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The only way Cassandra Channing can provide for her younger siblings is to hire a privateer, captained by the rogue, Luke Heaton. Anxious to redeem his reputation and help Cassandra, Luke works hard and brings home much wealth for her family. Yet after an encounter with a British warship, Luke is blackmailed into selling supplies to enemy ships just off the coast. When Cassandra suspects foul play, she sneaks aboard his ship to catch him in the act. Secrets and dangers abound as the British fleet heads toward Baltimore and begin to bombard Fort McHenry. With the fate of their fledgling nation at stake, what destiny awaits this couple as they struggle in their faith, lives, and love?
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Baltimore lady Cassandra Channing is determined to support her family by hiring a privateer. Luke Heaton is a handsome rake who is being blackmailed by the British into selling supplies to their ships. Both are caught up in romance amid the intrigues and dangers of the War of 1812.From the Back Cover:
An upper crust lady desperate to save her family. . .
A nefarious town rogue blackmailed into selling out his country. . .
And the destiny that awaits them both amid the War of 1812.
When the War of 1812 robs Cassandra Channing of her father and brothers, she must find a way to support her mother and younger siblings without being forced to marry a man she does not love. Determined to remain independent, she hires a privateer, captained by the town rogue.
Tortured by guilt over his parents’ death, Luke Heaton spends his time drinking and gambling. When Cassandra offers him enough money to fix up his ship, he sees an opportunity to redeem his reputation and help the lady he has loved from afar. Things go well until the British blackmail him into selling supplies to their ships. Still Luke cannot allow Cassandra’s family to be tossed on the streets.
When Cassandra begins to suspect Luke’s nefarious activities, she is heartbroken. Hoping to prove her suspicions wrong, she sets out to catch him in the act. But what she doesn’t expect is to get caught up in a massive British invasion. . .and one of the most decisive battles of the war where lives, liberty, and the future of a nation are at stake.
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Book Description Barbour Books, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Original. Seller Inventory # DADAX1602601674
Book Description Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1602601674
Book Description Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111602601674