Grievously wounded by the King’s men, pirate Captain Blackjack Bellamie finds adventure and unlikely sanctuary in the arms of the Lieutenant Governor’s widow. This fast paced pirate adventure will leave you breathless. Rich settings in the Carribean add to the intrigue of these well developed characters to make this novel one you can’t put down.
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During the Golden Age of Piracy, Captain “Blackjack” Bellamie, a buccaneer of Romany descent, is wounded while fleeing the King's men. He struggles into the hinterlands of Jamaica to the mansion of Lady Chloe Smyth Caruthers, widow of the island's lieutenant governor. Before he has recovered, though, Chloe and her small staff learn that an intensified manhunt for him will soon be at their door. The pirate cannot remain at the estate, yet he is not strong enough to travel alone, so Chloe, who has fallen in love with him, elects to flee with him on foot through the wilderness. Their trek of nearly one hundred miles is fraught with peril from nature and man, including animal attacks, starvation, and capture by savages. Through these dangers and despite arguments and personality clashes, they come to know and respect each other. Knowing they can never live together, they marry nonetheless and then go their separate ways. They are profoundly changed by their brief relationship and the agonizing dilemma that follows, but rather than solving problems, their separation complicates and even endangers both lives. A desperate gamble may lift the threat that is keeping the couple apart, but time is running out. Can Captain Bellamie avoid mutiny and overcome the fury of the sea to be at his wife's side when their child is born? Will he risk hanging and return only to witness Chloe's final moments? Or will she muster the strength for one more breath?About the Author:
From the hills of Appalachia to the orchestra of an opera, in addition to amassing several college degrees, Pavanne LeJeune Pettigrew has worked as a microbiology lab technician, a veterinary technician, a dental assistant, and an over-the-road tractor-trailer driver.
A native West Virginian, Pettigrew has lived in the Charleston area for the past twenty years, having moved to the capital city to pursue a career as a professional musician and university music instructor. She was also the classical music critic for The Charleston Gazette for a number of years. Since 1990, after receiving her Master of Science degree and making a career shift, she has been an environmental geologist in hydrologic and groundwater protection for mining.
A childhood experience with a band of Gypsies established a life-long fascination with the Roma that is manifest in nearly every piece of fiction she writes, as is an obsession with pirates and the romance of the tall ships that is almost as long-standing. She is currently working on her next novel.
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