By A. J. Pearce
Published: May 11, 2011 by
Author Tony Pearce uses his own family legends as a base for this rollicking tale. Simon Pearce, born in poverty on the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, England, escapes a dangerous life of smuggling to rise up through the ranks and eventually captain his own ship. He marries a beautiful Portuguese woman, starting a family dynasty that flourishes through the excitements of the 18th century.