Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Clear the Decks; Whirlwind Romance by M. S. Spencer


In the aftermath of a hurricane, Lacey Delahaye finds herself marooned on the Gulf coast of Florida with a mysterious man. They are immediately drawn to each other, but before Armand can confess his identity, they are kidnapped and taken far from civilization to a tiny, remarkable island in the western Caribbean.

With the help of her son Crispin, a small, but proud young boy named Inigo, and a cadre of extraordinary characters, Lacey and Armand must confront pirates, power-mad ideologues, and palace intrigue if they are to restore the once idyllic tropical paradise to its former serenity and find lasting happiness.

Review by Rochelle Weber:

I really like M. S. Spencer, but I was beginning to be afraid her books were getting to be a bit formulaic. The last few all seemed to begin with a murder on the heroine’s first day at work. They grabbed me and kept me burning through the pages, and each cast of characters was different, but I confess I was starting to worry.

Whirlwind Romance is very different. Each chapter begins with either a jelly recipe or a pirate-themed sea chanty. Lacey Delahaye’s jellies are well-known and Armand, the man who fetches up in the roots of the mangrove tree outside her home on Florida’s West Coast is far from dead, as he demonstrates while she’s trying to rescue him from drowning. He is, however, on the run—from pirates. No, it’s not an historical story; it’s contemporary. And when said pirates find Armand hiding in Lacey’s house, they kidnap her along with him.

Thus begins an adventure Lacey never imagined getting caught up in. Her greatest ambition was to open a jelly store, not get caught up in piracy or the governmental affairs of a Caribbean island. Oh, and let’s not forget romance. Lacey is definitely caught in a whirlwind, and you will be, too—one you can’t put down. Clear the decks before you pick up this book. I recommend Earl Grey, hot, with crumpets, butter, and red currant jelly whilst you read it.

Length:  294 Pages

Digital Price:  $5.99

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Thanks for visiting. Rose, Julie, Donna, & Rochelle

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