It's 1795 and 19-year-old Kerenza Vyvyan's estranged family has been missing for a year on a trading voyage to the Mediterranean.
When her father returns fo raise the ransom needed to free his wife and elder daughter held hostage in Tangier, he demands Kerenza sail back with him on the packet, Kestrel . But the Kestrel's commander is Nick Penrose, the man who broke Kerenza's heart.
Following an attack by a French privateer, and traumatic events on board, Kestrel reaches Tangier. But the dangers survived are only a taste of those to come. Tentatively reconciled, Kerenza and Nick draw strength from each other. Then tragic events force Kerenza to make a promise she fears will part them forever... until one final twist of fate.
Author: Jane Jackson
Title: Tide of Fortune
Series: Nick Penrose
First Published by: Robert Hale Ltd