The Ocean Mistress Author:Peter French As Captain Simon Salter left the Iroquois he had two objectives in mind: to sire a son and build a new ship that would outrun all rivals in the China trade. But now he is home, back to his devoted wife, Caroline. At first she seemed to be the same capricious girl he had left, but soon enough Simon realized how much she had changed. In additio... more »n to her usual requests for more and more exotic gifts from foreign lands, she now had another interest-a young Scottish revivalist, Duncan Talbot.
Simon did enjoy the fulfillment of one dream,however-the building of his new ship, The Ocean Mistress-though when at last he took her to sea, it was with the haunting fear that he had lost Carolina.
Salter sailed the high seas, a lonesome and despondent man, until Glory Ransome cameninto his life. But happiness was brief, for new perils threatened him: deadly storms, a sick and weary crew, and mortal dangers unknown even to him.« less