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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent plot and great read, 8 Jan 2013
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Having read Ms Gregory's "Alike as Two Bees" I became a fan of her deceptively simple prose that hides a clever and pacy plot.

"On a Lee Shore" is one of those books I couldn't put down because I was fascinated by the main character, Lt Christopher (Kit) Penrose, from page one and subsequently by the dubious but compelling pirate known as Le Griffe. Told from Kit's point of view the story transports the reader back to The Age of Sail with just the right amount of detail to create a perfect atmosphere, whether it's London of that time, or the balmy Caribbean, or the fear and despair of a naval officer being taken prisoner aboard a pirate ship.

Courageous Kit is torn between his loyalty to his king and country - as well as the values instilled during his childhood - and his deeply buried true desires.

The author subtly sets off the harsh and cruel pirate life with a developing love story by using wry humour that bubbles under the surface of her writing and also by populating the novel with a cast of vibrant characters that will stay in my mind for a long time.

If I have to make one criticism, it will be that the ending happened too quickly. However, that could be remedied with a second novel in what could be a thoroughly enjoyable and compelling series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent writing, 30 Aug 2013
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The storyline was brilliant The pirates as you would expect them to be. Rough, loud, dangerous, but cheerfully cheeky at other times. I adored Denny so much. Taking what they need, but as gentleman of the seas, also possessing an unfailing regard for those deserving of it.
But you always have the other type, out for number one, not caring who dies, not even his own crew. Crazy for vengeance, lusting after gold and women. Power hungry.
The love unfolding between Kit and Griffin was sweetly done. It was also funny at times (spoilers) especially when the other pirates playfully took the mickey.
I would love to read a sequel to this as l think Elin has set the setting for a follow up novel at the end of this book.
More adventures on the seas with these pirates would be wonderful.
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