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By Victoria Holt | Comments: ( 618 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

Rosetta knew little of life beyond the schoolroomuntil she found herself shipwrecked off the African coast Saved from the raging seas by the ship s handsome, mysterious deckhand, she soon discovered her hero was fellow Londoner Simon Perrivale, an infamous fugitive accused of murder.Her hopes of rescue were dashed when they were abducted by piratesd the lovely faiRosetta knew little of life beyond the schoolroomuntil she found herself shipwrecked off the African coast Saved from the raging seas by the ship s handsome, mysterious deckhand, she soon discovered her hero was fellow Londoner Simon Perrivale, an infamous fugitive accused of murder.Her hopes of rescue were dashed when they were abducted by piratesd the lovely fair haired Rosetta was sold to a Turkish Pasha Locked away in his harem, she would risk her life to save her virtue and to unravel the mystery that had wrongfully imprisoned Simon.But though she plotted her escape from the exotic Middle East to the elegant mansions of London, Rosetta was still bound by a consuming passion that would forever make her love s captive


  • Title: The Captive
  • Author: Victoria Holt
  • ISBN: 9780449218174
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Victoria Holt

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books the best known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million Lesser known were the novels Hibbert published under her maiden name Eleanor Burford, or the pseudonyms of Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities.



Comments The Captive

  • Jess The Bookworm

    Rosetta is the daughter of academics who are obsessed with the study of ancient Egypt (hence her name). Rosetta was brought up by the servants in her household, as her parents were always too distracted to spend much time with her. So when the chance to travel to South Africa with her parents arises, she jumps at the chance, travelling with a fellow academic who seems to have his eye on her. But then everything goes wrong, and the ship sinks, causing Rosetta to be separated from her parents and [...]


  • Regan Walker

    Originally published in 1989, the year after THE INDIA FAN, this is the story of Rosetta Cranleigh, named after the Rosetta Stone by her parents who were Egyptologists and “lived in a remote atmosphere of scholarship, apart from the mundane ménage of a household.” Thus, Rosetta lived among the family’s servants (a wonderful group of characters!) was content to because she felt safe and loved. Holt is at her best when describing the heroine’s life in the early stages.As Rosetta grows up, [...]


  • Naksed

    A rather bizarre combination of a Bertrice-Smallish, swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, complete with pirates, stranded-on-an-island dilemma, slave auction and harem captivity (but minus all the purple bodice-rippery) and an old fashioned, Victorian, gothicky murder mystery. The two halves did not mesh together for me and by the conclusion, I had lost interest in the rather tedious, mediocre, Sherlock Holmes tactics of our fixated heroine, trying to unravel the mystery behind the wrongful [...]


  • TJ

    This book was very different from what the synopsis promised, not in the events but in how interesting those events really are. One would think being ship wrecked, taken by pirates, sold into slavery, escaping and solving a murder would be exciting stuff. The author, however, wrote this story as one would write in a diary years later, just explaining the events instead of creating an exciting story out of them. At its best its mildly interesting at its worst, down right dull. The murder mystery [...]


  • Coleman Harrison

    When I first picked up this book, I (like many others) was very skeptical. The cover looked a bit cheesy and I read a bunch of reviews on it. But to my pleasant surprise, this book was VERY good! Was it the best book I have ever read? No. Here is a list of the pros and cons of this book. PROS: ~Very suspenseful~Great flow/clarity ~Easy to understand~This book could appeal to many ages. CONS: ~Got a little slow in some parts. ~Ending was a bit slow.


  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest**Warning: mild spoilers** Jeez, that is some small font! I kind of want to channel my inner Derek Zoolander, and be all, "What is this? A font for ants?" The story was good, though. Even though Victoria Holt is mostly famous for her old-timey gothic novels, once in a while she'll attempt to write a bodice-ripper. While her last experiment was a bust for me, this one, despite the eclectic story line, was quite good.Rosetta Cranleigh is the daughte [...]


