My new favorite by this author.I have read every single book by this author, and again this one is my new favorite.Madeleine s family is gone and her Uncle has emptied their manor house and dismissed the servants prior to dragging her onto a ship bound for the Americas Meanwhile she has the key to a family secret and hopes she can recover something once they hit New Orleans that will allow her to restore her family home and the people she loves to their positions She takes drastic measures to My new favorite by this author.I have read every single book by this author, and again this one is my new favorite.Madeleine s family is gone and her Uncle has emptied their manor house and dismissed the servants prior to dragging her onto a ship bound for the Americas Meanwhile she has the key to a family secret and hopes she can recover something once they hit New Orleans that will allow her to restore her family home and the people she loves to their positions She takes drastic measures to escape the noxious man her Uncle would have her marry and finds herself at sea on a pirate ship with the notorious pirate Captain S bastien LeclercS bastien has his own noble secrets This story follows them on their very different quests, with peril, friendship, pretending, and family dramas Their love develops despite the trust issues and multiple masquerades they both must play.Once again Annie Seaton has delivered a real winner She also manages to leave us wanting the next installment in this shared world.The locale and era is different from my own but the feelings and motivations of her characters are relate able and ultimately Annie manages to draw us into her world, only releasing us as we turn the last page or rather a short time thereafter When I really want to escape and enter a time gone by I search for a author who will be able to send me on that adventure Since I do so like this author when I seen this one I knew that she had the ability to get the job done Also on top of that it has a pirate in it that might be able to shiver me timbers She starts with a prologue that will give the basis of the novel and the ones to follow Josephine will have quite the secret and will touch many a person even after her death Sebastien wh When I really want to escape and enter a time gone by I search for a author who will be able to send me on that adventure Since I do so like this author when I seen this one I knew that she had the ability to get the job done Also on top of that it has a pirate in it that might be able to shiver me timbers She starts with a prologue that will give the basis of the novel and the ones to follow Josephine will have quite the secret and will touch many a person even after her death Sebastien who is on his last mission before he can finally follow his own promise to himself to pursue his own life Sebastien sailed the ship and his half brother ran the headquarters Then there is Madeleine who is now with her uncle who is organizing their journey He has already shown is nothing like her father Madeleine has also stumbled across a diary written by her Great Aunt Josephine and in it she eludes to a hidden treasure of a necklace one she becomes determined to find But to accomplish this will be a great undertaking on her part since her uncle has other plans Thanks to this author s ability to transport you and snare you in this story adventure you are taken on quite the trip on a ship that is once she escapes her uncle that is That is how she meets up close and personal besides in passing the notorious pirate Sebastien This author gives quite the tale on his mission and the dangers they encounter on the high seas Others are also after the necklace and thinks she knows exactly where it is There will also bethan adventure and danger but love will also be in trip they undertake This author has quite the gift on the telling of a tale of love in that time long ago When you are reading it you also want him to shiver your timber Will they accomplish their goals Some yes some not so much but they do get the greatest treasure of all Capturing the Pirate s Heart is a sensational first book in The Emerald Quest Book quartet.Starting in New Orleans, Josephine du Bois surreptitiously hides an exquisite and expensive Emerald necklace that was given to her by her secret lover She writes clues into her private diary hoping that one day her family will be able to decipher the clues and find their inheritance.In England two years later, beautiful and headstrong Madeleine Bellerose discovers her Great Aunt s diary amongst her deceas Capturing the Pirate s Heart is a sensational first book in The Emerald Quest Book quartet.Starting in New Orleans, Josephine du Bois surreptitiously hides an exquisite and expensive Emerald necklace that was given to her by her secret lover She writes clues into her private diary hoping that one day her family will be able to decipher the clues and find their inheritance.In England two years later, beautiful and headstrong Madeleine Bellerose discovers her Great Aunt s diary amongst her deceased Father s possessions Her heartless Uncle Titus discovers her with the diary and takes it away from her but not before she has memorised the significant clue.A journey across the sea from England to New Orleans sees Madeleine befriend a cabin boy, Jake, who has wondrous stories of ships and pirates particularly the notorious Captain Sebastien Leclerc On docking in New Orleans, Madeleine discovers that her uncle is marrying her off to a lecherous old man, so with Jake s help she pretends to drown and stows away on a ship Unknown to Madeleine, the ship belongs to Sebastien Leclerc and from the moment Sebastien lays eyes on Madeleine in his stateroom, there is an instant and undeniable attraction.Sebastien has his own secrets too but the longer the two of them are together in the close quarters with Madeleine masquerading as Sebastien s wench, the closer they become Together, they are an electric combination that had me grinning and anticipating the moment when the sparks flying between them would turn into a full blown squally storm.Suspense, drama, mystery, bad men and the high rolling seas make this an action packed story with lots of twists and turns that draws you in so well that you can t put the book down until it is finished.Capturing the Pirate s Heart has beautiful romantic elements between Madeleine and Sebastien that are convincing Sebastien is gorgeous as he is so protective of Madeleine This is a wonderful start to the Emerald Quartet series and I can t wait to read the second book Saving the Soldier s Heart in December Where is the Emerald necklace Not my typical genre, but I must say, Annie Seaton has impressed me yet