Beauvallet

Beauvallet What Happens When A Pirate Falls In Love With His CaptiveDuring Her Return To Spain With Her Father, The Lovely Dona Dominica De Rada Y Sylva Is Horrified When Their Ship Is Set Upon By Pirates Far Worse Is Her Discovery That Their Captor Isn T Just Any Pirate He Is The Notorious Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, An Englishman With A Scandalous Reputation For Plundering Spanish Ships But Dominica S Pride Braces Her Determination To Be No One S Hostage It Should Have Been Easy For Sir Nicholas It Was, After All, Just Another Ship But Instead, Sir Nicholas Finds Himself Captivated By Dominica S Dark Beauty And Indomitable Courage After Returning His Captives To Their Homeland, Sir Nicholas Vows To Win The Heart Of The Spanish Beauty It Could Be His Riskiest Venture Yet And One That Promises A Treasure Greater Than Any Other. I had a bit of trouble persuading the Georgette Heyer Fans Group to read this title I must be losing my touch DAlthough this book was always a 3.5 4 read for me, I can understand why that wouldn t be the case for all readers.GH wrote earlier about one of buccaneer Mad Nick Beavallet s ancestors GH took her world building very seriously my 1937 copy of Beauvallet even has a family tree at the back It is too hard to reproduce the whole thing its very wide but here is a snippet Quit I had a bit of trouble persuading the Georgette Heyer Fans Group to read this title I must be losing my touch DAlthough this book was always a 3.5 4 read for me, I can understand why that wouldn t be the case for all readers.GH wrote earlier about one of buccaneer Mad Nick Beavallet s ancestors GH took her world building very seriously my 1937 copy of Beauvallet even has a family tree at the back It is too hard to reproduce the whole thing its very wide but here is a snippet Quite charming I ll admit I used to create fictional family trees as a child GH i
On the high Seas no man isfeared and loathed then the notorious Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, a Englishman with a reputation for taking over Spanish ships for queen and country, but never did Nicholas think that the next vessel he over took would hold a treasure far beyond anything he could have imagined, one that would capture his heart and him willing to risk his life for Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva Dominica will be no one s captive, and she fights El Beauvallet at every turn, but with hOn the high Seas no man isfeared and loathed then the notorious Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, a Englishman with a reputation for taking ov
My new favorite Heyer topping Arabella by a slim margin.Really enjoyed the old fashioned, swashbuckling appeal of this one, which reads differently then her Regency Georgian offerings Many reviewers have likened this story to watching an old Errol Flynn movie, and I agree 100% Brave deeds of derring do, espionage and love in the Elizabethan Golden age prior to Elizabeth s war with Spain set our English pirate Nick Beauvallet and our Spanish h
This is quite different from Heyer s other books that I ve read It s set in Elizabethan times rather than around the Regency or Georgian eras, and involves England s conflict with Spain Beauvallet is an English captain feared by the Spanish as a devil worshiping pirate, although he is of course an honorable pirate who attacks Spanish ships in the name of the Queen and relies on luck, skill, daring, and a sense of humor I found that it had a really slow start about 30 percent to set up the s This is quite different from Heyer s other books that I ve read It s set in Elizabethan times rather than around the Regency or Georgian eras, and involves England s conflict with Spain Beauvallet is an English captain feared by the Spanish as
I very nearly gave up on this book in the first act because I absolutely loathed the heroine, Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva, who embodied all the worst negative traits of femininity She sulked and pouted She slapped men, safe in the knowledge that they are honourable fellows and won t slap her back She tried to slap the hero who caught her wrist naturally a trope that I find highly irritating, not least because it s obvious that she wanted the pleasure of being thwarted and controlled by a I very nearly gave up on this book in the first act because I absolutely loathed the heroine, Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva, who embodied all the worst negative traits of femininity She sulked and pouted She s
In all honesty, I would rate most of Heyer s other stories above this one The plot was flat and predictable Still, there were good characterizations, I will admit to laughing at the greedy, but totally honest about it, aunt , and the swashbuckling was great What else
