Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851
An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind.
Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he’d purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship.
To the Swan’s motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract not only their lonely captain’s attention, but his heart, as well. For everyone knows the greatest charms are not those of the formal lady, but rather the possibilities of a new world built on love.
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About Susan Wiggs
Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the wildly popular Lakeshore Chronicles and the instant New York Times bestsellers Family Tree and The Oysterville Sewing Circle. Her award-winning books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.
About Christina Traister
Christina Traister, Earphones Award–winning narrator, has worked nationally as a professional actor for over fifteen years with a career focusing on classical theater. She teaches acting, voice, and stage combat in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University.