The Rebel Pirate

The Rebel Pirate Boston Harbor James Sparhawk Master and Commander in the British Navy knows trouble when he sees it The ship he s boarded is carrying ammunition and gold into a country on the knife s edge of

  • Title: The Rebel Pirate
  • Author: Donna Thorland
  • ISBN: 9780451415400
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1775, Boston Harbor James Sparhawk, Master and Commander in the British Navy, knows trouble when he sees it The ship he s boarded is carrying ammunition and gold into a country on the knife s edge of war Sparhawk s duty is clear confiscate the cargo, impound the vessel and seize the crew But when one of the ship s boys turns out to be a lovely girl, with a loaded pist1775, Boston Harbor James Sparhawk, Master and Commander in the British Navy, knows trouble when he sees it The ship he s boarded is carrying ammunition and gold into a country on the knife s edge of war Sparhawk s duty is clear confiscate the cargo, impound the vessel and seize the crew But when one of the ship s boys turns out to be a lovely girl, with a loaded pistol and dead shot aim, Sparhawk finds himself held hostage aboard a Rebel privateer Sarah Ward never set out to break the law Before Boston became a powder keg, she was poised to escape the stigma of being a notorious pirate s daughter by wedding Micah Wild, one of Salem s most successful merchants Then a Patriot mob destroyed her fortune and Wild played her false by marrying her best friend and smuggling a chest of Rebel gold aboard her family s ship Now branded a pirate herself, Sarah will do what she must to secure her family s safety and her own future Even if that means taking part in the cat and mouse game unfolding in Boston Harbor, the desperate naval fight between British and Rebel forces for the materiel of war and pitting herself against James Sparhawk, the one man she cannot resist.

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    • Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* says:

      Setting: Boston 17754 1/2 StarsSteam Factor: Med-Hot British sea captain James Sparhawk's mission is quite simple. He is to board a rebel ship and bring the vessel to his commanding office in Boston Harbor. Everything does go according to plan until a "boy" he wants to impress onto his ship turns out to a beautiful young lady holding a pistol on him and the tide is turned and not in his favor!. Sarah Wood, is the daughter of a once notorious pirate who has turned merchant. Sarah cant lose her fa [...]

    • Donna Thorland says:

      "Authentic detail, amazing characters, and a dazzlingly broad sweep of action make this a richly romantic adventure that's hard to put down. Truly brilliant. Prepare to be blown away." -New York Times Bestselling Author Susanna Kearsley"A fast paced, soundly researched historical intrigue, with vivid characters and sharp writing, The Rebel Pirate is a compelling read." -New York Times Bestselling Author Madeline Hunter"We enjoyed The Rebel Pirate immensely. It is great read with all the joy of w [...]

    • Jane says:

      Where I got the book: ARC provided by the publisher. This review first appeared on the Historical Novel Society website and in the May 2014 issue of the Historical Novels Review.Donna Thorland’s latest novel, like her debut The Turncoat, tackles the complex loyalties and shifting allegiances of the American Revolution. This time the action unfolds in BostonHarbor, where British naval commander James Sparhawk has captured a ship carrying gold and flints toward the Rebel forces. The tables are t [...]

    • Ruth says:

      It has pirates, naval officers, gold, a revolution, ruthless traders, an illegitimate nephew of the King and ginger cake. What more could a girl want in a romance?I got this one from the publisher through firsts, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a total sucker for pirate/naval romances, but throw in some serious historical detail and a hero and heroine that aren't perfect by anyone's measure, and I'm completely lost. The only slight downer was that I felt more could have been mad [...]

    • Vicki Parsons says:

      The Rebel Pirate, the second book in Donna Thorland’s excellent Renegades of the Revolution series, opens in 1775, near Boston. James Sparhawk, Master and Commander in the British Navy, has just commandeered and boarded a ship that is carrying ammunition and gold. With a country on the brink of rebellion, Sparhawk’s duty is clear: confiscate the cargo, impound the vessel and seize the crew. However, Sparhawk soon finds himself a hostage on the ship thanks to a young Rebel privateer. The youn [...]

