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260 pages, Paperback
First published September 1, 1941
“You think yourself brave enough now, no doubt, but if you came face to face with a pirate I dare star you would shiver and swoon, like the rest of your sex.”KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS, DONA! Aubéry also teaches her how to navigate his ship (UGHHHH the tropes are just too real) and when he wants to help her she's all like "No, I can do it myself." SHOVE THAT FEMINISM UP YOUR ASS, YOU CANNOT STIR A SHIP WITHOUT GUIDANCE. But of course Dona is a natural at everything bc she's a fucking superwoman. It's giving Elizabeth Swan and Will Turner.
“I would certainly shiver.”
“Oh, damme,” he said. “I don’t know what I think. I only know I’d give everything in the world to make you happy, but the cursed trouble is I don’t know how to, and you are fonder of James’s finger-nail than you are of me. What’s a fellow to do when his wife doesn’t love him but drink and play cards. Can you tell me that?”ISSA TRAGEDY, HONEY. Anyways, to add "insult to injury", Harry didn't go to Navron by himself, he brought Rockingham, slime ball turned predator, with him. They alongside the locals want to capture the big bad pirate now. Guess what? It doesn't work. Instead, Aubéry pulls a 180 on them, captures and robs them instead.
“Why did you come here then?”During the robbery, Rockingham perceives that Aubéry and Dona have been fucking for a while now, and because he's an absolute SHITHEAD, he decides to attack Dona in a jealous rage. What then ensues not even Stephenie Meyer could've pulled off but DONA ACTUALLY KILLS Rockingham in self-defense. I shit you not. Our heroine is now a murderer. Love that for her.
“Because, as in all my undertakings, the most hazardous performance is usually the most successful. besides, I had not kissed you for nearly twenty-four hours.” And he bent his head, and took her face in his hands.
The excitement begins soon after Lady Dona leaves London society.....and her (foolish) baronet husband.....for their country home and a much needed respite away from everyday boredom and a loveless marriage.
With two children and nanny in tow, Dona is finally free to avail herself of sun and solace with long walks in the woods and thoughts of a younger self in a time long past when an unexpected encounter.....with a notorious and most appealing pirate.....give her life new meaning.
FRENCHMAN'S CREEK is an intriguing adventure story with dangerous escapades and just the right touch of emotion and romance amidst great characters.....and no, it's not My Cousin Rachel or Rebecca, but it's still a damn entertaining read!