Jo-Ann is a disillusioned young woman who decides the best thing for her is to leave. Leave school, where she has been for seven years since the tragic death of her parents, which left her an orphan at the age of ten. Leave England and a society that forgot about her. Leave everything she knows, except her best friend, who insists on going with her – plunging them both into the dangers found on the high seas, with pirate battles, slave markets, and the hardships found in Colonial America.
Quentin Alexander, Earl of Thurgarton, learns he is Jo-Ann’s guardian through a message from the headmistress of the school she attended. With permission from the Crown, he's determined to bring Jo-Ann and her companion back to England.
Both Jo-Ann and Quentin are unwavering on seeing their objectives met: she to stay in the colonies, and he to take her back. Who will win the battle of wills, and at what cost?
About Valerie J. Routhieaux (Green Bay, Wisconsin Author)
Valerie J. Routhieaux lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has been writing most of her life. She received a diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in 2006, and published her first book in the Colonial America Series, Scarred in 2012, followed by Manifest Destiny in 2013, and Stowaway in 2014. Scarred is now in its third edition this year. Her latest book, Freedom's Cry is now published. This is the last book in the series.
Valerie is a Vietnam Veteran, having joined the Navy in 1972. She is fiercely patriotic. She has enjoyed many different jobs, but her favorite was serving her country with honor.
Valerie is a mother of three, grandmother of five, and great grandmother of two. She enjoys swimming, reading, and writing. She has a strong faith in God, and being from Wisconsin, and particularly Green Bay, is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.