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Wind Raven

(Agents of the Crown #3)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Ordered by the Prince Regent into the Caribbean, English sea captain and former privateer Jean Nicholas Powell has no time for women onboard the Wind Raven, especially not Tara McConnell. The impudent American forced herself aboard, and so she’ll get more than she bargained for: Instead of a direct sail to Baltimore, she’ll join their quest to investigate a rampaging pirat ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 20th 2014 by Boroughs Publishing Group (first published March 10th 2014)
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I absolutely loved this novel!
Both hero and heroin's characters were well developed with enjoyable dialogue and ,
I love both of them.
I'd definitely recommend it to any lover of Regency romances
If you find yourself in need of a adventure and romance in the same book,
pick up this book
Eileen Dandashi
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“A salty, sweeping, evocative tale of romance on the high seas—and a good old-fashioned love story that will keep you up far, far past your bedtime. So, reach for the coffee. Brava for Regan Walker!”—Danelle Harmon, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

“Wind Raven is grand romance of the sea with much insight into piracy in the early 19th century and the tropical lifestyle of the island of Bermuda under British rule. The scenes of both everyday life and storms on a ship at sea were w
Paula Millhouse
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Regency Romance and adventure on the high seas!!

The Wind Raven sails from London to Baltimore in 1817 by way of Bermuda and the Caribbean and sets a course for adventure and romance along the way.

Captain Jean Nicholas Powell and his crew have their hands full when an American demands passage across the Atlantic to return to her family. Everyone knows women on ships mean bad luck, and Tara McConnell brings the reluctant captain more worries than a man of the period could expect. Not only does the
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wind Raven begins in the West Indies, where Captain Powell has gone into a tavern to meet up with an associate and to have a drink. He overhears a conversation by some rambunctious Americans about a woman serving as a crewmember aboard their ship! “What kind of woman would crew with men?”. Be careful of your thoughts Captain………….be very careful.
Tara McConnell has spent the last year in London with her aunt, who is a member of the ton. Tara’s father had sent her to live with her aunt and to becom
Tina Williams
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Swashbuckling Adventure and Romance on the High Seas

Having read the first two novels in Regan Walker’s Agents of the Crown Trilogy, Racing with the Wind and Against the Wind (scroll down for links to my reviews), I was thrilled to once again have the chance to read and review this author’s work. Wind Raven, the third book in the series, is a fast-paced, swashbuckling romance. Although set in the Regency period, most of the action takes place on board ship and in the Caribbean, far away from the
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wind Raven by Reagan Walker is book 3 in the Agents of the Crown trilogy..

Tara McConnell is a young American woman raised by a father and brothers who run a shipping company. She is sent to her aunt in England for her season. Tara is not happy about this since the war with Britain has cost her the life of her brother. No Englishman is going to win her heart.

Captain Jean Nicholas Powell ( Nick) is the dashing dark haired captain of the Wind Raven descended from a line of English privateers. Nick
Pj Ausdenmore
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this swashbuckling, sea-faring historical romance last night and finished it with a satisfied sigh at 2:30 am. A bloodthirsty pirate bent on revenge, sultry Caribbean nights, a brooding hero and the feisty heroine who turns his ship - and his life - upside down; this book has it all.

Karen Llanes
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this story but I truely them all. This story I kept me on the edge I couldnt put it down. I just had to know what going happen next. Nick and Tara make an amazing pair with adventure on their horizon. As always I enjoy the bit of history infolded in. I like to learn something of history I was unaware of.
Cindy Vallar
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Her brother’s letter that arrives at her aunt’s London home tells Tara McConnell to come home. While upset to learn her father may be dying, she’s ready to discard the fancy gowns and other accoutrements that go with being a lady for the breeches and shirts she wears while at sea or working in her family’s shipyard. Being introduced to the ton was never Tara’s idea, but the wish of her dying mother even though her father is adamant that she marry an American. Only two years have passed since the ...more
Adria (Musings and Reviews)
Originally posted on Adria’s Romance Reviews.

I've been reading Regan Walker's Agents of the Crown series since the beginning and while each one has a special place in my heart (and Kindle), I have to say that Wind Raven is my official favorite!

