A reimagining of the origin story of Blackbeard the pirate and his forbidden love affair with a maid in his father's house--
Age Range: From 14 to 99
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse, February 2016
Product Dimensions: 8.2 L × 5.8 W × 1.5 H
Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: In this stunningly creative debut, Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of history s most infamous pirate Blackbeard and tells the story of the girl who captured his heart and then broke it, setting him on a path to destruction.
When Edward Teach Drummond, son of one of Bristol s richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn t love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. There s just one problem: he must convince his father to let him leave and never come back.
Following the death of her parents, Anne Barrett is left penniless. Though she s barely worked a day in her life, Anne takes a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks and Anne longs to escape the confines of her now mundane life. How will she ever achieve her dream of sailing to Curacao her mother s birthplace when she s trapped in England?
From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn together by a shared desire for freedom, but kept apart by Teach s father, their love is as passionate as it is forbidden. Faced with an impossible choice, Teach and Anne must decide whether to chase their dreams and leave England forever or follow their hearts and stay together.
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