Historical Fiction, Review

The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

about the book

The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y'BarboA Former Privateer and a Desperate Heiress Join Forces to Find a Treasure

One hundred years after her mother’s family came to the New World on the Mayflower, Maribel Cordova has landed in New Orleans to seek the man who holds the key to finding her father’s lost treasure.

Attorney Jean-Luc Valmot has buried his past life so deep that no living person will ever find it—or so he hopes as he accepts a position on the governor’s staff. But the daughter of an infamous pirate threatens all he holds dear.

Can Maribel and Jean-Luc compromise so they both can hold onto what they most desire?

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my thoughts

Y’all, this is an all-hands-on-deck full speed ahead nautical adventure!!! The Pirate Bride is a reader’s delight with noble privateers, an island paradise, captives, mysteries, and romances!

Maribel Cordova is a spunky, pirate obsessed twelve-year-old girl. Young Maribel is both completely enchanting and determinedly fearless. I loved seeing the world through her boldness, compassion, and intellect! Once she matures into a young woman, her femininity takes the story to a whole new level. I would love to have a friend like Maribel, I’m not into climbing trees but life would be anything but dull with her around!

Jean-Luc Valmot is guided by a strong moral compass and stalwart work ethic. He leads and inspires men as he fights to right the wrongs in this world. Jean-Luc has a complicated past yet he embraces each new opportunity in his path with passion and purpose. Regardless of his profession(s), the fact that Mr. Valmot is tall, dark, and dashingly handsome with a quick wit and endless charm, doesn’t hurt his cause in the least!

A stellar supporting cast, intriguing storyline, and the inclusion of fascinating historical events round out this literary treasure trove of pirate indulgence! I simply could not put this book down and I look forward to picking it up again! I highly recommend this story and it has earned a place among my all-time favorites.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots (read about their real-life romance here!). Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.



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5 thoughts on “The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo”

  1. Wonderful review, Beth! I have The Pirate Bride sitting on the stand by my reading chair waiting for me to get too, hopefully soon.
    blessings, Tina


  2. I feel like I’ve seen so many pirate books being reviewed on blogs in the past few weeks – and I’m so excited about that! Pirate books are the best. This one sounds awesome and will have to go on my TBR. Thanks for sharing!


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