  • CJ

    Before I start, I must be clear that I actually LIKE many romance novels. I have read all kinds, and I have been a fan of Victoria Holt's for some time. Sadly, The Captive is not the best of Victoria Holt's work. As I said, I usually enjoy her books--the heroines are generally more along the lines of "Jane Eyre" than "Weeping Victim" in that they often are bold, intelligent women who have to find their ways in the world alone, and can't necessarily rely on their looks or charms. Some of the hero [...]


  • Nicole Marie

    I think the Captive was a really good read. It really got me thinking even though it’s a simple story that has a lot going on. Every time something good happens to the main character, Rosetta, another adventure begins for her. A lot of those adventures are the ones we dream could be ours, but in the story, such dreams turn into nightmares. The title, the Captive is simply perfect for the story. It describes when Rosetta is held captive by a Pasha, but also when she is held captive by her own o [...]


  • Wei Cho

    This is yet another reminiscence of something I read oh so long ago. I remember I liked this book very much for the things it made me feel for the protagonist, Rosetta, and her relationship with Lucas. Whom I hated very much since the beginning but as the book continued, I discovered he wasn't as bad as I originally thought and prayed that he and Rosetta would end up together. I liked Simon in the beginning, then hated him toward the middle of the story, and despised him in the end. I'm so glad [...]


  • Rae

    A seraglio, a shipwreck and a murder! This story was too formulaic and there were no real character conflicts. The plot had lots of possibility but the read left me largely unfulfilled. I have tried to read her other newer books but have lost interest. Her older titles are still worth reading when you just want to escape.


  • Phoenix2

    It is my mother's favourite, so I actually read it to check it out. But i found it quite interesting ( I really liked Lucas, he is my favourite character after Rosetta and I was pleased to find out that in the end she stayed with him). Nice plot and exciting mystery, even though it wasn't a strong romance( whict is fine by me.) Nice work by Holt.


  • Sophie

    Story of a teenager girl growing up her life changing starting with a shipwreck, found by pirates, sold by a sultan, escaping, but the story is about a murder, her new found friend has not commited, she desperately wants to prove his innocence.Very book, thicker book but I still finished it fast!! Very adventurous


  • Ruby Hopkins

    I don't really gravitate towards Christian/Mystery/Romance. They all tend to have the same plots, the same characters, the same more-scene-than-summary. And there is no deep thought behind them—nothing that stirs you and makes you want to live life. I think I'll go read some Tolstoy now.


  • Neja

    Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. I've read a loooot of her books when I was 14/15 years old.at was the last time I've read them. I absolutely loved them at the time. I'm thinking of reading one of her books just for the old times sake! =)


  • Michaela

    (view spoiler)[Personally I would have chosen Simon Perrivale over Lucas Lorimer but that's none of my business. (hide spoiler)]


  • Kati

    I recall reading this in middle school and finding it ok, though not as fun a read as were the harlequin historicals that I so enjoyed.


  • Becky

    The cover of this book and the description make it sound like a steamy romance, but it is more of a gothic mystery. It was well written but dragged a bit waiting for the reveal.


  • Jennifer

    I remember loving this book as a teenager, and I thought my 14 year old daughter might enjoy it. I decided to read it again before recommending it to her. I'm glad I did. I still kind of liked it, but my daughter would probably think it was a little boring. It's actually pretty good, but it's just too long. If it was my book, I'd do some hefty editing and cut out about a hundred pages. The first half of the book (where the main character is abducted by pirates) is exciting, but the rest of the b [...]


  • Greentea

    You will either love this of get bored with it. I'll go with the later. It is a long story about a murder that Rosetta eventually decides to solve. The murder was a tool on whose man she'll choose, Lucas the crippled or Simon the alleged killer. Rosetta was the neglected daughter of a well known professor. She's a bright child who grew with around the household helpers. She feels sorry that she's a girl with a very intelligent mind. That's what her father always does to her, ignore her and make [...]


