Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek

eBook - 2013
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:
"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." --New York Times
Bored and restless in London's Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides.
Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall.
Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
ISBN: 9780316403290
0316403296
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

Opinion

From Library Staff

Like Poldark: London, Cornwall, Atlantic Ocean, near time period, romance, social class. Lady Dona St. Columb leaves London's high society for Cornwall's countryside. Guided by restlessness and longing to escape, she by chance meets a French pirate. Together, they embark upon a dangerous quest, w... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

g
gvlee
Sep 09, 2013

A thriller from the 1800s, with romance, murder, and humour. Do not let the first chapter dissuade you. Skip it and read it at the end, when it will make much more sense. Just fast forward to the 10th paragraph of chapter 2 and let yourself be caught up in what will become a page turner, full of action, as it nears its climax.

k
kalio
Feb 26, 2010

Daphne Du Maurier, best known for the suspenseful romance classic Rebecca, also had a thing for pirates. This historical romance matches a lovely genteel lady from the fashionable world with a dashing pirate who terrorizes the Cornish coat. Lady Dona St. Columb is bored and jaded by the numbingly polite society of Restoration London. She flees her life of luxury and ease and rides to her husband?s remote Cornish estate, where a chance encounter with the pirate Jean-Benoit Aubéry changes her life. Aubéry may be a pirate, but he?s also an educated, cultured, thoughtful man of action. The mix of philosopher and pirate is too much for Dona to resist; she falls head over heels in love with Aubéry and runs away with him. Dona may be done with high society, but high society won?t let her go that easily. Pursued by her husband and other ?gentlemen,? Dona and Aubéry have to face some intense obstacles that stand in the way of their romantic, adventurous life together. This may seem like a swashbuckling bodice-ripper, and it?s certainly an ancestor of those types of romances, but there?s more to Frenchman?s Creek than just love and adventure. The writing style is literary even when the characters are romanticized, and the real journey here is Dona?s path to self-discovery. Still, dating a pirate is the ultimate way to rebel, and Frenchman?s Creek will satisfy readers who love the romantic appeal of pirate life best.

graphiste Jan 10, 2010

One of my guilty pleasures. I think this may have been the first romance that I ever read - certainly the first that carried me away! I re-read it from time to time just to relive the adventure - pirates, adventure, passion - it's all here.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Arapahoe Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top