Time Period: Colonial America
Born to a prominent Boston family, Catherine Markham is a bit of a hellion despite her gentle upbringing. Stifled by the rules imposed by society, Catherine yearns for adventure. When her beloved brother is kidnapped, she decides to deliver the ransom herself -- with the help of a young man few others might turn to.
Derrick St. John lives on the edge. The memory of his dead father tainted by treason, Derrick's life has been spent at sea in both legal and not-so-legal pursuits. Determined to clear his father's name, the last thing this young pirate wants is to embark on a voyage to Savannah in the midst of a war with the British, much less with a young lady who spells trouble at every turn.
An emotion stronger than caution takes hold of Derrick, and he finds himself unable to refuse Catherine's pleas for assistance, even though the journey promises peril for them both. And so the headstrong girl and the daring sea captain sail into an exhilarating adventure that fast becomes a journey of the heart.
Avon True Romance a Publisher's multi-author series -
Bk 1: Lorraine Heath - Samantha and the Cowboy May-2002
Bk 2: Beverly Jenkins - Belle and the Beau May-2002
Bk 3: Kathryn Smith - Anna and the Duke May-2002
Bk 4: Margaret Moore - Gwyneth and the Thief Jul-2002
Bk 5: Meg Cabot - Nicola and the Viscount Aug-2002
Bk 6: Karen Hawkins - Catherine and the Pirate Sep-2002
Bk 7: Elaine Barbieri - Miranda and the Warrior Oct-2002
Bk 8: May McGoldrick - Tess and the Highlander Oct-2002
Bk 9: Kathryn Smith - Emily and the Scot Nov-2002
Bk 10: Lorraine Heath - Amelia and the Outlaw Jan-2003
Bk 11: Beverly Jenkins - Josephine and the Soldier Feb-2003
Bk 12: Meg Cabot - Victoria and the Rogue Mar-2003