Synopses & Reviews
Cinematographic with escapes, kidnapping, galloping sword play, and a breathless elopement.
-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
The most daring, dashing hero of all
Mad Nicholas to his friends, Scourge of Spain to his enemies, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is one of Queen Elizabeth's most dashing buccaneers and has never been known to resist a challenge.
A Spanish lady all fire and heart
When Beauvallet captures the galleon carrying Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylvan and her father, he vows to return them safely to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas-he will return to Spain, where there's a price on his head, and claim Dominica as his bride...
What readers say:
An adventure story you can't put down. This is more exciting than any movie; your eyes will sparkle and your hands will grip the pages as you frantically try to keep up with the laughing pirate who leads you on the most daring trek through Spain.
Swashbuckling romance. Great yarn set in Elizabethan times...you will not be disappointed, it's action-packed.
A love story not to be missed Highly recommended
If you've ever secretly thrilled to swashbuckling films, you will LOVE Beauvallet If you enjoy the language of Shakespearean times, the color, the pagentry, you will LOVE Beauvallet If you love a great romance, you will LOVE Beauvallet
Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge. When a captured galleon yields the lovely Dominica, he vows to return her and her father to Spain. No sooner has he done so than he proposes an even more reckless venture -- he will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den.
A swashbuckling tale set in the second half of the 16th century, when Elizabeth was on the throne and the Spanish Armada ruled the waves. Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, pirate and nobleman, captures a Spanish galleon and discovers a lovely lady on board. Chivalrous to the core, he woos and wins her heart, then returns her and her father to their homeland, vowing to come after hereven though there's a price on his head and discovery of his identity will mean certain death. In the midst of much adventure, Beauvallet masquerades as a Frenchman, is betrayed, and must fight his way to freedom while stealing the lady willingly away
In her signature style, Heyer has mastered the vernacular of the time, bringing to life an era of daring heroism and harrowing adventure, all intertwined with a breathtaking love story.
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Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to. Katie Fforde
Heyer's delightful Elizabethan romance features a notorious pirate who takes a lovely Spanish beauty as his captive and vows to win her heart.