Avon, Jul 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
In 1817 Princess Tatiana Rocheneau will do anything for the good of her people so she sets forth from Sedonia in disguise to meet Cairn MacTavish, pirate captain of Teleere in order to obtain his services to protect her beloved island kingdom. To insure her safety, a look alike is left behind sitting on the throne.
However, nothing goes right from the start, as she hates traveling by sea. Looking forward to land, the moment she sets foot on Teleere, Tatiana is arrested and is accused of being super thief Magical Megs. In spite of her insistence that she is not Meg, but a neighboring princess, Cairn rejects her plea of innocence. Desperate, Tatiana escapes though her heart remains captive. Cairn follows knowing that this woman stole his heart too.
Though there has been a recent influx of Regency tales involving island kingdoms, readers will enjoy this delightful novel. The lead couple is charming, but it is the master thief Meg who steals the show, as readers will want to know more about this magical robber. Early nineteenth century romance fans will want to read the pleasing THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE, as the story is simple fun.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner