Marilee Booth masquerades as an old woman and hires on as a cook aboard a ship headed to the colonies. She seeks to evade her stepmother, who has attempted to kill her. She is smitten by the handsome captain, who sees her merely as a part of the crew. On the last night at sea, when she doffs her disguise and decides to say goodbye to him while he sleeps, her life is forever altered. And now she may not survive…
About the author
Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York, and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled, and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned, and has so far produced five novels, including two historicals.
Hatchel lives in Memphis, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband, a wonderful stepson, Matt, and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.