Keeping company with a reputed pirate is one thing, but falling in love with him could ruin the eccentric Crestwood family for good...
Sophie Crestwood is never going to catch a husband. Her father is a gossip, her mother has her nose in a book, and little Jack has shamefully been dismissed from boarding school. Worst of all, a pirate moves next door into Pembroke Hall.
When Sophie's sent to a matchmaking party at a neighboring estate, the pirate from Pembroke arrives and distracts everyone from the summer festivities. Unguarded, her feelings about the mysterious Captain Murdock bloom into a trusted friendship that Sophie fears may come to mean more than anyone would ever suspect.
Danielle Thorne writes stories about Regency ladies, pirates, and not-so-distressed damsels from her home south of Atlanta. A graduate of BYU-Idaho, she also writes contemporary happily-ever-afters set in the South for Harlequin's Love Inspired books. Free time is filled with documentaries, too much yard work, and not enough travel. When not writing wholesome romances, Danielle hangs out with friends or chases cats. She's been married to the same fellow for thirty years, has four sons, two daughters-in-law, and twin grandbabies.