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Velvet Chains

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  206 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
ECSTASY'S TIES
The notorious pirate, "The Raven," despised anything British--and that included ravishing Lady Season Chatsworth. The black-garbed captin had kidnapped the English beauty as ransom for an American patriot. But the longer the Redcoats stalled negotiations, the more time the Raven spent with his prisoner...and the closer he came to tumbling her to his bed! Soon
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Paperback, 558 pages
Published August 1st 1985 by Zebra
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Regan Walker
Superb Storytelling in this Privateer Adventure from the American Revolution

Set during the American Revolution, 1779-1781, this tells the story of Lady Season Chatsworth, a young English beauty who fakes a tumble in the hay with the stable boy on their English estate to avoid a dreaded arranged marriage. Her reputation in tatters, her father the duke sends her away to America to marry her cousin, Sir Edmund Kensworthy, captain of His Majesty’s Guards in New York. But her reputation as a loose wo
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Sydney Nicholas
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was my first romance novel, mostly because it has been passed down through the women in my family for years!
Elizabeth
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This was one of my first historical romance when I was a teen, from there on I'm hooked. I love pirates historical romance.
Nessa
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
AFTER READING O'BANYON'S STORY I AM BEGINNING TO SEE A PATTERN, AND IT'S NOT ADVISED TO READ HER STORIES CONTINUOUSLY WITHIN DAYS OR YOU WILL BE QUITE VEXED WITH THE ALMOST SIMILAR PLOT. WHILE I AGREE THERE IS ANGST TO THE STORY, I CANNOT APPLAUD THE ROMANCE FOR IT WAS STILTED AND DIDN'T FLOW SMOOTHLY WITH THE CHARACTERS ONLY HURTING EACH OTHER AND NOT CONFESSING THEIR TRUE EMOTIONS.

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER! CAUTION BEFORE YOU READ AHEAD.

OUR HERO is fighting for his own cause, he lives a double life
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Mary23nm
Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it
This book had some great elements, the beautiful, intelligent, but tainted British young lady, a mysterious pirate,the young lady's father who betrothed her to an much older man, and then her cousin and a kidnapping. (view spoiler) ...more
Booked
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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ECSTASY'S TIES
The notorious pirate, "The Raven," despised anything British -- and that included ravishing Lady Season Chatsworth. The black-garbed captain had kidnapped the English beauty as ransom for an American patriot. But the longer the Redcoats stalled negotiations, the more time the Raven spent with his prisoner... and the closer he came to tumbling her to his bed! Soon all thoughts of freedom for the Colonies fled his mind and the only cause he now embraced was possessing his
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Cindy Woods
Mixed feelings

I have so many issues with this book it is hard to review. I basically enjoyed it very much.....but I detested the inferences of the happy slaves and the martyred heroine because she helped out one day doing manual labor...heaven forbid! Also, hated the Raven and Lucas 's deception .... if you truly love someone why would you lie...and then to lie repeatedly having the audacity be angry at her when she questioned him. I would have dumped the guy. Why didn't he just tell her who he
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Slayermel
Jan 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a good Romance book
I really enjoyed this book, and could not put it down. Constance O'Banyon is a great story teller, and this book was a real page turner.
The characters where very likable and had a lot of depth, which keeps you hanging on for more.
The story is about Lady Season Chatsworth who is kidnapped by "The Raven" a notorious pirate. The Raven wants to use Season as Ransom to free a fellow American patriot, but as time passes and deals fall through he does not seem to want to hand her back over to the Bri
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Stacey Merritt
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my first Historical romance novels I read when I was 17 and I was hooked ever since...I have read this book probably 5 times throughout the years since I've owned it 24 years now. YES, I still have the same book from 24 years ago!!! I read a lot of paranormal such as Larissa Ione or Nora or her Robb but when I come across a romance novel about pirates or ships and such...I get it and devour it. ALL thanks to this book. My FAVORITE romance novel of all time!!!
Katrina Shelley
May 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
First Historical Romance I ever read! Near and dear to my heart . . . paved the way for my dream of becoming an author!
Michele
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Spoilers :)

I absolutely loved this book. I've read it several times and am looking for a digital copy for my tablet.
JoAnn
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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One of my favorite books of all time!
Daneesha
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Started off strong, sagged in the middle, and could have been about 50 pages shorter. Still, I enjoyed it.
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Evelyn Gee was born on 1939 in Texas, USA. She makes her home in San Antonio with her husband, Jim and their son, Jason.

She signed her novels as Constance O'Banyon. She also wrote as Micah Leigh with Texan writer Emma Merritt. Her books range from historical to contemporary and include several novellas. Many of her books have been published in trade paperback.Among her many awards, she is the reci
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