Ann Cockcroft is the author of three novels and a book of poetry. She is also an artist, with works owned around the world. She and her husband, the author Luke Rhinehart, recently collaborated on revising her third novel and publishing it under a new title, PIRATED HEART.
Indentured to an abusive man, 17-year-old Heather Woode must try to save herself by masquerading as the Lady whom she once served as maid. She falls in love with a man who also has a secret life—as a pirate and Patriot spy. Each alone knows the other's secrets, and they find themselves in a passionate affair that in the perilous year 1776 means disgrace or death is always only a misstep away.