again I never pictured myself reading, let alone enjoying a historical romance as much as I did this tale.This book was full of suspense, drama, secrets and of course, ROMANCE I highly suggest you check it out This story is filled with hidden agendas, secrets, debauchery, and hidden treasures Sebastian hides behind his pirate reputation, but he is secretly doing business for the governor Onemission and he can fulfill his dreams and leave the seas behind.Madeleine has suffered great tragedy and her uncle has their family home in disarray But the secret heirloom she has discovered in her aunts diaries has her making plans to leave England and go to New Orleans to find it With it she can set he This story is filled with hidden agendas, secrets, debauchery, and hidden treasures Sebastian hides behind his pirate reputation, but he is secretly doing business for the governor Onemission and he can fulfill his dreams and leave the seas behind.Madeleine has suffered great tragedy and her uncle has their family home in disarray But the secret heirloom she has discovered in her aunts diaries has her making plans to leave England and go to New Orleans to find it With it she can set her estate to rights.But when escape from her uncle goes wrong and she lands on S bastien s ship, their journey together begins As she plays the captains wench, they grow closer together and passions ignite But can she trust her heart and believe her wants her and not the necklace Is his pirates heart only for her Madeleine Bellerose had lost everyone but her Uncle Titus and he wanted to take her away from her family home in England She would go but only to find the family heirloom, a emerald and diamond necklace, which belonged to her Great Aunt Josephine who lived in New Orleans She would find the necklace and restore her home, servants and all All Sebastien Leclerc wanted was to go to Hawaii and own his own sugar plantation that was worked by free men He had onemission to complete and he coul Madeleine Bellerose had lost everyone but her Uncle Titus and he wanted to take her away from her family home in England She would go but only to find the family heirloom, a emerald and diamond necklace, which belonged to her Great Aunt Josephine who lived in New Orleans She would find the necklace and restore her home, servants and all All Sebastien Leclerc wanted was to go to Hawaii and own his own sugar plantation that was worked by free men He had onemission to complete and he could start working on his dream He worked under the cover of being a pirate who bought and sold cargo and slaves In truth, he was rescuing said slaves and they either stayed with him to work on his ship or they went back to Africa After leaving port for his last mission, Sebastien discovered a very beautiful stowaway in his cabin.Fantastic historical romance that takes us from England to the United States This romance is full of mystery, secrecy, sexy ship s captains, and love I love it when an author writes a strong female lead especially in a historical Madeleine was up for anything new and that included our ultra sexy captain Another fabulous book by Annie Seaton Definitely looking forward to readingfrom this author.Received a copy in exchange for an honest review Annie Seaton has done it again and this time with a historical romance Sebastian is a super sexy pirate, well a pretend pirate but he is still super sexy Madeleine is a strong Heroine especially for a historical romance The story is full of suspense and a treasure hunt but most especially full of romance I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story and could not put it down If you love historical romances that involve pirates and mysteries I highly recommend you pick up this boo Annie Seaton has done it again and this time with a historical romance Sebastian is a super sexy pirate, well a pretend pirate but he is still super sexy Madeleine is a strong Heroine especially for a historical romance The story is full of suspense and a treasure hunt but most especially full of romance I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story and could not put it down If you love historical romances that involve pirates and mysteries I highly recommend you pick up this book you will not be disappointed Great New Series This is the first book in the Emerald Quest Series by Annie Seaton I love Annie s books they are great and this one is just as good as her other books Madeleine leaves her home in order to recover a priceless family heirloom in New Orleans She knows it will be an adventure but doesn t expect to be taken prisoner by a sexy pirate, Sebastien Little did she know that Sebastien has secrets of his own This book is great, it has romance, intrigue, suspense, and a sexy pirate I Great New Series This is the first book in the Emerald Quest Series by Annie Seaton I love Annie s books they are great and this one is just as good as her other books Madeleine leaves her home in order to recover a priceless family heirloom in New Orleans She knows it will be an adventure but doesn t expect to be taken prisoner by a sexy pirate, Sebastien Little did she know that Sebastien has secrets of his own This book is great, it has romance, intrigue, suspense, and a sexy pirate I can t wait to read the next book in this series When Madeleine Bellerose sets out from her English manor on her quest to recover a priceless family heirloom in New Orleans, the last thing she expects is to be held captive by the infamous pirate, Sebastien Le Clerc Will Sebastien mend his wicked ways and help Madeleine in her quest Can love overcome the lack of trust and the web of lies that is spun in the race to find the emerald necklace Madeleine s whole world turns upside down after the horrible accident that leaves her without family, and in the clutches of the uncle who wants to marry her away Leaving England and coming to New Orleans, she doesn t know how to get away from her destiny long enough to find the family heirloom that will save her Her skills takes her from her uncle into the arms of a pirate Will this make a better ally in her quest Historical Romance, Pirates, smutty fluff and danger in a great combo.Can t wa Madeleine s whole world turns upside down after the horrible accident that leaves her without family, and in the clutches of the uncle who wants to marry her away Leaving England and coming to New Orleans, she doesn t know how to get away from her destiny long enough to find the family heirloom that will save her Her skills takes her from her uncle into the arms of a pirate Will this make a better ally in her quest Historical Romance, Pirates, smutty fluff and danger in a great combo.Can t wait to see what comes next in this series