  • Lorraine Montgomery

    Eleanor Hibbert is a name that is not that familiar to many readers and yet she was one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. She wrote in a variety of genres with several different pseudonyms. Most historical fiction fans will know her as Jean Plaidy; romance novel aficionados will recognize her as Victoria Holt. She used other pen names, some anagrams or portions of her real name, but these two are probably the best known.This summer I read Holt's historical romance, The Captive. A [...]


  • Charybdis

    I remember cringing a bit when I bought this novel shortly after its first printing. In those days the bodice-rippers often had their heroines enjoy stints in a harem, but I'd never imagined Victoria Holt to use this as well. I pictured her saying to her publisher "They want harems? I can give them harems, shipwrecks, pirates, deserted islands, just wait and see!" So she did, but it felt odd. Clinical. There was nothing sensuous about this harem life. Many Holt heroines aren't very sensual, but [...]


  • Josie

    Its been a while since I read this so I might be a bit fuzzy.I really liked how the book jumped from situation to situation, it really mixed things up. It was almost like reading three different books. I loved the time she spent in the harem. I loved how she first met Lucas and then how he got hurt during the shipwreck. I thought for sure he was going to die, especially with how high society and primpy he was. Her love for Simon was understandable given he saved them from the shipwreck and from [...]


  • Beth

    I have read most of Victoria Holt's novels, and after reading just a few, it became apparent that her novels are centered around plot and action, versus flowery prose, description or character. Holt excels at creating a mysterious tale of danger and intrigue, in which the mystery isn't solved until the last possible moment. That's what keeps me reading (and re-reading because I had forgotten what happened) Holt's books. They are light, fun and easy reads that don't disappoint--as long as you are [...]


  • Sabrina

    Loved, loved, loved it! This was one of the first romances I ever read. I found it on my much-older sister's shelf (she was a massive Victoria Holt fan as a teenager) and enjoyed reading it secretly, probably because I was quite young to be getting involved with romances.This was a lovely story and included so many different interesting elements that it will stay a favorite for a long time.Not only did it include elements of Ancient Egypt (the heroine being named after the Rosetta Stone as her p [...]


  • Dot Dittman

    Victoria Holt is always a good read when you want the bad guys to lose and the good guys to win and romance to overcome. But first, you have to figure out who the bad guys and who the good gus are Her stories are not terribly complicated, but always engrossing. This story concerns a young woman brought up with her parents absent-mindedly ignoring her while she socializes with the servants. Then her life starts to speed up as she comes of age. She takes a sea journey with her parents, meets two y [...]


  • Natalya

    The language is somewhat dated, over descriptive in a school marmy way. I didn't care for the first person POV with that diary feel. The harem intrigue was saucy but generic, I had a déjà vu throughout that I've read something similar before, Angelique perhaps, perversely disappointing that she did escape untouched, a gold mine missed. Comraderie in difficult circumstances became basis for love of main characters, not enough romantic depth. The last part which is a mystery is outright boring, [...]


  • Lynne Taylor

    First book I have read from Virginia Holt. It's very good. Takes you from an upper class house in London, to a shipwreck, which leads the main characters to being trapped in a harem. They finally escape and then Rosetta ends up as a governess, trying to prove the innocence of one of the men she was shipwrecked with, who was running away because he was accused of murder. Many twists and turns. Keeps you reading.


  • Lis Pagh

    på dansk : Fangen- som lydbog


  • Sheryl Tribble

    I enjoyed this book, but as others have mentioned, I expected more harem intrigue and less solving mysteries in England. I rarely really connect with Holt's heroines, but usually I share their enjoyment of other characters; while there were some fun characters in this book, there wasn't one that seriously grabbed me. Too much time spent on the male characters, perhaps; Holt's males rarely seem well-rounded to me.Not Holt's best, but sufficiently interesting escapism.


  • Ariana

    I was getting a little bored of this book by the time she came home to England. It's not what you think the description says. So, I skimed through the pages at the back of the book, and read two very three word lines. I suddenly became interested again because of what I had read. By the end, I was expecting something, but the outcome was completely different. And once again, Victoria Holt made me go "ohmigod". I am very happy that the ending turned out to be! I was expecting cliché but nope.


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