Wings of the Wind - Available on Amazon Kindle
Mercedes Lawless is the prosperous owner of the Lavender Dry Goods Emporium in Galveston, Texas in 1850. A man walks in one day and says his employer, a clipper ship captain, has won her store in a card game from an uncle she didn't know she had. Mercedes won't let her store be taken without a fight. She confronts Captain Andre Lafitte on his clipper ship, Wings of the Wind, which brings on a series of mishaps. Captain and shopkeeper match wits over who has rightful claim to her store, who is going to find the lost uncle who has disappeared, and who really is in command. In end the two must come to grips with whether they stay the course in their own lives or join together and sail off into the sunset.
This story was wonderful, enjoyed the main characters so much. Especially Mercades with her independance. Which was rare for that time frame. I enjoyed the setting of Galveston, I am from Texas and been there many times. I will recommend this book. Debbie T., Texas