London’s cutthroat shipping trade is no place for a lady, although Olivia Cantarell has secretly acted as her father’s assistant for years. Now she has inherited his company, she has no mind to give up control over it–and herself–by marrying, however flattering it is to be sought after for the first time in her life. In spite of threats and intimidation, she will fight to keep her business.
Careful, responsible, and twice jilted, Captain Marcus Easterday has no heart to attempt marriage a third time. But he cannot stand by and see a woman cheated of her livelihood by Ambrose Hawkins, rumored to be a former pirate, a man whose name is known and feared in ports from the West Indies to China. Courted by the ruthless Hawkins while relying on the scrupulous Easterday’s help, Olivia must conceal the identity of one of her clerks and protect her company and employees. Who can she trust?
In the Pool of London, Olivia may be in over her head.
Captain Easterday’s Bargain placed Third in the Novel – Historical category of the 2019 OKRWA IDA Contest.
Some mystery, some romance, no explicit sex. Language? Well, sometimes a bit stronger than “Zounds!”
Captain Easterday’s Bargain is available at various e-book outlets at: https://books2read.com/u/b5QKzO