirates. Now she had to contend with pirates. Victoria wondered at the magnitude of her bad luck as she tried to gulp down her fear. Contempt narr
Paperback, 312 pages
Published March 30th 2011 by Wordclay (first published March 23rd 2011)
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Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm a historian, so I am picky about my historical novels. I was impressed with the thoroughness of Lynne Marie's research. Yet this book is more than a history lesson; it is a heckuva good read. (Pardon my slang.) I read a lot of historical fiction. Some of it is good, but often it is less than satisfying. It is difficult to incorporate factual research into an engaging novel. Sometimes the author is clumsy in integrating the historical facts with the fictional story. Other times, the other is ...more
"The Seahawk's Sanctuary" starts off with a bang: Pirate captain Grant Hawthorne finds Victoria Barlow chained to a bed in the captain's quarters of a ship he raids ... and the captain dead with a knife in his back. He decides to take Victoria as part of the booty, and she disguises herself as a boy.

Somehow, this fools some of the shipmates, although others are a bit wiser. And so, they all head back to the colonies (Grant lives in Charles Town) with the goodies.

Of course, it turns out that both
Jun 20, 2011 marked it as to-read
This book seems like it will be an interesting read :)
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I forgot how much I really loved this book. So glad I decided to re-read this book. Plan on reading more by this author. She just knows how to make you feel like you are part of the story!
M. L.
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Hello Capt. Grant Hawthorne...He is such a dynamic character that's so richly described, I thought he would materialize from the pages. However, I think it was very clever of Lynne Marie to introduce Victoria first. I was immediately drawn in by her 'what's next' attitude while pirates are bashing on the cabin door, and her quick wit of putting on a disguise. The reader gets a good taste of her fortitude and knows she will hold her own - even against Grant. The true depth of Victoria and Gr ...more
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers of historical romance
I do not usually read books from the romance genre and its subcategories, but I like trying new things every now and then. While not being the best thing I've read, it certainly wasn't the worst either.

The story is a familiar one: boy meets girl, they initially hate each other but secretly start falling in lust/love with one another. Something happens that forces them to be together and they live happily ever after. Of course, there were more details, but they seemed secondary to the love story
Cindy Woods
Poorly written

This is a rudimentary attempt at writing. I read a book a day and try very hard to read even badly written books once I've begun them in an attempt to redeem an author. This one is full of grammatical and historical error th st makes it very difficult to take the writing seriously. I was astonished at the ignorance of the happy slaves on a plantation as,well as trying to understand what angered the captain at any given time. The captain comes off as a silly lunatic. The other main
Jul 06, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked this book, but I can not say it one of my favorites. I had the expectation of more adventure and more pirate action. If you are looking for nice romance novel, you will find it here. The story takes place pre-revolutionary war. A pirate, Grant Hawthorne, captures a British Merchant ship and discovers a "boy" named "Vic" tied up and abused. He soon discovered that "Vic" is actually a woman. Grant decides to take Victoria (originally Vic) to one of the American colonies. He loses her and d ...more
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read this book when it first came out on Smashwords and it is a great read! The characters are well developed and interesting--even the secondary characters, who add just a little more sparkle and pizazz to an already awesome story. (I love Mama Lil! :D) The interaction between the two main characters is also spicy and exciting, and the love scenes are sensual and erotic without being tasteless. There's also obviously a lot of research and attention to historical detail without it being overbe ...more
Jun 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lynne Marie has created an exciting and romantic novel that all readers, both male and female, will enjoy. Her characters are round and dynamic, making the reader want to turn the page for more. She has nailed both the time period and location in which the book is set, and the reader can easily visualize the characters sailing in and out of the Charleston Harbor during pre-revolutionary times. I hope to read more from this author and would love to see a sequel to The Seahawk's Sanctuary.
Shari Stauch
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable read - fun characters and excellent historical detail. An amazing cover, too! Hear this one's been nominated for a couple Global EBook awards as well... kudos to Lynne Marie!
May 02, 2011 rated it liked it
I'm afraid I've read this story before. It is a good read, entertaining if not original.
Susan Highland
May 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
I didn't read this. I made a mistake and hit the wrong shelf.
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Seahawk Sanctuary caught my interest from the first page,looked forward to picking it up each day. FYI: Some passionate moments between Capt Grant Hawthorne and Victoria.
Kristina Franken
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book for anyone

FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
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Lynne Marie grew up in South Carolina and has lived and worked in the coastal region with her husband for over 30 years. She started writing in the mid-1990s and states that she was inspired to write these novels. And while, at most times, inspiration is a small tickle in the back of your conscious or unconscious mind as you go about your daily life, hers was not like that at all. It was a wake yo ...more
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