    • Ava Brightly ☕ says:

      Update: 16 Jun 2014First, I thank Penguin Group and for generously providing this copy for an honest review.I suggest reading the blurb or back matter and come right back. I'll waitw you know what this gem is about so I can get to the good stuff.I was introduced to Donna Thorland's writing with her first publication, The Turncoat. I loved this story more than her first (which is saying a lot).As with her previous book, I am in love with the lavish writing, rich, without being overly fussy, the [...]

    • Cheryl says:

      The Rebel Pirate is the second book in the Renegades of the Revolution. This book can be read as a stand alone novel. Right away I liked Sarah. I found her to be a strong heroine. James may be a pirate but he does not have a true-hearted pirate soul. He is kind. I actually pictured Sarah and James as Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom's characters, Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. They were meant for each other. So at the back of the book are discussion qu [...]

    • Amalia Carosella says:

      Okay, so, I blew through this whole book in one day because I could not bring myself to put it down, once I started. Sarah is FANTASTIC, strong and brave and determinedly loyal, and Sparhawk is everything you want him to be to match her -- but even more lovely, the rest of Sarah's "family" leap off the page, as well. I could not get enough of Red, her retired-pirate father. And OH MAN, the thing I DID NOT EXPECT and then BAM. I literally said out loud, to the cats, after a gasp "I cannot EVEN!" [...]

    • My Book Addiction and More MBA says:

      THE REBEL PIRATE by Donna Thorland is another exciting Historical Fiction set in 1775 Boston Harbor, Massachusetts . #2 in the "Renegades of the Revolution", but can be read as a stand alone. See, "The Turncoat".This is the story of British Navy Commander, James Sparhawk and Sarah Ward, a pirate's daughter.Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution. Filled with Red Coats, Rebels, intrigue, pirates, smuggling, conflict, romance, and a wonderful romantic adventure. Fast paced and action f [...]

    • Alex Myers says:

      You can see my blurb on the inside pages of this novel but to repeat my praise here (the book deserves it) this is a fun read. It is equal parts thoroughly enjoyable and delectably historical. Of course, I'm a sucker for the era and setting. Thorland does a wonderful job with capturing the costume and custom of the times.

    • Samantha says:

      "Sarah Ward is in a tough situation. After having the ship she was on invaded by British naval officers, she kidnaps one of them in order to save her younger brother from being taken. What she doesn't realize is the man she kidnapped, James Sparhawk, might be the one man that can help her and maybe even love her." Full review at Fresh Fiction: freshfiction/reviewp?id

    • Max Von says:

      I liked this even more than the Turncoat. Really combines a great swashbuckler with historical fiction/romance. Wouldn't have minded another book with Kate Grey, but the new protagonist is at least as fun and interesting. I guess these are all going to be stand alines with some common historical and invented supporting characters.

    • Heather says:

      The Rebel Pirate can be read as a stand-alone book as 99% of the characters are new, it takes place in a different city, and during a slightly earlier time period than The Turncoat. The thing that ties these two books together is that their characters are real ‘renegades’ – spies, pirates, etc.- and they entangle themselves in fascinating experiences. And while you don’t have to read The Turncoat to enjoy The Rebel Pirate, you definitely should read it, it is an awesome book!The Rebel Pi [...]

    • Ashley Marsh says:

      4.5. I really enjoyed this, but a few parts, including the ending, felt rushed. I was hoping for a bit more piracy, but I still liked the storyline and the characters. Sarah is a great, strong female lead, and I admire her greatly. I also enjoyed the political intrigue and getting to know more about the complicated inner workings of the American Revolution. I loved that the characters all had their morals, but would switch sides in order to fight for each other. I'm also a huge fan of the fact t [...]

    • Donna says:

      I fell hard for the first sentence: "The gold was Spanish, the chest was French, the ship was American, and the captain was dead."After that, I enjoyed the characters and the twisty plot. I was less crazy about how talky the backstory reveals were, which got more and more noticeable every time they went back through the same subjects. The author did a great job at bringing the setting to life, but it sometimes felt as if a few too many research details wormed their way into the background and de [...]

