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In a Pirate's Debt (Love on the High Seas)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  11 reviews
b>Saving her can land him in a hangman's noose at low tide in Charles Town Harbor. Repaying her debt to him will consign her to a life worse than death.

When confronted with a forced marriage, Travay Allston flees her stepfather's Jamaica plantation and dives into the sea. Death would be preferable to life with Sir Roger Poole, a drinking, gambling, scoundrel whose adva
Kindle Edition, 329 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Smitten Historical Romance
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May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Swashbuckling story with enough romance and danger to keep those pages turning. Travay Allston knows one thing very well, she'll never marry Sir Roger Poole. Never. But she doesn't expect that her flight from one man will land her in the arms of another ... and a pirate at that. If she could loathe anything more than Sir Roger, it might be a pirate, the same type of man who killed her father. But danger and nature block her path to freedom time and time again. Can a lost childhood friend hold th ...more
Oh my stars.

Katherine McDermott
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Travay Allston is fleeing Jamaica and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love, Sir Roger Poole. She is so desperate that she urges her horse over a cliff and into the ocean where she is saved from drowning by a pirate ship, the Blue Heron. Captain Lucas Bloodstone is a formidable man whose parents have been abducted by his enemies. The pirate captain having come face to face with his own sins, has experienced a conversion and has asked God to help him rescue his loved ones. From Travay’s ...more
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an adventure! Very interesting read. This is the first time reading a book like this. I learned a lot about piracy in the 1700s. The romance was also very lovely and swoon-worthy. Another aspect of the book that I loved was the faith one. This book was saturated with the gospel. Luke was a man of honor and I loved his heart for God. I hope to find a man like him one day. This author is the one to look after!
Linda Carroll-Bradd
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Elva Cobb Martin has created a lush adventure/romance set in the Golden Age of Piracy with this clean novel. Realistic characters with struggles that make them fight for every touching moment. Childhood playmates Travay and Lucas meet again as adults but their budding relationship is thwarted at every turn--sometimes by their own uncertainties, but mostly by others with greed-based plans. I enjoyed learning about this era and the author’s research of specific descriptions and setting details mad ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
I guess I’ve just read too many pirate stories, but I’ve heard so much of this sort of thing before I can see what’s coming, and not in a good way. I cut my teeth on Sabatini’s swashbuckling pirate stories and this one just isn’t in the same class. If you enjoyed the romance-adventures of a few decades ago, give it a try, but I’ll be pointing away from this book over to the author’s debut, an excellent modern-day mystery.

Heroine gets lusted after by every man who sees her
Attempted rape
A bit of p
Cindy Huff
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this swashbuckler romance tale. Haven’t read a book about pirates in ages. Colonial setting in the Caribbean made the story more interesting. A bit of the Scarlet Pimpernel ( an old movie reference: hero had a duel life) in the mix as well. Lots of sword play and rescuing of damsels in distress. Let’s not forget all the unexpected twists and the wonderful ending. I suspect a sequel is coming. This is a must-read.
Kathleen Rouser
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Travay Allston literally falls into the hands of Captain Bloodstone as she does her best to escape from marriage to the scoundrel, Sir Roger Poole, by diving off the edge of a cliff on her horse.

She doesn't know that the young and handsome pirate, Captain Bloodstone, is Lucas, someone she knew and cared about as a child. He has been her protector before and will learn that to be Travay's protector is no easy task. After all, he is busy seeking recompense from the Spanish and on a quest to find
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Suspense and romance on the high seas

Christian romance set in 1700's when piracy, privateering and countries battled for superiority of the high seas. Our hero and heroine survive one tragedy after another all the while trying to keep their faith steadfast and true.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good read for a rainy afternoon

I've always liked pirate adventures and this one ranks right up there. Pick it up and hang on. It's a fun story!
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pirates
Nice adventure with great action! Wonderful about just in the nick of time!
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Elva Cobb Martin's passion is to write adventurous, romantic novels that not only entertain, but celebrate the moral truths found in classic fiction. Truths like honor and respect, fidelity and reverence. She lives in the South Carolina upstate with her husband and a mini-dachshund. For more information visit her web site at: