Josette Price sees her future when she gazes across the lawn of Beddingfield Park. Her brother, George, has run off to sea and left the family in her care. Nothing would make her happier than to be settled within the palings of their home, but brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea. Learning the park is entailed to their ambitious cousin, Josette must decide between marrying her fickle childhood sweetheart or helping her infatuated sister trap him in her stead. Only Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives can stop the Price girls from making what could be another tragic mistake.
Pressured to marry for money, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person she can trust is John Smith -- if that's her rescuer's true name. Reaching her uncle's station in English Harbor, Julia must find a way to face her feelings and deal with her traitorous family, a dashing new suitor, and the guardian angel, John Smith, who has no qualms sporting counterfeit names and less than what is proper attire.
The reign of piracy is over in the Caribbean, or so it’s believed, until diamonds are discovered in Brazil. Despite the cover-up, Captain Julius Bertrand begins to hear whispers. Distracted by an avaricious woman he could never love and the beautiful Kate O’Connell who doesn’t need him, he tries to untangle the web of mysterious cargo someone in the New World wants kept secret. When Bertrand’s pirating past returns with the explosive force of a sweeping broadside, he finds he must sacrifice everything his respectable life has brought him, in order to save what matters most.
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