Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War's most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn't count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon. Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America's revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together. Silver Storm is on keeper shelves worldwide. The story of Andre and Devon and their twisting path to true love is one you will want to revisit over and over!
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I saw this book had so many 5 star ratings and glowing reviews (and I just can't resist a handsome moody Privateer either) that I downloaded this straight away and I'm so glad I did.... thank you fellow reviewers.
Devon has been captivated by the handsome charismatic French Privateer Captain Andre Raveneau since she was 13 and had dreams of sailing the high seas with her long time friend. Unfortunately, 5 years later, War has thrown her life in a different direction... straight into the moody, bad tempered and unwilling clutches of Andre. However, her independence, thoughtfulness and feisty attitude (as well as her charms) soon has the sizzling chemistry boiling over but insecurities, stubbornness, misunderstandings and secrets get in the way of their HEA.
It's a sweeping fantasy romance that has both drama and humor, and carries you away on the tempestuous high seas to witness angst, treachery, death, spies, lies, secrets, bitter ex's wanting revenge, a scorned lover with a devious plan, heartache, character growth and a romance that grew into a beautiful touching love story. The sex was only very mildly hinted at.
Worth a credit? This was a very well written and described listen and the Narrator did a great job so that I could mentally picture each Chapter and I liked it so much that I've just put all the rest of the series in my basket... so YES a very seaworthy.... oh I mean creditworthy historical romance that'll leave you with a smile on your face.
- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"
My all-time favorite novel, now as an Audiobook!
This is my ALL-TIME favorite historical romance. I've read hundreds upon hundreds of them and it simply doesn't get any better than Silver Storm. What a beautiful, enduring romance! Each time I read it I find something new to love. How could it get even better? By being made into an Audiobook, of course!
Emily Beresford's narration of this novel made it feel all new again to me, even though I've read it myself a dozen times. She reads with emotion and gives enough distinction to each character's voice that you can really visualize the different speakers. If I thought the hero of this book was dreamy before, hearing him brought to life by Ms. Beresford raises him to epic proportions. :)
Of course, a good narrator is wasted if a book isn't well written in the first place. This one most certainly is more than up to the challenge. The first thing I noticed when I was first exposed to Cynthia Wright's novels is the tremendous amount of historical detail and real people she weaves throughout. Silver Storm is set in the coastal port town of New London, Connecticut beginning in 1775, and travels through the American Revolution. The heroine's school master is the famous patriot Nathan Hale. Her town is attacked by Redcoats under the direction of traitor Benedict Arnold. Even George Washington makes a cameo. This is one romance novel that will leave you a little smarter in American History by the time you've finished it. If only it were taught this way in school. :)
Besides the bonus of a gentle history lesson, this story truly tells of an epic romance for the ages. No matter how many times I re-read this book, or in this case, LISTEN to it, it never fails to take my breath away.
Notorious and devilishly handsome French sea captain-turned-privateer Andre Raveneau first crosses the lovely Devon Lindsey's path when she is 13 years old. She becomes fascinated by the daring captain of the Black Eagle, who is known for always seeming to be able to escape seemingly impossible situations. Their paths meet again a few years later and the dangerous and magnetic Raveneau shocks her by giving her a teasing kiss that turns her world upside down.
The daughter of a sailor herself, Devon is fascinated by those who call the sea their home. Her original plan of marrying her childhood friend, Morgan, begins to fall apart when she realizes that his kisses have the opposite effect of those of the handsome Raveneau. There has to be more to love than feeling comfortable. She is certain, however, that a man like the Captain would never be interested in a plain colonial miss like her.
Then one horrible day the British attack the town of New London, burning buildings and leaving a path of destruction. Devon barely escapes with her life and fears she has lost everyone dear to her. She runs into a sailor from the Black Eagle, who secretly smuggles her on board disguised as a cabin boy. Of course, she is discovered by the all-seeing Captain Raveneau, although not until after she attends to his bath....
I love this book and know you will too! Captain Raveneau will always be, for me, the gold-standard of fictional heroes. He is positively, deliciously perfect in every way. With his devastatingly handsome good looks, adventurous nature, charmed success, and strength, he is truly a man to make you swoon. And now, with this Audiobook, he has finally found his voice.