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The Iron Rose by Marsha Canham

05/31/2021

The action-packed, swashbuckling sequel to Across A Moonlit Sea.

Bound for the Caribbean on a mission for the king, Varian St.Clare's ship is attacked by a Spanish galleon. When a pirate ship, the Iron Rose comes to their rescue, cannons blazing, the emissary is suprised to learn the captain is a woman, Juliet Dante, daughter of the infamous Pirate Wolf.

From Publishers Weekly
Canham (Midnight Honor, etc.) breathes new life into the tired pirate romance genre with this post-Elizabethan romp through the Caribbean. The pirate in this case is Juliet Dante, youngest child of a swashbuckling family of privateers. Xena the Warrior Princess has nothing on Juliet, who's as proficient with her biting wit as she is with a blade. But even Juliet finds herself at a loss when she's saddled with Varian St. Clare, 12th Duke of Harrow, after a battle with a fierce Spanish ship. At first glance, Varian seems to be a foppish peer, incapable of dressing himself without the help of his fussy manservant. But the handsome duke is really a master swordsman, former soldier and skilled seducer. Juliet carts Varian off to her father as a prisoner, but he soon proves himself to be a formidable ally and lover. Canham spins a terrific yarn, complete with vivid historical detail, humor and characters that will touch the mind and heart. Unlike many romance heroines, Juliet doesn't feel the need to prove herself to every man who crosses her path. She's a captain in her own right. Varian, in turn, is truly a thinking woman's hero rather than an alpha-male cliche. Readers who are tired of the traditional romance formulas, characters and conflicts will find this little treasure a welcome escape.
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All three stories about the Dante family can be found in one volume, The Pirate Wolf Trilogy, also available here at Amazon.

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Genre:
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the narrative takes place in the past. Historical books capture the particulars of the time as correctly as possible to get authenticities, such as societal norms, ways, habits, and traditions. Historical fiction is put in a real location during a culturally recognizable moment. The facts and the actions from the narrative can be a mixture of real occasions and ones in the writer's creativity as they fill in the gaps. Characters may be pure fiction or based on actual people. But what about them and their look and attitudes, how they talk, and issues that they face, everything which should match the era.

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