Petals on the River
By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
The fiery and outspoken daughter of a successful Irish businessman, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. Falsely convicted of thievery, she is shipped off in shackles to the colony of Virginia, where she is sold into indentured servitude to Gage Thornton. A widowed shipbuilder who needs a nanny for his two-year-old son, Gage is believed by many to have murdered his wife. But Shemaine finds Gage to be generous, caring, passionate and kind, and soon they are falling in love -- until grave danger from across the ocean threatens their blossoming romance.