Seed Of Sorrow (Soft Cover)
by Carol Hurt « View this author's BIO
Barclay mulled this over in his mind, starting to pace about as he did. He could, indeed, take her right now and be done with all this foolishness, but she could in turn, make him miserable, if she chose to tell any of his men about his actions. It would cause a mutiny, if he dared do what he had forbidden his men to do. He wheeled toward her.
Done then! His tone was jovial. I shall meet your terms and before we dock, you and I shall complete our bargain! He winked at her and added, I must caution you, not a word to the crew! Understood!? Emilia nodded her head, dumbfounded he had agreed to all of this with little or no hesitation.
He walked briskly toward her and grabbed her limp hand. Before she could jerk it from him, he vigorously pumped it up and down in a firm handshake.
Tis a good enough bargain, wouldnt you say, my love!? There was a mischievous twinkle in those dark eyes, which he carefully concealed from the green-eyed beauty before him.
In "Seed of Sorrow", escape is exactly what the heroine, Emilia Creighton, must do! She must escape marriage to Edward Haverton, a man she detests. She must escape her grandparents, the Creighton's who have convinced her that she will become like her mother, and one day go insane, killing anyone she dare love. Because of the fear of harming anyone, Emilia vows never to love! She finds her escape in the form of Captain Barclay D. Lancaster, whose ship is sailing to America. Stowing away is only the beginning of her adventurous journey that ends in the arms of the man who eventually wins her heart.