Everyone, including our heroine, loves a dashing pirate. In this fast-paced and delightful tale, Lethbridge creates wonderful characters and excellent repartee between the hero and heroine. While some may consider it a typical pirate yarn, it is still worth the time to read.

En route to Lisbon, Alice Fulton’s ship is set upon by pirates. Michael Hawkhurst, aka Captain Lionhawk, has been planning his revenge on the Fulton family for years. Alice knows that her father cannot pay a ransom, so she offers herself and her assistance with his entree into society. When they are captured by a British naval ship Alice helps Lionhawk escape and is stunned when he arrives at her home to propose. After the wedding, Michael takes Alice to the family estate where his parents died in a horrible fire, which he blames her father for. He leaves her to go to London. Her anger at Michael for his betrayal is monumental, but her body and heart miss him. Alice goes after him hoping to find the happiness they deserve. (HARLEQUIN, Jan., 300 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager