Elizabeth Fields fears that her dear friend Anna Martin will forever be the spinster-never to court; never to wed. At twenty-seven, Anna is steadfast in her refusal to allow a man into her heart. Instead, she devotes all her energies to her duties as headmistress of The Martin School for Young Ladies, the well-regarded finishing school founded by her deceased father. Despite Elizabeth's best matchmaking efforts, Anna had never met a man who can hold a candle to her ideal man. But that was before she met Captain Richard Sedgwick, master of the cargo schooner Connaught Explorer. After surviving the direst of circumstances at sea, Richard explodes into Anna's life and things will never be the same again. In Richard, Anna sees all of the manly traits for which she has always pined: handsome, rugged good looks; hor; courage, and savoir-faire. In short, Anna finds Richard to be perfect-except for one small detail...Richard's love is the sea. Will Anna succeed in turning Richard's head from his beloved ship and his many adventures? Can she overcome her own misgivings concerning Richard's career, and her own naivete in matters of the heart? And will Richard actually survive his journeys to come home safely to her? Tempestuous Seas is a sweeping adventure-romance set in coastal Virginia during the Age of Sail. Marked by its complex characters, thrilling adventures and sumptuously-described locales, Tempestuous Seas is bound to please fans of the genre, as they follow Richard and Anna through the trials that threaten to keep them apart for all time.