"An enchanting tale!"
Two hundred years ago - well actually one week short of
hundred years ago - on Frenchman's Island, Captain
Fouquet and Tyree St. James, pirates, end up in a fight
because Tyree accidentally shoots Elizabeth the woman
loves. St. James tries to convince his friend it was an
accident but Fouquet does not listen so Tyree has no
but to wound Fouquet. As Fouquet lies dying, he curses St.
James to walk the earth for two hundred years - or until
finds a love so strong the lady is willing to die in his
We jump into the first one week short of that two hundred
years, and St. James awakens in a woman's bedroom, well
actually it's his cottage and his bedroom - or was - two
hundred years ago. But now it belongs to a woman, at least
it does for a week. And not just any woman but Clara
Fergussen. It's rather shocking for Clara to find St.
in her bed. He's gorgeous, dashing and claims to be the
infamous Tyree St. James, a pirate who lived two hundred
years ago. After spending a night in his arms, Clara
cares if he is a 200-year-old pirate or just one "sex"y
man with a slight delusion.
Clara is on Frenchman's Island, doing research on the lost
pirates treasure St. James and Fouquet had buried and ends
up staying in St. James' Rose Cottage. She is also a
distant relative of Sullivan Fouquet's. Clara has a mild
obsession for pirates, and secretly harbored a fantasy of
having a dashing pirate sweep her off her feet and into a
high seas adventure. So, she is more than ripe to fall for
the "sex"y pirate with the eye patch.
Only, St. James is determined to keep Clara at arms
He only has one more week to go before he is released from
the curse. If he lets her into his heart, he knows the
curse will claim her, for to love him means she is willing
to give her life for his.
It's a delightfully whimsical tale that enchants the
from beginning to end. Yo ho ho and a bottle of fun!
shows a great flair with this paranormal tale.
Posted September 14, 2004
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted February 23, 2007