Stolen by Sheila Dalton

Stolen

bySheila Dalton

Kobo ebook | January 29, 2015

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Devon, England, 1633: Lizbet Warren’s parents are captured by Barbary Corsairs and carried off to the slave markets in Morocco. Desperate to help them, Lizbet sets out for London with the only other survivor of the raid, the red-haired orphan, Elinor. The unlikely pair are soon separated, and Lizbet is arrested for vagrancy. Rescued from a public whipping by a mysterious French privateer, Jean Vallée, she is taken to his Manor House in Dorchester, where he keeps her under lock and key. Later, Lizbet is captured at sea by the pirate Gentleman Jake, and forced to join his crew. She forms complex bonds with both of her captors; but never forgets her parents and uses all her skills to enlist the aid of these men to find them. Her quest leads her to the fabled courts and harems of Morocco and the tropical paradise of Barbados.
Rich in historical detail and based on true events, Stolen is the story of a brave but very human young woman who perseveres in the face of incredible odds to establish her place in a new world. It is also the story of friendship, the mother-daughter bond -- and a daring rescue.  From the author of The Girl in the Box, a Giller People’s Choice Top Ten.

Title:StolenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:Drayton Hill BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1502258552

ISBN - 13:9781502258557

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific pirate tale In 17th century Devon, Lizbet is the daughter of a fisherman who is away from home much of the time. Her mother sends her on an errand in town, and when she returns she discovers her entire village has been pillaged by pirates, and all the inhabitants either killed or kidnapped into slavery, except for a teen aged orphan girl. Lizbet is determined to find and free them. Together the two head to London to begin their search. When a handsome privateer from France comes to their aid, Lizbet is swept away by his charm. The book starts to bend towards a bit of erotic romance, but then that ends and we are taken into the world of pirates. Lizbet undergoes many trials and tribulations in order to gain some power in a man's world, never giving up her search for her mother and in finding freedom, security, and true love. From the incredibly exciting opening chapters to the very satisfying ending, this book has many subplots and plenty of action to hold anyone's interest. It's a bit of an action/adventure story, a bit erotic romance, a bit of suspense, and a little mystery all bundled up in a neat historical novel! Nicely planned and written, it has plenty of exciting, interesting characters who grow better or worse, as the case may be. This lush tale kept me guessing as to what the characters would do next throughout! An excellent tale, that's for sure! And I loved the stunning cover!
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great historical read Sheila Dalton’s new book is an entertaining historical romp through the dark, cruel and perilous world of piracy in the 17th century. Its protagonist is an English woman who, through sheer force of will, manages to navigate a world in which possibilities seem hopelessly proscribed and yet she still finds her way. Issues of gender and class wend their way through the novel and give it a contemporary feel. Her heroine has the air about her of Laurie King’s proto-feminist heroine, Mary Holmes. There is romance and adventure, but always on the terms of the heroine even though at times the situations in which she finds herself seem impossible. Much recommended.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Literary with adventure This is a wonderful blend of adventure and historical fact, yet avoids the trap of becoming either a bodice ripper or overly sentimental. It's a story very based in the 'real' world but still entertaining.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read! I loved Sheila Dalton's Girl in the Box and like that book, Stolen, kept me reading. Stolen is a smart, superbly written novel. The author's descriptions of 17th Century England made the period come alive for me. I loved the character of Lizbet and the story of what happens to her when she finds herself alone in the world after her parents are stolen from her. Lizbet is forced to do things and live a life she could never have imagined for herself. This novel moves gracefully from scene to scene and leaves you wanting more.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I had the privilege of reading Stolen before publication. The title of this novel is appropriate in so many ways - this is a story of loss; slavery, of both whites and blacks. It's about love lost, friendships shattered, families torn apart. But it's also the story of triumph over unbearable hardship. The characters are well developed and the story is utterly and completely anchored in truth. Ms. Dalton may have written a work of fiction, but she's done her homework. While reading Stolen, we are not just entertained, but educated. This is a novel worth reading, and I never 'say' that lightly.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I had the privilege of reading Stolen before publication. The title of this novel is appropriate in so many ways - this is a story of loss; slavery, of both whites and blacks. It's about love lost, friendships shattered, families torn apart. But it's also the story of triumph over unbearable hardship. The characters are well developed and the story is utterly and completely anchored in truth. Ms. Dalton may have written a work of fiction, but she's done her homework. While reading Stolen, we are not just entertained, but educated. This is a novel worth reading, and I never 'say' that lightly.
Date published: 2015-01-31