Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she’d never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother’s sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man’s world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry…
William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia’s marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family’s estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous “Lady” to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation…
Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?
I finally read the book that started the series I am completely hooked on!!!!! It’s wonderful! I love these characters soooo much! Amelia is a spitfire! Her antics as she sailed across the sea to London were so much fun. Captain Drake is the perfect match for her. I loved learning how Anna came to play such an important role in Amelia’s life. Fun to get a glimpse of Emma, Captain Drake’s little sister too. Sidney is riot. What a fantastic supporting character. I love them all so much. I can’t wait for the next book – do I really have to wait till April????? I might just have to reread some of the others. Moore’s love for the sea and history shows through in all of these adventures. I love being transported back in time and learning about these different places!
Content: Clean, some non graphic violence when an enemy ship attacks
Source: Review Copy
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