Sea Scoundrel

Knave of Hearts: Book One

    • 4.3 • 183 Ratings

Publisher Description

Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived in America.

Penniless and stranded, she found a risky way to get home: Charge several rich Colonials to take their daughters to England and find them rich, titled husbands.

Only at ship's departure did she realize every motherwanted her daughter towed the same man, the Marquess of Andover. She’d surely be able to get an introduction.

On the journey, Captain Grant St. Benedict was anything but friendly. Just because her girls caused a few mishaps aboard ship?

Grant had never met a woman more irritating, or more desirable, than the Lady Patience Kendall. But however dangerous his interest, he couldn’t resist teaching the delicious distraction that independence was nothing to passion.
A history of SEA SCOUNDREL: In 1999, the book, LADY PATIENCE, needed to be cut in half to fit the Precious Gem Line for Kensington Publishing. Now, here in its full award-winning, uncut glory for the first time is the story of the Sea Captain and his Lady.

Review Quotes for SEA SCOUNDREL:

“The love story between the Captain and his lady is simply marvelous. The dialogue is witty and the girls’ shipboard antics will have you laughing out loud. Don’t miss this one.” Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles & Beaux of Romance 

“This lighthearted romance interlaced with humorous, zany, shipboard antics, charming repartee, matchmaking, and sensual love scenes, will delight any lover of historical romance.” Sofia, Calico Trails Review

“Ms. Blair's writing is as smooth as a fine Kentucky bourbon. Sexy ... fun ... top notch entertainment. ” Debbie, Romance Reader at Heart


1997 RWA Golden Heart Finalist 

1991 A Heart of the Rockies Award 

1991 A Dallas Area Romance Authors Award

May 27
Annette Blair
Gossamer Publishing, LLC

Customer Reviews

La-lalala ,

Great Book

I loved this book.

judy dave ,

A wonderful adventure

The book is truly fun and a wonderful adventure to read. I’ve read it twice and enjoyed it so much both times. I loved the characters and can’t wait for the next one.

Real-estate porn addict ,


Reasons that cannot be justified by their ends, I forced myself to finnish this dreadfully badly written romance. This book had few, if any redeaming qualities, though I was ever hopeful. The characters were not believable. Historical details were inaccurate, (which I found patronising and condescending). Plot line was jumbled and flitted continually without focus. There were, in addition, far too many side stories, which i found distracting. The editing was poor and left typos as well as sentances that were incomplete.

There is a misconception surrounding the romance genre that they are trivial bits of fluff. This novel certainly gives credit to this stereotype. I prefer, however, to consider them differently. They have the potential to be more. They are love stories. They are tools for escapisim. They can be diverting tales to reminde us of who we are, and have been. Fun ways to educate our selves in history. They do not need to be frivolous. I am certain Ms. Blair has the ability to do better, I would encourage her respect herself more in future.

As for this reader, I feel distinctly dumber for having read this insipid piece of trash and do not recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy themselves.

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