(From the publisher):
Miss Lydia Peartree was looking forward to an afternoon pleasure cruise off the coast of Devon. But she didn’t expect the captain of the Rook
to have the appearance of a pirate and the manners of a sea dog. Captain Matthew Frobisher, once a spy for king and country, now spends his time training young men in the art of espionage. To his chagrin, his superiors have saddled him with a silly Society chit on what was supposed to be a voyage for his students.
But the captain is surprised by Lydia’s courage during a squall that would send most women belowdecks. And Lydia is equally surprised to find that beneath the captain’s salty demeanor lies an intelligent—and pleasingly handsome—man whose resourcefulness will free the shipwrecked vessel from the French shore. While the Rook awaits repair in Finistère—“the end of land”—Matthew and Lydia are swept up in a wave of passion that threatens to drown all reason…
Original title: Castaway Hearts
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Historical→ Regency