Posted by: Author | October 10, 2011

Pirate’s Promise- A Book Review

This book, Pirate’s Promise is the followup book to Stolen Treasures. Both are written by Laurie Ryan. She’s a great writer and a wonderful person. Her stories are fun and as a girl who lives in a coastal town, I love the whole water, ships and pirates themes of these two books.

Pirate’s Promise has a really great heroine. She’s a lawyer and the author of the book does a great job with the whole legal world thing. She doesn’t get any of it wrong.  A pet peeve of mine is when the world I know so well in real life gets skewed beyond recognition. Doesn’t happen here.

The hero in this book, Hawk, is a strong minded, loyal and amazing person. He gives up his own comfort to try and help a village in need. He denies himself his own pleasures for various reasons, all of them good. I enjoyed his character growth.

This story has a cool premise and isn’t run of the mill. The mystery is intriging and the characters well rounded. I loved the humor as well. In my favorite line, the heroine says to a guy, in part,  “dippity-do head, slick.”  It cracked me up.

I highly recommend this book as well as the one before it, Stolen Treasures.

They are both available at my publisher’s website on Laurie’ page: as well as and other sales outlets.


  1. Arrgh! Love me some pirates! And especially love books that get the legal stuff right, as you know. Will have to read these!

    • Yep! Me, too. We are uber picky about that, aren’t we?

  2. I’ve read both of Laurie’s books and loved them. She nails the characters and they stayed with me. And, the cover…. wow!

    • They ARE both great, Lavada- ye speaketh the truth.

  3. I like it when the writer takes the time to research their characters. I read a book once where the MC was a therapist in a rehab facility and it was all wrong. I was like, really? Thanks for recommending a great pirate story.

    • I agree. Research is vital. I read one (well I started one) the other day and tossed it aside at like page 25 when the woman got a call from her lawyer telling her some new that would never, ever happen in real life. NEVER! I couldn’t read the rest of it.

      Laurie’s books are wonderful.

  4. Hi, Jillian and everyone. I’ve been out of town and just now got a chance to comment on this blog post. Thank you so much for the kind words about my story. Pirate’s Promise was a great book to write and I definitely fell in love with my pirate, Hawk. Er, I guess I should call him Julia’s pirate, since I already have a hero in my life. 🙂

    Thank you, also, for validating the legal stuff was right. I research and inteview, but always worry I’m interpreting something wrong. 🙂

    • It was a great book, Laurie and Hawk was quite yummy.

      Yep. You did good, my friend, on the legal stuff. I recently threw down one that was totally off base.

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