    • Eric says:

      Overall, the story was a good read!

    • Summer says:

      I really enjoyed the first book in this series but this second book was disappointing. I liked that these books are just right in the middle of historical romance and historical fiction. The author clearly has done her research on the time period and the plot has more substance than a typical HR. The Rebel Pirate started off interesting but just fizzled out after the first chapter. It begins interesting enough with the introduction to James Sparhawk, the lead male character who's working with th [...]

    • Cecilia London says:

      Thorland's writing continues to be magnificent.

    • Megan says:

      Set just before the outbreak of the revolutionary war, this was a fun fast read with pirates, revenge plots, political machinations and a fun cast of secondary characters. Secondary LGBTQ character, low development, but a nice sideline story.

    • Romancing the Book says:

      Reviewed by JoAnneBook provided by the publisher for reviewOriginally posted at Romancing the Book Since I haven’t read the first book in the series, The Turncoat, I thought I might be at a disadvantage to mesh with the story but I wasn’t. The story takes place during the Revolutionary War, mainly involving the sea skirmishes, and is centered in Massachusetts – areas and sites that I’ve been to – Boston including the harbor, Harvard (The College) and Faneuil Hall, Salem, Marblehead and [...]

    • Robin says:

      historicalreadingsSarah Ward, daughter of an infamous pirate, wants nothing to do with piracy or the rebels. James Sparhawk, established British naval captain, wants only to get revenge on his father. When their paths collide amid the beginnings of a revolution, they find themselves reassessing their priorities and which side of the oncoming war they will be on.Unlike some romance novels, this one is actually fleshed out with a complex story, interesting characters, and descriptions that make th [...]

    • Julia DeBarrioz says:

      Oh my, what a wonderful book filled with suspense, lush historical detail and a heroic love story. It has pirates, revolution, a buried chest full of gold, and a heroine who is more at home on a ship than in a drawing room serving tea, who must outmaneuver rebels, the royal navy, and suitors who are up to no good. What more could a reader ask for? Thorland's writing is delicious, absolutely literary, and she fills her tale with perfectly executed drama. Deceit, intrigue, romance, and double deal [...]

    • Brianne says:

      I really debated on this rating. I initially wanted to give it two stars, but I decided to be nice.I started out really liking this book. Sadly after about two hundred pages it became more work than fun to read. I can't figure out what happened. Historical fiction, around revolutionary war time period, female lead who isn't a wimp and of course, pirates (well pirates-light) and yet, no thanks. Despite this review, I am curious to read the first book in this series. Maybe a different plot and dif [...]

    • Valerie L says:

      Disappointing - this looked to be fun, but I've not even finished the first chapter and the supposed "lady" is acting very unladylike with the captain she barely has met.

    • Lisa Becker says:

      I received this as an ARC. This was a great story! I recommend this to anyone looking for something different with a little bit of everything in it just for fun.

    • Tara says:

      I really enjoyed this story and couldn't put the book down.

    • Christina says:

      There isn't enough stars in the sky to give a rating for this I loved it so much recommend to all

    • Beth says:

      Really, I should have loved this book. It's got a cool title and an interesting premise. I read The Turncoat by the same author, and thought it was ok. I couldn't stand this one. In fact, it took me over a month to read as I kept finding excuses to read something else, and the only reason I finished it was so I could count it for a reading challenge. I really didn't like the characters. Sparhawk was all right, but What's-Her-Name aggravated me, and she wasn't the kick-ass pirate I was hoping she [...]

    • Kristen says:

      Oh my GOODNESS - what an unexpected but exceptionally great read!!!I was not familiar with this author prior to reading this book, but having read it I will definitely be looking for other things she's written because this was fabulous.First an foremost, the plot of this had multiple unexpected twists and turns that, when you thought you knew where the story was going veered off into a completely surprising direction. I loved that! Being totally surprised multiple times during a story is unusual [...]

    • Alice says:

      Honestly, I was very disappointed in this book although I did finish it. There was too much predictable, sappy romance, and not nearly enough historical detail. I guess we all like our own blend but if you prefer historical fiction over romance, don't choose this book.

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