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The Queen's Captain

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
She had escaped, never to return!
Disguised in boy's livery, young Beth Howard had fled from her cruel guardians in order to avoid marriage to a man she'd never met.

But sh was shortly to discover that the perils that lay ahead were far worse than the fate she'd left behind.

For England was at war with Spain, and at this very moment the Spanish Armada lurked in the English Ch
Paperback, Masquerade #16
Published 1978 by Mills and Boon
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J.L. Day
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE with a soul
Recommended to J.L. by: My Sainted Mother
OK, I hate to admit this; they are gonna kick me out of the "he-man woman haters club" for even mentioning that I READ this, much less that I LOVED it!

My blessed Mother had this book, she loved these romance novels and I saw this one, was bored and picked it up when it looked like it might actually have some historical context. That was probably 35-40 years ago? And I STILL maintain (not when there are any guys around, mind you) that this is one of the absolute FINEST pieces of literature I have
Reading with Cats
If you can give this:
a. It’s premise (girl disguised as boy in the close quarters of a warship); and
b. The time it was written in (the heroine has violet eyes. And is dumb as a post.)
then you will have batshit crazy fun. Otherwise I’d steer clear.
Giulia Torre
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vintage-romance
The Queen’s Captain by Margaret Hope arrived in a box from my mother’s attic. A huge box filled with Masquerade Historicals and Harlequin Romances when they were prized at 60 cents.

Consider this a reading case study. I’d call it an auto-ethnography, but, ew.

Phase I. I find the book in a box of books. They’re all vintage, which means all cock-blockers. There will be no sex, and if there’s any kissing to speak of, there will be no tongue.


Phase II. I find this particular book and read the
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