Mirth and Laughter


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

There's Nothing like a good Historical

This is my first shameless plug. I just finished reading Smuggler's Bride written by Darlene Marshall, one of the talented ladies at RWA Online. Below is from her website:

Smuggler's Bride is greeted with enthusiastic reviews!
"Darlene Marshall has written a wonderful story filled with romance and humor...This book will keep you up late into the night. It is impossible to put down. " -- Coffee Time Romance

Florida Territory--1843

Julia Cooper is following in the footsteps of her parents, who put an end to the career of a notorious brigand in PIRATE'S PRICE and she has a secret that could cost her her life.

Someone is smuggling contraband into frontier Florida and when her disguise as a cleaning woman at her uncle's tavern gets her kidnapped and taken deep into the pine woods, she has to think fast to stay alive while asking herself who would kidnap a cleaning woman?

I love historicals, and this one is good. It's very good. The author does a fine job of creating a sense of place--the historical setting is beautifully depicted. Her descriptions are lovely, the plot is interesting and fun, and the main characters--including the cracker farmers--are lovable. (Get that image of saltines on stems out of your head--crackers are what the farmers were called. LOL!) If you appreciate a well-written, and well-researched historical (as this obviously was), then I recommend this book. You can buy it as an ebook or paperback. I chose paperback for this, as well as the first in this series, Pirate's Price, which I just ordered off her website.


  • At 6:33 AM, Blogger Lucy said…

    I love historicals too. This sounds like a good one. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  • At 3:37 PM, Blogger Honey said…

    It sounds wonderful! I think I might just have to get a copy. :)


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