Fletcher Christian and Isabella Curwen are first cousins who grow up together in the Lake District; kindred spirits who, like Heathcliff and Cathy, are bound to fall in love. But Isabella is promised to another cousin, John, and Fletcher, dashing though he is, comes from the poor side of the family.
When Isabella, an only child and heir to the Curwen fortune, inherits and John becomes her guardian, he and her relations conspire to prevent her and Fletcher's union. Isabella marries John; Fletcher joins the Navy and later signs on for the Bounty voyage. And the rest, you might think, is history. In fact, it is only the first act in the drama of Fletcher and Isabella ...
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Fabulous plot based on a true story. First cousins Isabella Curwen and Fletcher Christian were forbidden to marry, despite their passion. He took part in the mutiny on the Bounty leaving her to guard their secret - Daily Mail
With this blend of history, romance and suspense, you'll find yourself swept away - Woman's Realm
Delightful debut novel ... an intriguing love story based on real life mysteries - Publishing News
Anybody interested in the Mutiny or just enjoying a good story will find plenty to please them here. This is a haunting story that lingers in the mind long after reading; the sure sign of a satisfying book - Historical Novels Review
Picture Mel Gibson on the streets of Workington and Cockermouth, starring in a new romantic blockbuster to rival Titanic - Cumberland News
Full of mystery, suspense, chilling legends, shifting mists, sombre bell peals and shadowy rowing boats, Fiona Mountain's novel is hard to put down and a fascinating read - Westmorland Gazette
Fiona Mountain was a press officer at BBC Radio 1 for ten years and is the author of four novels. She lives in the Cotswolds with her family and is working on her next book, Cavalier Queen, based on the life of Charles I's queen, Henrietta Maria.