Howard Blakewood loses his infant daughter Kate's hand in marriage during a game of chance to a mysterious stranger. Little does Howard know that Kate is now betrothed to his long lost wife's former beau, a man driven by revenge. On her eighteenth birthday, Kate has to make the perilous journey to the United States in the company of her faithful nursemaid to meet her future husband. On the voyage her ship is attacked by the famous pirate "The Duke" and Kate finds herself his captive. But who is he really? And, what does he want with Kate? Ocean of Desire is a stirring tale of lost love, revenge and passion set on the high seas. Anna George is a writer and successful businesswoman. This is Anna's first venture into the swashbuckling world of historical romance. She lives in Yorkshire, England with her family and various animals who reside at their home.