Heartsick and desperate to leave her sorrows on England's shores, innocent Georgina Anderson seeks passage on the "gentleman's ship",
Maiden Anne, disguised as a cabin boy. The captain, however, is no gentleman; he's the ex-pirate and irrepressible rake, James Malory.
The black sheep of a proud, tempestuous family, Malory soon sees through Georgina's masquerade and is enchanted by the courageous, high-spirited lady he has forced into intimate servitude. But though he has sworn he will never be enticed into matrimony, Captain Malory has finally met his match on the high seas - undone by the passionate heart of one remarkable beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own.
It is wonderful!!!!
When I first read the book I had a picture in my mind what the charaters sounded like. ( This is my favoriate book by Johanna.) The narrator brings the charaters to life for the imagination and helped me see the authors vision more clearly. I try to listen to it when I can.
I really enjoyed the book, but I have to agree with reviewer who was disappointed in the reader's interpretation of the hero. She's got all the other voices spot-on, but the hero's voice is a little creepy...doesn't set the mood at all.
I loved the book....however
The characters, the plot, the dialogue are all great. However, I have to agree with Smiling Kate about the narrator's voice she used for Captain James...I was trying so hard to picture a handsome blonde rogue - but with that voice for his character all I could come up with was a scary old man! And as Smiling Kate said, all the other characters voices seemed to fit (except maybe brother Warrren - his was almost the same as Captain James!). Just don't understand what she was thinking....Buy the paperback and read it yourself rather than have her read it to you ~ and I'm sure you'll love it!