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The Captain's Lady

Jo Goodman

ISBN 0821759485
Publish Date 8/1/1998
Format Paperback
Categories Zebra, Romance, Historical
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Jo Goodman enchants readers with her irresistible tales of adventure and sensual romance. Now, with The Captain's Lady, this beloved award-winning author presents a classic romance of two wary people discovering the unplumbed depths of the human heart as they explore the dangerous waters of desire.

When Alexis Danty awakens to find herself on a ship sailing for America, she is furious with Captain Tanner Cloud for spiriting her away and ruining her plans to avenge the violent deaths of her beloved family. When he refuses to return her to her Caribbean home, she vows to one day escape even though she finds herself more attracted to Cloud with each passing day. She knew Cloud was protecting her from danger, but she would not rest—or abandon herself to his embrace—until she had her revenge.

Finally after making a daring escape, Alexis sets out on her mission, reinventing herself as Alex Danty, captain of the notorious pirate ship The Dark Lady. But when her path once again crosses with Tanner's, she is unable to forget the unexpected passion that consumed them both. Only he knows the perilous course she is navigating and only he can offer the help she needs—risking treason for the love they can no longer resist.

About Jo Goodman:

To find characters to illustrate my first family saga, I cut out models from the Sears catalogue. I was in fourth grade, but it was a start. In seventh grade I wrote a melodrama about two orphan sisters, one of whom was pregnant. There was also a story about a runaway girl with the unlikely name of Strawberry and one about mistaken identities and an evil blind date. My supportive, but vaguely concerned parents, sighed with relief when I announced I was going to write children's books. They bought me an electric typewriter and crossed their fingers, but somehow PASSION'S BRIDE came out. No one was really surprised.

I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry and some notion that I would do marine research. Years of competitive swimming didn't help me anticipate seasickness. A career change seemed in order. I began working with adolescents and families, first as a childcare worker and later, after graduating from West Virginia University with a master's degree in counseling, as a therapist. I am currently the executive director of a child caring/mental health agency and find my work and my writing often compliment each other. One grounds me in reality and the other offers a break from it.

I chose my pen name because none of my college friends ever called me Joanne and Goodman is simply a loose translation of Dobrzanski. Two careers. Two names. One makes the other possible. When both sides of my brain are talking, it's a party!

Jo has written 18 historical romances, 3 short stories, and 1 novella. Her first book, PASSION'S BRIDE (reprinted in 1998 as THE CAPTAIN'S LADY), won best pirate romance from Romantic Times. FOREVER IN MY HEART won a Reader's Choice Award for best historical romance in 1994 and ONLY IN MY ARMS was a finalist the following year.

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