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Captive of the Corsairs (Heart of the Corsairs Book 1) by [Carter, Elizabeth Ellen]
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Bluestocking Sophia Green’s future is uncertain. Orphaned as a child and raised by the wealthy Cappleman family, she has become the companion to her attractive younger cousin, Laura, while harboring to her breast an unrequited love for Laura’s diffident brother.

Sea captain Kit Hardacre’s past is a mystery – even to him. Kidnapped by Barbary Coast pirates at the age of 10, he does not remember his parents or even his real name. All he recalls are things he would rather forget.

When Laura’s reputation is threatened by a scandal, Sophia suggests weathering the storm in Sicily with their elderly uncle, a prominent archaeologist.

Their passage to Palermo is aboard Hardacre’s ship, but the Calliope, like its captain, is not all it seems. Both have only one mission – to rid the world of the evil pirate slaver Kaddouri or die in the attempt.

Initially disdainful of the captain’s devil-may-care attitude, Sophia can’t deny a growing attraction. And Kit begins to see in her a woman who could help him forget the horrors of his past.

Sophia allows herself to be drawn into the shallows of Kit’s world, but when the naive misjudgment of her cousins sees Laura abducted, Sophia is dragged into dangerous depths that could cost her life or her sanity in a living hell.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2342 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (21 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0721NSPJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Shelagh TOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 July 2017
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Captive Of The Corsairs, book one in Elizabeth Ellen Carter's Heart of the Corsairs series, is an absolutely riveting read. Set largely in the Mediterranean during the regency period, this story kept me on the edge of my chair throughout and had me dreaming about Kit and Sophia after I'd finished.
Ms Carter clearly loves her history, and her meticulous research is evident throughout this story, but I think it is her characters who really drew me in. Sophia and Kit are beautifully rounded, complex and utterly believable. I warmed to the crew of Kit's ship, the Calliope, too, while feeling slightly sickened by Sophia's cousin Samuel.
While I had a good idea how the story would end — it is a romance, after all — I loved the twists and turns along the way that kept me wondering what would happen next. For my money, this is Elizabeth Ellen Carter's best story yet. I can't wait to read book two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sophia and Kit 22 July 2017
By Texas Daughter - Published on
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A Dark, Brooding Captain, a very accomplished Lady-with a crush on another-meet and life is not the same. Sophia is the orphaned cousin of Laura and Samuel. After a disastrous evening at the ball, Sophia suggest that they leave in order for the scandalous actions of Laura to quieten. Sophia believes that Samuel will declare his love, as she and Laura board the ship-but no, Captain Hardacre is a very damaged soul. His interactions with Sophia open both their eyes to love and to the betrayal of others. A bit heartbreaking at times, when you realize how the Captain and others suffered, but with the acceptance and love of Sophia, he is able to forgive himself. This was a wonderful story of unconditional love for each other.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love wins! 21 July 2017
By Marianne Bair - Published on
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I was anxiously awaiting to read this book and it did not disappoint me! Elizabeth Ellen Carter knows how to write very believable characters and situations that keeps you wanting more. Kit Hardacre is driven to his present course in life as a rescuer of people kidnapped by pirates. He does this to help satisfy his psyche because of his previous circumstances in life. Then he meets Sophia Green who is on the fringes of society. They reluctantly fall for each other. Kit's greatest fears are realized when his beloved is kidnapped herself and he does what he has to to rescue her.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Heals 22 July 2017
By Barbara K. Literski - Published on
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I enjoyed reading this book. It dealt with things that happened to Kit when he was a young boy. Then there is Sophia She was being raised in a convent after the death of her parents. Sophia was taken from the convent and lived with her cousins. This is a great book and so much happens that to understand the lives of the people it should be read. I don't think any one would be disappointed!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 25 July 2017
By Jody - Published on
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It was a really good romance . But I celebrant into much about the war on and on.I also felt there was a book missing like a who l e story about kit before now but I did enjoy the book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Glittering Stars! 21 July 2017
By Country Mouse - Published on
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Sometimes, an Author is able to create a story that lingers in your mind, long after the last page has been read...Elizabeth Ellen Carter has done just that with her book, CAPTIVE OF THE CORSAIRS!

I loved Kit and Sophia, our amazing hero and heroine. Their first meeting is dramatic, and sets the stage for a breathtaking romance...Kit is a brave man, with one goal. Destroy a bloodthirsty pirate who killed and enslaved innocent men, women, and children. Kit's childhood had been destroyed, and he channeled his rage into action; focused on the destruction of the evil pirate, Kaddouri and liberating as many suffering souls as he could.

Sophia is a gem of a girl. I loved her for her kind heart, her compassion, and her strength. I hurt for her, as her devotion to her family seemed to be quite taken for granted. She felt as if she lived in the shadows of other people, insecure, unsure of herself. But when our heroine meets Kit, the enigmatic, dashing, and daring Captain of the Calliope, well, the tide starts to turn! An unlikely couple? Yes, indeed, but one of the most memorable couples that I have ever encountered. They simply completed each other, they brought out the best in each other, they wanted the best for each other.

CAPTIVE OF THE CORSAIRS will sweep you back in time, and you will feel as if you are onboard ship with these amazing characters. A ton of research must have gone into this book, and it shows! I must say I felt as if I were seeing the sights in Palermo, Sicily! You will be amazed at the rich historical detail found in this book!

It is a rough and sometimes painful road, as Kit and Sophia fight for their happiness - But they are determined, and fellow readers, this is a fight to the death, a fight to destroy evil. CAPTIVE OF THE CORSAIRS is a powerful, spell-binding work, one that kept me glued to the pages. Bravo,
Elizabeth Ellen Carter!

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