Nicolette Vernet discovers the passion of true love that she’s always dreamed of in the arms of the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte. Equally enthralled with the young beauty, Jean wants nothing more than to bask in the purity of Nikki’s love.But Nikki’s father has betrothed her to a ruthless, greedy man, and Nikki and Jean must fight for their lives, and their love, to hold oNicolette Vernet discovers the passion of true love that she’s always dreamed of in the arms of the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte. Equally enthralled with the young beauty, Jean wants nothing more than to bask in the purity of Nikki’s love.But Nikki’s father has betrothed her to a ruthless, greedy man, and Nikki and Jean must fight for their lives, and their love, to hold onto the precious rapture they find only in each other....
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tainted lilies Reviews
4 and 1/2 Stars - Old New Orleans and the Pirate Jean Laffite in the time of the War of 1812This is a wonderful novel from a winner of the Romantic Time Lifetime Achievement Award.Set in New Orleans and environs beginning in 1811, this is the story of Nicolette Vernet, a beautiful Creole girl, who falls in love with Jean Laffite, the gentleman pirate. I thought it was very brave of Weyrich to choose a real person for her hero, but she did it well and the story is absorbing. Nicolette dreamed of a handsome husband and a family of her own, but it seemed fate conspired against her. Her first betrothed was killed in a sword fight and, to avoid scandal, her father sent away to Paris to visit her Aunt Gabrielle. On her way home two years later, her ship is attacked by pirates. She is rescued by Jean Lafitte who assumes she was raped. And thus begins an adventure that takes Nikki on a very different course than she’d imagined for her life.Weyrich writes well and the story will keep you turning pages. It’s obvious she has done much research into the enigmatic figure of the pirate Jean Laffite. Her other characters are richly drawn, too, including Aunt Gabi and Jean’s two older brothers. I loved the romance that developed between Nikki and Jean and hated the bad guy that her father wanted her to marry. (Weyrich does a good villain!) If I had any negatives it would be Nikki herself, who at times seemed weak, yet at other times was brave and defiant. I love this description Nikki gave of Jean’s hair: “I’ll always remember the texture of his hair, how wonderfully warm it feels against my palms, how fresh and clean it smells, like sea air and Spanish limes.”A great story from old New Orleans in the time of the War of 1812. I recommend it.
The writing was enjoyable and the storyline was a page turner. I liked the characters, except for a few bad ones, but found that some of what happened, while believable, didn't hold water. The ordeals that Nicole the goes through are horrendous, but her reactions to them and her attitudes after didn't really sit well with me as they made her out to be this character that bad things happened to, but no remains emotions are left. It is all okay, and no lasting negative effects, which is so not believable. It did keep me reading, though, and it was a page turner til the end.
There are several things which pull me to a book. Beautiful cover, enticing blurb and a title that means something, and not just about anything – for example being named according to the number of books in a series. Tainted Lilies by Becky Lee Weyrich falls into the last and third category, and I was not a bit surprised to discover that it was first published on April 12th 1984 by Fawcett as I was not at all familiar with the author. Thirty years on, the book has been given a new lease of life as it is being brought out in the Kindle format.Tainted Lilies by Becky Lee Weyrich is about a young woman Nicolette Vernet who finds love and life in the arms of an infamous pirate Jean Lafitte much to the chagrin of her father who had promised her to a wealthy but ruthless and greedy man. Nikki and Jean must fight to save their love and lives in this riveting and exciting romantic story written by an author who has written a variety of books spanning various genres, including historical romance, fantasy, saga, gothic, horror, mystery, contemporary and time travel. She was awarded Romantic Times magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award for New Age Fiction 1992, awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Career Achievement in Historical Fantasy and Reviewers' Choice Certificate of Excellence for "Sweet Forever" (Pinnacle Books, May 1992).
Is a great book to read