*A New York Times Bestseller In an era of treacherous uncertainties, Shermaine O Hearn has made powerful enemies who have found a way to rid themselves of the outspoken, hot-blooded beauty. She finds herself in America facing a life of indentured servitude to a Virginia shipbuilder. It is rumored that Gage Thornton is responsible for the untimely death of the wife whose child Shermaine now cares for. And as Shermaine and Gage begin to realize that their destinies are joined, danger reaches out from across the ocean . . .