Once a self-assured outgoing debutante, the accidental death of her young husband has sent Lady Mignon Hargreaves Radcliffe into ten long years of mourning and hiding from life. Seeing no one outside her immediate family, she lives vicariously on their exploits while confined to her childhood chamber and her widow’s weeds.
Until the day she meets a ship’s captain from Virginia. The tall, handsome American pursues her from the moment they meet, determined to make her his and bring her back into the world. Her turncoat family actually helps him court her, the traitors!
After a whirlwind courtship, she marries her captain and sails from London to Norfolk. Their relationship grows along with their love, but Mignon’s adventure is just beginning.
In Virginia, Mignon’s life is very different from the world of British aristocracy. She explores new ways and places. She meets a pirate friend of her husband, the handsome Powhatan man who courts her sister-in-law, and steps out of her cage of mourning forever.
But her former life catches up with her when an old enemy employs vicious pirates to kidnap Mignon and sell her in the Moroccan slave markets.
A well-trained debutante learns to be prepared for any social situation. But will it be enough to save Mignon? Has she learned enough to escape the fate planned for her?
Continue the journey with the St Johns family in Mignon’s story, Swept Away.