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Georgette Heyer is a great writer and this is a great book. There is a lot of excitement, suspence, romance and humor. The servant who takes care of Beauvallet is one of the best Heyer characters of all time, in my opinion. This Heyer romance is a little different from her typical Regency romances, but it is just as enjoyable. Nothing beats a Georgette Heyer novel coupled with a hot cup of tea - all is well with the world!
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In a word, wonderful! The tale of a daring (and dashing) privateer determined to seek out his lady-love in the heart of enemy Spain is superbly written and expertly narrated. Georgette Heyer may be a master at Regency romances, but this one set in Elizabethan times may be one of my all time favorites. The book is full of wonderful characters, wry humor, witty scenes and clever dialog. While the romance is sweet, and a driving force behind the action, this book is different from many of Heyer's other works. The first part of the book unfolds the romance, and the second half follows Beauvallet as he attempts to keeps his word to find Dominica and bring her to England. The story is action-packed and often very humorous. Joshua, Beauvallet's "man," is a great character and we get to see part of the story from his point-of-view. Cornelius Garrett does the voices superbly, especially Joshua's, and his timing is perfect. I'm sure I'd have enjoyed this book no matter what, but listening to it with such a great narrator was a real treat.
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