Constanza Symthe takes a chance when she accepts a job as governess of the Hopkins children in North Carolina. Boarding a Brigantine ship, she takes her sister, Katrina, and brother, Will, and tries to escape painful childhood memories.
Lucian Blackwell was sent by his employer to go and bring Constanza and her brother and sister to StoneWater. He believes Mr. Hopkins chose well in hiring Constanza.
Constanza tries to put the bitter life she had growing up behind and start a new one. She was trained to be a surgeon’s assistant and some believe it might come in handy with her new position as governess. On the ship ride over, she never imagined witnessing such horrific circumstances. Lucian arrives to take her to the plantation. She finds him a quiet, calculating type person. In her travels she meets Edward Teache, whom Lucian is certain is Blackbeard the Pirate. Edward had plans to marry Constanza, but his world shatters when he learns she may turn to Lucian. At the age of twenty-eight, Constanza’s world quickly becomes embedded with many obstacles that seem to surmount daily until she finds the happiness she has long searched for.
Bride of Blackbeard is a compelling tale of sorrow, pain, love, and hate. With a cast of characters, each with their own trait, the story is hard to put down. From the moment I started reading about Constanza and her upbringing, I was torn. Each of the people she encounters on her journey has an experience to share, drawing in the reader more. Ms. Chapman sketches a story that tugs at the heartstrings. Her well-researched tale brings many things into light that this reader was not aware of. I believe many will be touched in some way by this extraordinary book that leaves much thought.
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