Beauvallet, Paperback
2 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Description

'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.

When a captured galleon yields the lovely Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain.

But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas, which have made him Drake's equal and a favourite of the Queen.

He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099490937

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1.5

Not my favorite Heyer; among other things, it isn't set during the Regency or even anytime close to it but rather is Elizabethan. Nevertheless, engaging and clever to the last.

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1.5

Not my favorite Heyer; among other things, it isn't set during the Regency or even anytime close to it but rather is Elizabethan. Nevertheless, engaging and clever to the last.

Review by
2

This certainly wasn't my favourite Heyer novel so far, given the hero's grabby hands and ego, but at least the heroine was a match for him in many ways, and it is a fun set up. It's not a Regency novel like most of Heyer's others, but one of the more historical ones, and honestly I could've dispensed with the romance for more of Nick swashbuckling his way around Spain as a spy. That plot, I liked: I wonder what Heyer would have done if that was her focus.<br/><br/>While this isn't as amusing as most of her work, and the romance wasn't exactly to die for, I did enjoy it well enough. It's only the fact that I know Heyer also wrote <I>The Talisman Ring</i> and <i>The Grand Sophy</i>, both of which I love, that means this rather pales in comparison.

Review by
3

I found “Beauvallet” to be good in parts rather than as a whole. The opening chapters set upon the title character’s ship were mostly entertaining, as were the majority of scenes towards the end of the book. Everything in between was hit or miss.I felt that after Beauvallet weighed anchor and returned to his brother and sister-in-law’s home there was too much repetition regarding what the hero had done and intended to do. As a reader I knew all this, so these scenes served little purpose, other than to show the two brothers’ relationships and differences in their natures, but still this could have been done in a more lively fashion. The only thing I really didn’t like was the character Joshua’s lengthy monologues. These irritated rather than amused me. As the tale progressed I tended to skip over condensed paragraphs that feature Joshua speaking.I thought Nicholas Beauvallet was cool, although as he was deemed so undefeatable all every aspect, there’s never any suspense regarding whether or not he’ll succeed in his every venture.Dominica, the beautiful Spanish heroine, and her lethargic yet determined Aunt Beatrice, were both engaging characters. Not a bad read but wouldn’t consider reading it again.

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