Jean Nicholas Powell is more than just a competent captain. As a former privateer, he's used to dangerous situations but nothing prepares him for the danger that American Tara McConnell brings when she demands passage from London to Baltimore on his ship,
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Adventure, passion, and a whole lot of fun! That’s what you’ll find in the latest Agents of the Crown novel by Regan Walker!

After spending a year in London with her aunt, Tara McConnell is happy to be going back to her home in America, but even happier to be aboard a ship once again. While Tara suffered through a London season in order to fulfill a request of her deceased mother, she never intended to find an Englishman to marry. After receiving notice that her father was gravely ill back home i
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I’ve been reading such intense books the last few weeks that this book arrived as a breath of fresh air. I jumped into it expecting one of two things, either a dyed in the wool old fashioned bodice-busting romance or a drawn out historical maritime story with a bit of romance spattered about for good measure. What I found was a gorgeous balance of both.

Tara McConnell is the only daughter of an Irish-American shipping baron. She’s grown up on her family’s ships and considers the seas her home de
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Rookie Romance.

Wind Raven is an engaging, romantic journey across the high seas, from English shores to tropical Bermuda and Baltimore. It's the third in the Agents of the Crown but works perfectly as a stand alone as well.

Tara is a free-spirited American, who has spent the season in London at the request of her Father. This doesn't sit well with Tara who doesn't think she could ever marry an Englishman after the war between America and England stole her brother's life. W
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wind Raven
Reviewed by Gail MacMillan
The year is 1815. The War of 1812 between British and Americans has only recently been ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve of 1814. British and Americans haven’t yet forgiven or forgotten the events of that conflict. Therefore, when feisty Tara McConnell, a native of Baltimore, after spending a year in London as a debutante, discovers she’s to be sent home on a ship captained by the handsome Englishman Nicholas Powell, she’s far fro
Blushing Reader
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books-read
3.5 simmering stars

Wind Raven is book #3 in the Agents of the Crown series, but it was the first book I have read from this series or Regan Walker. Wind Raven can be read as a stand-alone with no problem or confusion.

Every now and then I need to escape from the new adult/erotic/contemporary drama and travel back to my first love of historical romances and Wind Raven was a wonderful trip to the high seas. Regan Walker gives us a chance to experience life on the sea and get whisked away into a tal
What an amazing book!

To say I loved Wind Raven by author Regan Walker is putting in the simplest terms. There's adventure on the seas, pirates, romance, and a story that I found myself completely absorbed in from the very beginning to the end. As a note, this is the 3rd book in a trilogy, but having this one, I want to read the first two which tell the stories of people related to characters in this book.

And the characters? They were well-fleshed out, and felt three-dimensional. The first is Tar
Anny hernandez
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was provide a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

I just finish reading this book, and I have to say that its the first time that I read this kind of book. But I have to say that I am so glad that I read it cause I love it, I felt in love with this story from the first page to the very last, I love the characters and love how the book turn out to be, I have to say though I did not know that this was part of a series, and now I want to read the first two book, I am gone keep thi
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Originally written for Book Bliss book blog. I received a copy in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review: 5 stars
General: The Wind Raven is an absolutely wonderful romance set on the high seas in the colonies and was beautifully done. I love "pirate" books and this one is set during my favorite time in history and in American waters more than European! I absolutely loved that element of it because so few are written from the American standpoint during that time. On that note, the w
Dee Deacon Foster
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
High seas, Caribbean beauty, pirates & romance Regan Walker provides it all. Set a few years after the War of 1812 dislike & distrust still exists between the Americans & the English. Can this be overcome?

The American - sent to her aunt for a London season after living on the sea, Tara is in a rush to go home to see her ill father before it's to late & back to ship living. Given strict instructions by her aunt to sail on no other ship but the Wind Raven - helmed by an English cap
Sawyer Belle
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

An excellent "seascapade" by Regan Walker and what I think is her best work to-date.

Tara McConnell, a feisty American with a love of all things nautical, is forced to leave her aunt's London home and return to an ailing father in Baltimore. The only ship available to her is the merchant schooner, Wind Raven, whose captain's secret mission for the Prince Regent upsets Tara's plans by detouring to the Caribbean to engage a notorious pirate. Borne into the shipping industry and raised by
Theresa Needham fehse
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
free book for honest review.

