Hi everyone! Glad to be here once again with some recommendations for awesome books from years gone by. Speaking of years gone by… this week I’ve got two historical novels for you.
The first is by Elin Gregory, the second features her review of a fellow authors’ work.
Wow, what a read! Pirate politics, epic sea battles and sexual tension kept me turning pages by the hour.
“Give me a reason to let you live…”
Beached after losing his ship and crew, and with England finally at peace, Lt Christopher Penrose will take whatever work he can get. A valet? Why not? Escorting an elderly diplomat to the Leeward Islands seems like an easy job, but when their ship is boarded by pirates, Kit’s world is turned upside down. Forced aboard the pirate ship, Kit finds himself juggling his honor with his desire to stay alive among the crew, not to mention the alarming—yet enticing—captain, known as La Griffe.
Kit has always obeyed the rules, but as the pirates plunder their way across the Caribbean, he finds much to admire in their freedom. He deplores their lawlessness but is drawn to their way of life, and begins to think he might just have found a purpose. Dare he dream of finding love too? Or would loving a pirate take him too far down the road to ruin?
My review is here: Goodreads
Standish by Erastes.
Published February 06, 2013
Publisher: Lethe Press (February 6, 2013)
Unconventional, featuring characters who are not necessarily loveable, yet are unforgettable. I believe I threw this book (pre-Kindle days mind you) across the room before picking it up, finishing it, and re-reading the final page several times.
A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men. Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820’s, Standish is a tale of two men – one man discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Ambrose Standish, a studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game. When Rafe Goshawk returns from the continent to claim the estate, their meeting sets them on a path of desire and betrayal which threatens to tear both of their worlds apart. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life.
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Elin Gregory’s review of Standish