Cinematographic with escapes, kidnapping, galloping sword play, and a breathless elopement." -THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. The most daring, dashing hero of all. "Mad Nicholas" to his friends, "Scourge of Spain" to his enemies, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is one of Queen Elizabeth's most dashing buccaneers and has never been known to resist a challenge. A Spanish lady all fire and heart. When Beauvallet capturesthe galleon carrying Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylvan and her father, he vows to return them safely to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas-he will return to Spain, where there's a price on his head, and claim Dominica as his bride. What readers say:. "An adventure story you can't put down. This is more exciting than any movie; your eyes will sparkle and your hands will grip the pages as you frantically try to keep up with the laughing pirate who leads you on the most daring trek through Spain.". "Swashbuckling romance. Great yarn set in Elizabethan times. you will not be disappointed, it's action-packed.". "A love story not to be missed! Highly recommended!". "If you've ever secretly thrilled to swashbuckling films, you will LOVE Beauvallet! If you enjoy the language of Shakespearean times, the color, the pagentry, you will LOVE Beauvallet! If you love a great romance, you will LOVE Beauvallet!". " Review. If you love adventure, romance, intrigue, betrayal, love and history all rolled into one, Beauvallet, has it! (Eliza Knight Historically Undressed 2010-02-01). Romance! Romance! Romance! The kind that puts roses in your cheeks, butterflies in your stomach, and a yearning in your heart. (Lynda Coker Between the Pages 2010-02-10). Such a sweet story! I cannot think of words enough to describe how much I adored Beauvallet. (Haley Mathiot The Life (and lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object 2010-02-12). I guarantee that by the end of this book a dashing pirate will have captured your heart. (Renee Renne's Reads 2010-02-15). You get drawn into the story, you root for the characters and you don't want to put the book down. (Patty The Broken TeePee 2010-02-18). A Georgette Heyer novel is better than any adventure on tv today. (Read With Tea 2010-02-19). A wild romp of a read... filled with adventure, romance and excitement. (Danielle Torres A Work in Progress 2010-02-26). I really enjoyed this swashbuckling romance book . (Alaine Bucknall Queen of Happy Endings 2010-02-26) About the Author. Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George RonaldRougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.