The O'Sullivan family has been in the shipping industry since before young Patrick was born. It is expected that the youngest son learns his way around the schooners and the seas, but Patrick O'Sullivan IV has never set foot on a ship. When tragedy befalls the family and Patrick finds himself in the care of his grandfather, a shipping tycoon, he is given a chance to have an adventure of a lifetime on the Patricia Rose. Thrilled by his good fortune at being able to finally sail on the open seas, fifteen-year-old Patrick never expected to find himself stranded on an island with the Patricia Rose nowhere to be found. Armed with only twenty barrels of rum and a pouch of seeds to keep him alive, Patrick must find a way off the island and back to his grandfather. Desperate for answers, the young sailor embarks on a journey for the truth behind what happened to his family and why he was abandoned by the crew. Soon all signs point to Patrick having company on the island, and possibly a helping hand along the way. About the Author A native of Tennessee, Barbara Sutton now resides in San Dimas, California. Her late mother, Rosa Lee, and sister, Patricia Rose, inspired the names of the ships.