A young widow desperate to escape. A past that won't let her go.
"A cracking good story!" "I was instantly transported to another time and place."
The year is 1841. Victoria is on the throne, but women are not in control of their own destiny. Elisabeth Godwin is facing a grim future after the death of her husband. Her brother-in-law is desperate to avoid ruin and determined to remove the threat she poses to him, leaving an escape to the colonies as her only option.
An epic voyage in a crowded sailing ship brings its own challenges, from ferocious storms to social rivalries and single men in want of a wife. But the greatest challenge of all will be figuring out who her enemies are and why they are pursuing her, before it is too late. Courage and ingenuity alone will not be enough to survive, but who can she trust to help? And who can she trust with her heart?
Read as a stand-alone novel or as Book 2 in the French Legacy trilogy.
"I was hooked into it from the first page."
"I loved the red herrings and the way it built to a very tense climax."
"An engaging and riveting story, underpinned by solid historical research."