1725. Nancy è la bella e giovane figlia di un ricco mercante inglese. L'improvvisa morte del padre la mette di fronte a quello che il genitore aveva pianificato per lei: sposare un ricco proprietario terriero in Jamaica. Nancy raggiunge la splendida isola caraibica e se ne innamora, ma non può fare a meno di soffrire per la povertà che vi regna e di provare ribrezzo per il futuro sposo. Per salvare la sua schiava personale da una violenza uccide un bianco e si vede costretta a fuggire: unica possibilità di salvezza, una nave di corsari... Ambientata agli inizi del Settecento, una storia tutta colpi di scena, un romanzo d'avventura e d'evasione che ha per protagoniste due ragazze "corsare per caso".
- ISBN: 888451410X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 336
- Data di uscita: 17-03-2005
5 Words: Swashbuckling adventure. Love, danger, life. I always find it so difficult to review my favourite books. I just can't put my feelings into words. It's particularly hard when I have read that book so many times over the past decade that the pages are falling out and the cover's peeling off, b Leggi tutto
I know that this is supposed to be a fun little book, and I think the audience might be aimed at younger ages, but in the end, it felt inconsistent on so many levels that I was just left feeling confused and/or disappointed, depending upon the chapter. For one, Rees seems to have done a good amount o Leggi tutto
4.5 stars but I'm rounding it up to 5 for this scene alone: 'That's why he beat you?''Yes. But ain't nothing you can do, Miss Nancy. Best not to interfere. Don't need to make trouble for yourself. You be married soon … ' Her voice faltered. Her gaze flickered away as if she could no longer look at me Leggi tutto
Although I haven't read much pirate-themed fiction, I find the premise interesting; so I've had my eye on this historical novel ever since the BC library (where I work) acquired it. It definitely didn't disappoint! Set mostly in the early 1720s, with some stage-setting in the years leading up to tho Leggi tutto
A privileged young white lady and her enslaved companion take to the high seas to avoid the young lady's unwanted engagement. Soon mistress and slave become friends and equals, and there is a great deal of adventure, action, and even romance! I read this when it first came out, and a lot of the deta Leggi tutto
So glad I reread this. I highly recommend if you want to read a pirate story.
Nancy Kingston is in for a shock when her beloved father dies, and she travels to his plantation in the West Indies with her brother, leaving her childhood friend and betrothed behind. When arriving at the plantation, Nancy is shocked to discover her father was a keeper of slaves and her brother is
Someone commented that the writing was weird and confusing. I don't find it confusing at all. I will admit listening to it on audio book might help with that, as I did the first time around. But this time I read it. We have the story of a girl who wants to be rebellious in a world that sees her a cu Leggi tutto
A young adult novel that I read exclusively because the teens in my book group had a serious hard-on for the Pirates of the Carribean movies. It’s a good story that seems backgrounded well with research, and it’s a quick read about two teenage girls -- one an English heiress, the other her slave -- Leggi tutto
Although I was fully prepared to like this book, (I love seafaring stories), the book didn't hold up to my expectations (fixed high by the likes of London, Stevenson, Jacques and Luke). There is a wealth of potential, with good characters and conflicts, exotic settings, and a sense of historically a Leggi tutto
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