So what do you do if you are brought up as a Lady, and don’t have any skills other than keeping house? Or maybe, being a Governess.
The perennial problem facing young women back in the – well most centuries before women went out to anything other menial work.
And when you lose what little income you have, you fall back on your family – if you have one.
And this is the story that we follow here, but we have a dashing pirate – well smuggler, as so many were along the British southern coast (as my husband’s family can testify!) and a villainy lord of the manor – all good gothic elements for a romance story.
Nicely told with some good historical facts and descriptions of the poverty that so many villagers lived in where huts were basically mud floors and mostly mud walls and roofs.. with rents and work under the control of the local lord – even in the 19th century.
Gentle and cosy by the fire reading because it all works out in the end – as it must.