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My Bonny Light Horseman: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War (Bloody Jack Adventures) [Kindle Edition]

L. A. Meyer
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The infamous pirate, riverboat seductress, master of disguise, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Jacky Faber has been captured by the French and beheaded in full view of her friends and crew.

     Inconceivable? Yes! The truth is she’s secretly forced to pose as an American dancer behind enemy lines in Paris, where she entices a French general into revealing military secrets—all to save her dear friends. Then, in intrepid Jacky Faber style, she dons male clothing and worms her way into a post as galloper with the French army, ultimately leading a team of men to fight alongside the great Napoleon.


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    Both the stirrings of love and the horrors of war are as vivid as the descriptions of victuals and raiment. Teens who have followed Jacky will be happy for another ride. Kirkus Reviews --Kirkus Reviews

    About the Author

    L. A. MEYER is the author of the Bloody Jack Adventures series, which has been praised for its spirited heroine and rousing sense of adventure. Mr. Meyer lives in Corea, Maine.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 5194 KB
    • Print Length: 449 pages
    • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (24 May 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003K16PYG
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    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #388,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars My Bonny Light Horseman (A Bloody Jack Adventure) 15 Nov. 2009
    Format:Hardcover
    Excellant book. Like all the other Bloody Jack books I couldn't put it down. This is a brilliant author and I don't say that very often. How an American man can capture the way of life in the early 18th century is one thing, but his insight into the thoughts of a girl/woman, had me laughing out loud and even shouting at Jacky for getting into so much trouble. Triple recommendation. If you haven't read any of the others do so first. Brilliant book. For both adults and teenagers.
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    Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  53 reviews
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yet! 22 Aug. 2008
    By Kathy Marcus - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover
    Mr. Meyer's books just keep getting better! This one, the 6th in the Bloody Jack series, is absolutely marvelous. What starts out to be a normal day for Jacky Faber ends up with her being captured yet again, and before you can even blink, the plot has thickened ten-fold, with the reappearance of Joseph Jared, Davy, and other characters. The guillotine, a classy cat-house in Paris, not to mention the great Napoleon Bonaparte, all come into Jacky's already complicated life. And as the subtitle suggests, both LOVE and WAR are intimately linked in this part of Jacky's story.

    Naturally, the epilogue leaves the reader slightly suspended, already awaiting book 7 quite anxiously.

    Do not be discouraged by the book's 400 something page count. What MLBH lacks for in pages, it makes up for in plot, drama, and classic Jacky-esque adventure.

    It's a page-turner, to be sure.

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Smash Hit! 23 Aug. 2008
    By K. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover
    The sixth installment of the Bloody Jack series, My Bonny Light Horseman, lives up to the high expectations of Jacky Faber fans. The brilliant L.A. Meyer continues to deliver a page turning, plot engrossing, swashbuckling, and landlubbing adventure! Those that are familiar with the series will be delighted to see old characters return and new ones added.
    Those who are not familiar with Mr. Meyer's work will become instant fans after reading this adventure and will be compelled to start at the beginning of the series and read each novel in rapid succession, as there is no going back once you have discovered the extraordinarily diverting and endearing stories of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy, Midshipman, Fine Lady, Lily of the West, Soldier, and Spy!
    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars saddened by book six... 5 Aug. 2009
    By India J. Harris - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover
    yes, i love jacky. but there are plenty of reviewers going on about how wonderful the series is, so i felt it my duty to add a new angle. while i love out heroine, i agree with the other reviewer that mentioned how repetetive the plot is becoming. more almost-dying, and another cookie-cutter love affair with another dashing young man (whose only original quality is being french). the book had its good bits, but i had to mark it down for how straight-up disappointing it was.it is SUCH a let down after the spectacular 5th installment, lacking the multi-layered plot, interesting new characters, and length that i had expected of it after the previous installments. i had also thought this might give a new angle to jacky's and jaimy's relationship: after years apart, are they really still a perfect match? will we see a newer, deeper aspect to their relationship? will jaimy finally meet his darling's MANY beaus and what will ensue? will they really break up, or finally tie the knot?finally, in my opinion, the book failed in giving its readers the satisfying ending they deserved. not just for the book, but for the series.
    i am still left, steaming, with my questions, and hoping the next book will finally resolve things and give a better adventure than this one did.
    i sincerely hope that the seventh book will match up to the greatness of its OTHER predecessors, and not to my lowered expectations.
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Vive L'Empereur! Non. Vive Jacky Faber! Mais oui. 1 Oct. 2008
    By H. S. Wedekind - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    I finished reading MY BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN, the sixth book in the "Bloody Jack" series, a few weeks ago and am just now getting around to commenting on it. The other reviewers here have basically written about the plot and characters, so I won't repeat what has already been said.

    In this tale of the further adventures and misadventures of our dear Miss Jacky, she finds herself again at the mercy of the Royal Navy's Intelligence Department. She is to be sent to spy on the Grand Army of Napoleon in France. Posing as Mademoiselle Jacqueline Ophelia Bouvier (Jacqui O.? H'mmm That sounds familiar for some reason.) a dancer/seductress/spy with Madame Pelletier's troupe "Les Petites Gamines" in Paris, and then as a Cadet courier with Napoleon's Grand Army in France and Germany, charged with training a squad of raw enlistees knicknamed "The Clodhoppers," since they are all clumsy farmboys. She again involves herself in many dangers and narrow escapes...all exciting and great fun. Jacqui/Jacky still dreams about her true love Jaimy Fletcher back in London, but is also interested in a handsome young French officer named Jean-Paul de Valdon. One reviewer here was disappointed that Jacky was being unfaithful to Jaimy. Au contraire...Jacky was just being herself, a young lady who happens to like the company of handsome young men who are attracted to her. She was and always will be a fun-loving flirt. But, as always, she retains her virtue and deep love for Jaimy.

    I've already given away some of the story and will leave it up to the reader of this excellent novel to enjoy the whole book for himself. This is a wonderful novel in a marvelous series and I recommend it highly. Vive Jacky! Vive L. A. Meyer!
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars The weakest in the series 21 Sept. 2010
    By Code Reader - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Hardcover
    The series is great. I love how we see characters here and there in different books because Jacky is just so personable and has so many friends! The stories are unique and exciting and her character is one of a kind!
    This book however, was a major disappointment. It felt rushed and felt forced. If the author was feeling writer's block, I'd prefer him to take a year off than force out another book. There was not nearly as much character development. I can tell because I don't remember the friends (or enemies) Jacky made in this book like I do the others. They all felt flat. I think the author may have been trying to get back to the original story of jacky- dressing up and going undercover. I don't know why he didn't spend as much time on it. There were few close calls or anything interesting. I feel a lot more could've been done with Jacky the spy. The book seemed... like a fish out of water. Perhaps it was so weak because Jacky was on land. It does not suit her for part of her luck is escaping into the sea or into the rigging and there was just one muddy surface in the scenes of this novel. Also, can we PLEASE have some Jacky/Jaimy interaction? Isn't this dragging it on way too long? I mean really, one book where they adventure together again, THEN go back to the whole sadly forced to be separete theme. I liked the idea of Jacky as a spy and back to her originally hiding in plain sight trick, but I felt it wasn't well developed and the whole mess wasn't the type of thing Jacky would usually get into. She's suited to... a different type of mess. Less government and more pirates and scallywags. Oh well. Hopefully some conclusions will finally start being drawn in the upcoming 2 or 3 books.
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