What can I say I am a fan of Heyer This was my second historical fiction of her or third if one counts An Infamous Army I love Simon The Coldheart I have read it in just three sessions, it was so engaging I am a little disappointed with Beauvallet Yes, there is an action, a romance, sparking characters and some fun But, something is lacking for me I like this story, really, but I have even read a few random pages from Devil s Cub one of my favorite Heyer s books to check if I am What can I say I am a fan of Heyer This was my second historical fiction of her or third if one counts An Infamous Army I love Simon The Coldheart I have read it in just three sessions, it was so engaging I am a little disappointed with Beauvallet Yes, there is an action, a romance, sparking characters and some fun But, something is lacking for me I like this story, really, but I have even read a few random pages from Devil s Cub one of my favorite Heyer s books to check if I am not exaggerating No, definitely I am not exaggerating Something is lacking in Beauvallet There are some perfect scenes, dialogues Characters are as I have written chosen well I don t know, I can t explain it Maybe I will understandwhen I read a biography of Heyer.The most I like the part on the ship view spoiler I think it would have beeninteresting and funnier if Sir Nicholas had had to woo Dominica in Spain hide spoiler Nevertheless, I can tell that every fan of Heyer should read
This certainly wasn t my favourite Heyer novel so far, given the hero s grabby hands and ego, but at least the heroine was a match for him in many ways, and it is a fun set up It s not a Regency novel like most of Heyer s others, but one of thehistorical ones, and honestly I could ve dispensed with the romance forof Nick swashbuckling his way around Spain as a spy That plot, I liked I wonder what Heyer would have done if that was her focus.While this isn t as amusing as most of he This certainly wasn t my favourite Heyer novel so far, given the hero s grabby hands and ego, but at least the heroine was a match for him in many ways, and it is a fun set up It s not
Nicholas Beauvallet is an English pirate Dominica de Rada y Sylvan is his stubborn Spanish prisoner He declares his love for her She tries hard to spurn his advances but just can t seem to say no to the English Love Boat Technique So then Beauvallet invades Spain with an army of 2 to steal away his love and thumb his nose at some arrogant Spanish papists 1 If Heyer is channeling a slangy Austen in her Georgian Regency romances, I would posit that she was attempting to channel the bard hims Nicholas Beauvallet is an English pirate Dominica de Rada y Sylvan is his stubborn Spanish prisoner He declares his love for her She tries hard to spurn his advances but just can t seem to say no to the English Love Boat Technique So then Beauvallet invades Spain with an army of 2 to steal away his love and thumb his nose at some arrogant Spanish papists 1 If Heyer is channeling a slangy Austen in her Georgian Regency romances, I would posit that she was attempting to channel the bard himself for Beauvallet Set on Elizabethan waters with Francis Drake co starring, it s clearly a new time for Heyer but the prose itself seemed to deviate from Heyer s usual to try and fit in with the setting Not certain if Beauvallet succeeds at this, but thought it was worth a mention Curious if her other historicals follow a similar t
Note to self never take unread Georgette Heyer novels on trains I first read Beauvallet several years ago on a train leaving the capital for home Unfortunately, not only was the train very over crowded but it was stuck in Essex for approximately 3 hours if I remember correctly I was feeling hot, tired, thirsty, claustrophobic and cranky Poor Beauvallet was, as it were, in my hands, and ever since has been viewed with dislike by myself.I can only conclude that I was blind as well What Beauv Note to self never take unread Georgette Heyer novels on trains I first read Beauvallet several years ago on a train leaving the capital for home Unfortunately, not only was the train very over crowded but it was stuck in Essex for approximately 3 hours if I remember correctly I was feeling hot, tired, thirsty, claustrophobic and cranky Poor Beauvallet was, as it were, in my hands, and ever since has been viewed with dislike by myself.I can only conclude that I was blind as well What Beauvallet is, is a rollicking adventure Wildly improbable, action packed and exciting, this book will surprise anybody who has only read Heyer s regency novels.Nicholas Beauvallet is a descendant of Simon the Coldheart,