Pirate’s Proposal

Pirate’s Proposal [rls dt 1/18/2012] by Diana Layne


In 1719 Bahamas, a pirate alliance leads to love and a gypsy curse that threatens everything.

When Gina Santini’s father becomes too ill to sail, she returns from the fancy London finishing school he’d forced her to attend and takes over as captain of the ship Gypsy Doll, plundering the seas as she was raised to support them both.

Captain Charles the Charmer worked his way from cabin boy to first mate on the Gypsy Doll before he was shanghaied. Escaping a brutal master, he hides a secret while he uses his charm to convince Gina to help him win the biggest plunder of all, promising enough gold to allow them to give up pirating forever.

But betrayal swirls in the air as surely as a stormy sea, and with the curse of the real gypsy doll, betrayal can be dangerous.


Native small town Texan Diana Layne is an award-winning author and an RWA® Golden Heart® finalist. She’s a homeschooling mom of six kids who grew up riding horses and motorcycles, practicing the piano and reading every chance she could. As an only child she kept herself entertained with imaginary playmates and now writes in multiple genres from historical romances to mainstream suspense thrillers to small town love stories–and always has two or three novels in progress.

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