Barbados Bound (Patricia McPherson Nautical Adventure Book 1)

Barbados Bound (Patricia McPherson Nautical Adventure Book 1)

ABOUT Linda Collison

Linda Collison
Linda Collison has received numerous awards for her creative writing, including the grand prize for fiction at the 1996 Maui Writers Conference. Her historical novel Star-Crossed (Knopf;2006) was a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age - 2007.  



Portsmouth, England,1760. Patricia Kelley, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Barbadian sugarcane planter, falls from her imagined place in the world when her absent father unexpectedly dies. Raised in a Wiltshire boarding school sixteen-year-old Patricia embarks on a desperate crossing on a merchantman bound for Barbados, where she was born, in a brash attempt to claim an unlikely inheritance. Aboard a merchantman under contract with the British Navy to deliver gunpowder to the West Indian forts, young Patricia finds herself pulled between two worlds -- and two identities -- as she charts her own course for survival in the war-torn 18th century.