Bring It Close

General Fiction

By Helen Hollick

Publisher : Discovered Authors

Bring It Close

ABOUT Helen Hollick

Helen Hollick
Do you like novels about Pirates? Then this be the place for 'ee!  I am Helen Hollick author of the Sea Witch Series, starring that charmer of a rogue Cpt Jesamiah Acorne.

Come aboard and enjoy his exciting adventures!

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Bring It Close, being the third voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne and his ship, Sea Witch. 

Jesamiah Acorne, Captain of the Sea Witch, has accepted a government-granted amnesty against his misdeeds of piracy, but old enemies do not forget the past. In particular Edward Teach - better known as Blackbeard - has a bone to pick with Acorne. Following an indiscretion with an old flame, Jesamiah finds his fiancée, the midwife and white witch Tiola Oldstagh, has gone to North Carolina to help with an immanent and difficult birth. The problem; that is where Blackbeard now resides. He must not discover that Tiola is Jesamiah's woman, she will have to hide her identity and her gift of Craft from the black-hearted pirate who has sold his soul to the devil. With Sea Witch damaged and himself wounded by Blackbeard, Jesamiah has to take stock of his situation at his old home in Virginia - but trouble follows him like a ship's wake and he is arrested for acts of piracy on the High Seas. Too much trouble has come too close! How is Jesamiah Acorne to clear his name, overturn a sentence of hanging, keep Tiola safe, put an end to Blackbeard and deal with being haunted by the ghost of his father? Bring It Close moves from the Bahamas to North Carolina and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia at a swashbuckling pace. There is intrigue, misunderstandings, romance and adventure all wrapped up in a delightful blend of mystical fantasy.

I am half-way through your book and it is brilliant...
(Later) I have now finished Sea Witch - honestly could not wait to read it in bed, sadly now finished
the ending did not disappoint and waiting for following up.
Lorna (Manager, The Epping Bookshop)

What I liked most about Jesamiah is that he is a blend of vulnerability and libertine. He can be induced to be gentle but he isn't really that gentle. He can be when he chooses. He makes no excuses for what he is. This makes him endearingly vile!

Helen!! I wanted you to know I am DELIBERATELY reading PIRATE CODE as slow as humanly possible, but I am finding it extremely difficult. I just don't want the book to be over, because... well... it will KILL me till I get your next instalment!!

I am totally enthralled by your books, the characters are great, the story has so many twists! and Poor Jes!! I just wanna grab him up and give 'im a big ole hug! Poor blighter...he's so love struck. I have to say you have made me laugh out loud at his many times, people at work think I am nuts! I can't wait to see the next book!!

I am about 100 pages into Bring It Close and it's great. I was worried not having read for a while that I would forget what happened, but you have a wonderful way of tying in important events from the other books that jogged my memory so it was very easy to pick up where I left off. The style of the book is just as exciting as the other two.

I’ve finished my “slower” read of this wonderful book and have enjoyed it even more! Thank you again!

What can I say? Wow isn't strong enough! Helen thank you so much for creating that gorgeous rogue, Jesamiah. I'm in love with a pirate ha ha! Seriously: I was on edge before starting Bring It Close because I was worried that maybe my liking for Jesamiah had "gone off the boil". No worries. Bring It Close is as good as the other two - no, better! Is that possible???

A review of Bring It Close? Breathtaking. Imaginative. Compelling.

Just Excellent So Amazingly Marvellous I Am Hooked