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The Pride of the King [PDF / EPUB] The Pride of the King Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN BQJOVEFor readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story Wickedly inviting, the dark side of life has always seduced Lauren De Beauville With copper co Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN BQJOVEFor readers of the PDF/EPUB ä who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story Wickedly inviting, the dark side of life has always seduced Lauren De Beauville With copper colored tresses and the smile of a pirate, this young adventuress throws caution to the wind and leaps into the quagmire of temptation that is th Century New York Will she survive The Pride PDF or her constant craving for danger Dazzled by glamour, Lauren plays a deadly game joining a group of brutal con artists and smugglers who are cheating their way across the New World There are splendid gowns, handsome men and nights filled with passion What could she want At the very top is James St Clare, the ruthless yet alluring captain of a ship called The Pride of Pride of the MOBI ☆ the King Risking her life and her love, Lauren allows herself to be swept into his whirlwind of desire and treachery where she gambles everythingOnce again, author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the th Century Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history James lifted her out of the tub water running down his clothing Her shift hugged her skin and he ran his eyes down her figure then up again stopping at her lips The firelight danced over them and for a moment Lauren lost herself Fear, loneliness, desire all clouded her judgment and she opened her lips to kiss him.


10 thoughts on “The Pride of the King

  1. says:

    Absorbing Tale From 18th Century America a Heroine to Love and a Hero to Admire Get this one Hughes is a master storyteller, as I learned when I read her first book, BEYOND THE CLIFFS OF KERRY, which I highly recommended It s a little like following a guide through a maze You can t envision the next turn so you are glad she is leading you and you can t stop The ending is very satisfying, I must say.This one is set in French New Orleans in 1748, and tells the story of Lauren De Beauville, dau Absorbing Tale From 18th Century America a Heroine to Love and a Hero to Admire Get this one Hughes is a master storyteller, as I learned when I read her first book, BEYOND THE CLIFFS OF KERRY, which I highly recommended It s a little like following a guide through a maze You can t envision the next turn so you are glad she is leading you and you can t stop The ending is very satisfying, I must say.This one is set in French New Orleans in 1748, and tells the story of Lauren De Beauville, daughter of French aristocrats who died leaving her and her sister orphans to be raised by nuns When she is 15, her sister joins the order and Lauren is forced to marry an old man from the English colonies who doesn t speak French She is rescued from that marriage before it s begun by a hurricane that sweeps her away on her wedding day to another life Eventually she is forced to leave that other life, too, and ends up in New England, where she joins with con artists who use her as bait to lure aristocrats into business ventures There are many twists and turns in this complex story that finally sees Lauren onboard a ship of pirates and misfits who serve a master criminal, their captain, who smuggles guns and other goods, selling them to both the French and the English Captain James St Clare wants Lauren to be his contact with the French, but it s a very dangerous assignment and she will have to sell herself to accomplish it All the while she is watched over by St Clare, an enigmatic figure, to be sure.Most of the story is told through the heroine s point of view with the exception of short snippets in the minds of other characters And there is a huge cast of characters as you can imagine from the different lives Lauren experiences You feel for Lauren as a young innocent with an adventurer s heart who faces one crisis after another and yet always manages to triumph When the black moment comes and there is a black moment it is very real and very believable I loved Lauren s courage and her determination and her kindness She s one hell of a woman No wonder the hero will not give her up I can t say enough good things about this book or about Hughes writing Just take my word for it and get it and you ll understand I don t want to give away the mystery by sayingabout the story except that she peels back the layers like an onion expertly I have become one of Hughes committed fans


  2. says:

    Absorbing Tale From 18th Century America a Heroine to Love and a Hero to Admire Hughes is a master storyteller, as I learned when I read her first book, BEYOND THE CLIFFS OF KERRY, which I highly recommended It s a little like following a guide through a maze You can t envision the next turn so you are glad she is leading you and you can t stop The ending is very satisfying, I must say.This one is set in French New Orleans in 1748, and tells the story of Lauren De Beauville, daughter of Fren Absorbing Tale From 18th Century America a Heroine to Love and a Hero to Admire Hughes is a master storyteller, as I learned when I read her first book, BEYOND THE CLIFFS OF KERRY, which I highly recommended It s a little like following a guide through a maze You can t envision the next turn so you are glad she is leading you and you can t stop The ending is very satisfying, I must say.This one is set in French New Orleans in 1748, and tells the story of Lauren De Beauville, daughter of French aristocrats who died leaving her and her sister orphans to be raised by nuns When she is 15, her sister joins the order and Lauren is forced to marry an old man from the English colonies who doesn t speak French She is rescued from that marriage before it s begun by a hurricane that sweeps her away on her wedding day to another life Eventually she is forced to leave that other life, too, and ends up in New England, where she joins with con artists who use her as bait to lure aristocrats into business ventures There are many twists and turns in this complex story that finally sees Lauren onboard a ship of pirates and misfits who serve a master criminal, their captain, who smuggles guns and other goods, selling them to both the French and the English Captain James St Clare wants Lauren to be his contact with the French, but it s a very dangerous assignment and she will have to sell herself to accomplish it All the while she is watched over by St Clare, an enigmatic figure, to be sure.Most of the story is told through the heroine s point of view with the exception of short snippets in the minds of other characters And there is a huge cast of characters as you can imagine from the different lives Lauren experiences You feel for Lauren as a young innocent with an adventurer s heart who faces one crisis after another and yet always manages to triumph When the black moment comes and there is a black moment it is very real and very believable I loved Lauren s courage and her determination and her kindness She s one hell of a woman No wonder the hero will not give her up I can t say enough good things about this book or about Hughes writing Just take my word for it and get it and you ll understand I don t want to give away the mystery by sayingabout the story except that she peels back the layers like an onion expertly I have become one of Hughes committed fans


  3. says:

    Fantastic This was a fun and fast read You will fall in love with the characters and the plot is full of twists and turns I couldn t put it down You should not pass up this wonderful novel


  4. says:

    This book had the most creative twist to it Something I have never seen in books or movies You will love it.


  5. says:

    I had a great time reading this book Lauren was a character that was seriously unique I liked the fact that it wasabout the people behind the scenes of this time period oppose to being a part of the aristocratic society I thought that the romance with James was an interesting love affair since he was so reserved compared to Lauren Gotta love the opposites attract theory I was overwhelmed to see how many pages I had to get through, but the flow of the authors style of writing was am I had a great time reading this book Lauren was a character that was seriously unique I liked the fact that it wasabout the people behind the scenes of this time period oppose to being a part of the aristocratic society I thought that the romance with James was an interesting love affair since he was so reserved compared to Lauren Gotta love the opposites attract theory I was overwhelmed to see how many pages I had to get through, but the flow of the authors style of writing was amazingly creative and quick Fun read


  6. says:

    This is one of those books where the action just keeps going making it hard to put down The cast of characters is fascinating and the story takes you to many interesting places If you are looking for a sappy romance, this is not the book for you If you want a strong female character who meets life head on and lives it to the fullest then you will enjoy this book.


  7. says:

    Born in a wealthy plantation owner s family in New Orleans, Lauren de Beauville and her twin sister Simone seemed destined to be belles of this French New World colony but fate has a way of altering destinies These two children were soon orphaned, impoverished and sent to a local convent for care, education and shelter Upon majority, Lauren is bartered out in marriage to a much older English stranger and Simone makes the decision to remain securely behind the convent walls and take her vows to Born in a wealthy plantation owner s family in New Orleans, Lauren de Beauville and her twin sister Simone seemed destined to be belles of this French New World colony but fate has a way of altering destinies These two children were soon orphaned, impoverished and sent to a local convent for care, education and shelter Upon majority, Lauren is bartered out in marriage to a much older English stranger and Simone makes the decision to remain securely behind the convent walls and take her vows to become a nun Lauren s forced marriage is performed during a hurricane and the newlyweds lose each other in the flood waters after leaving the church She is fished out of the waters by English settlers that came to New Orleans on their annual trade pilgrimage down the Mississippi Hesitant to just abandon this young girl, the decision was made to take her north to their settlement This is the start of an extraordinary adventure that is sure to have the reader rapidly turning the pages and absorbing this fast paced adventure One could and certainly would say that luck and good fortune followed this young lady If anyone ever had a guardian angel watching over them it is Lauren Being forced into several marriages and liaisons, from posing as a frivolous prostitute to acting as a gunrunner supplying both sides during a war of epic proportions, she manages to remain untarnished They will witness the remarkable transformation of a na ve and innocent young woman to a fierce, smart and competitive predator that refuses to surrender or go gentle along destinies chosen path Full of erotic suggestions and undertones but without explicit sexual scenes, this is a romantic adventure that should appeal to a large reading audience Reminiscent and tantamount of Kathleen Winsor s controversial novel published in 1944, Forever Amber, The Pride of the King is sure to remain with the reader long after the last page is read and the book is closed and lying again dormant on the bookshelf Many historical novels are written but only a few reach the literary pinnacle of being unforgettable If you like historical romances, you will love this story If this is any indication of the author s standard work, Amanda Hughes has got a new fan in me I highly recommend it to everyone


  8. says:

    The book blurb sounded interesting and at 23% I wondered if it was the same book yes the heroines name match but that is it With that said the first couple of chapters set it up nicely a scrappy adventures girl makes a life of her own but then she started to do things that seemed to be out of character 1 being too quick little reasoning for becoming super loyal to people and 2 doing things that put her in danger because it was the right thing to do these characteristics are contra The book blurb sounded interesting and at 23% I wondered if it was the same book yes the heroines name match but that is it With that said the first couple of chapters set it up nicely a scrappy adventures girl makes a life of her own but then she started to do things that seemed to be out of character 1 being too quick little reasoning for becoming super loyal to people and 2 doing things that put her in danger because it was the right thing to do these characteristics are contrary to the person we were introduced to in the beginning of the book So I gave up


  9. says:

    From the book description I thought this would be a definite 5 star read I see no point in rewriting the description so here are my thoughts There were moments of action, plotting and flow, but for the most part The Pride of the King left me wanting It is spy intrigue with love and loss that did not quite reach the point of hypnotizing me so I could become one with the book I tried hard, but sadly, I was unable to pass through the book veil into the world of James and Lauren.


  10. says:

    A wonderful read This was such an entertaining novel. Absolutely enchanting I loved each and every character This book makes you cry for those lost, while you cheer for others Sprinkled liberally with laughter throughout


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