Ship designer and captain, Gareth Taliesin, must find a wife and have a family within seven years or lose the partnership and shipping business in Delaware Colony. Time has almost run out when Ainsley MacPherson of Aberdeen, Scotland, finds herself bound in marriage as the ill-fated result of a game of cards between her father and Gareth Taliesin.
Gareth and Ainsley are plunged into the dangers waiting for them from pirates on the high seas, and in Delaware Colony women are missing. Would Ainsley be among them.
Gareth's good friend, Captain David Alexander, and his family help solve the mystery behind the missing women and the pirate attacks, but at what cost to Gareth and Ainsley, and the villagers of Lewes, Delaware.
About Valerie J. Routhieaux (Green Bay, Wisconsin Author)
Valerie J. Routhieaux lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has been writing most of her life. She received a diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in 2006, and published her first book in the Colonial America Series, Scarred in 2012, followed by Manifest Destiny in 2013, and Stowaway in 2014. Scarred is now in its third edition this year. Her latest book, Freedom's Cry is now published. This is the last book in the series.
Valerie is a Vietnam Veteran, having joined the Navy in 1972. She is fiercely patriotic. She has enjoyed many different jobs, but her favorite was serving her country with honor.
Valerie is a mother of three, grandmother of five, and great grandmother of two. She enjoys swimming, reading, and writing. She has a strong faith in God, and being from Wisconsin, and particularly Green Bay, is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.