About Wendy’s Pirates
In 1817, Wendy Darling returns from London to her family in Devon, where she meets Captain James Hooke, a dashing naval officer who both infuriates and intrigues her. But Wendy is hiding a dark secret—and running from a past that makes it impossible for her to trust the incorrigible captain. And James has secrets of his own, secrets he’s afraid will interfere with his desire to win Wendy’s heart.
When the Darling family takes in a young orphan boy named Peter, the two newcomers in Wendy’s life help her learn to open her heart and begin to trust again. But when a gang of pirates sails into port in search of Peter, will trust be enough to save Wendy and those she loves from danger?
Varnell takes J. M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan characters and introduces them to risks and romance that go far beyond the average fairy tale. As Wendy and Hooke fight for new beginnings, they learn that happy endings aren’t always guaranteed.
I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I opened this book. But I quickly got sucked in by Rebecca Varnell’s retelling of Peter Pan. She made this book come alive in so many ways. There was a great plot, great characters and plenty of adventure. I loved everything about it!
Wendy Darling is a complex character. She has reasons that she doesn’t like pirates or navy men. So when she meets Captain James Hooke, she is not kind and wants nothing to do with him. I loved the way Wendy is forced to grow and change in this book. It really made her character come alive that she wasn’t a perfect young woman. One thing I really loved about her was the way she took Peter for her own. That was such a big part of the book and such a sweet story.
James was a great guy. I loved the way he went out of his way for not only Wendy, but Peter as well. His character was really well done. I loved that we got to see at least a little bit of his point of view.
I loved the action and adventure in this one. It’s not often you find that in a historical romance like this. But it made the plot so fun!
This was one of those books I read in just a day. Such a great book!
I borrowed a copy of Wendy’s Pirates using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.
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