Tara McConnell wants nothing more than salt air and a moving deck beneath her feet but her mothers dying wish was for her to be a proper lady of London, so here she is stuck in London. Until she receives a post from her brother stating that her father is ill and she should return to America.
Captain Nick is not too happy that his next sailing trip has been rerouted thanks to Prinny. But his family has always supported the monarchy. So a
Lesia Chambliss
Wonderful romance on the high seas, an amazing adventure through the Caribbean, and the attention payed to detail of sailing Schooners was fascinating to me. I love a historical romance where I learn something new! But don't worry, you won't be bored with the details, they have been well written into the story. This story takes you to Bermuda, Puerto Rico, St Thomas and the scenery described makes you feel like you are there. There is lots of adventure, peril on the sea, a British Captain, and a ...more
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads*

Wow! Wind Raven was a phenomenally written Regency Romance, with fantastic characters (and I mean ALL of them), and excellent world-building.
Tara is a force to be reckoned with, and I believe she's the reason this book was SO different from other RegencyRomance I've read - she was strong, and rebellious, and tenacious. She is also American.
Of course, English Captain Jean Nicholas Powell, was the tall, dark, and handsome -th
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love a strong woman who isn't afraid to be herself. Tara is all that and a bag of chips. She isn't afraid to wear men's clothes or get her hands dirty helping out with chores. Add in her big heart and beautiful looks... well let's just say she is an amazing MC and perfect for Nick.

Nick was kind off a prick in the beginning. But taking into consideration the time era and the views men normally had of women he was the typical man. Even though I didn't care for his views in the beginning I grew
Janice Hougland
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this third and last story in Ms. Walker's Agents of the Crown trilogy and was sad to see the series end. But I have confidence that Ms. Walker's writing skills will continue on in other stories and I eagerly await them. The story of this heroine (Tara) and hero (Nick) took place mostly on the high seas on Nick's ship (the Wind Raven) and a couple of stops on their voyage from London, where Nick's family owned a shipping company, to Baltimore to return Tara to her American shipping family ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Almost all the storyline happens on a ship so forget the ballrooms and the trips to Gretna Green. The heroine is feisty and not a delicate wallflower so I found some comfort in that. Nicholas while is not a scoundrel, is not an inexperienced man either.

And he acts like a " typical" man when it comes to matters of love. You know what I mean. It's that time when a man thinks that the lady knows his feelings about her and doesn't think that he has to tell them to her or when he proposes to her and
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is a good, easy read, an escape for a few hours onto the high seas. Nick has a love, it is the sea and his ship the Wind Raven. He doesn't want or need a permanent woman in his life, that is until Tara graces his boat. Tara was raised on the sea, a product of a sailing family. She has to catch passage back home on the Wind Raven and wants to be a part of the crew. Captain Nick wants her to be a lady. The attraction is there, but ne ...more
Cindy Woods
Good story

I enjoyed reading thus swashbuckling tale of romance on the high seas. The characters are believably written and the plot rings true.
The hoydenish antics of Tara on the Wind Raven are comical at times, and the Captain's animosity those antics are met with is done very well.
The introduction of the pirate, Cofresi, was interesting given he actually existed. This was well done by the author.
My only criticism is the fact everyone falls in love with the heroine on first sight....and mainly
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wavered between 3 and 4 on this latest book by Ms. Walker. I have read all of her other offerings and while I enjoyed this one, it is my least favorite of the series. I just never felt drawn into the story/characters as the others. And I really wanted to punch the "hero" frequently! That being said, I would truly hope Ms. Walker is working on a series telling Tara's brothers' stories. Oh and as a lover of all things history, I do appreciate her "liner notes" at the end!
Amanda Hughes
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Filled with passion and adventure on the high seas. Wind Raven was impossible to put down. The heat between Tara and Nick burned hot from the start, and the momentum kept going and the excitement building until…well, you just have to read this book to find out. I loved the descriptions of the ship and the color of the islands brought to life. I am a die-hard fan of this author. I believe that she is one of the best out there in historical romance.
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