How does a British Admiralís daughter end up being sold as a slave on the auction block in St. Kitts? Could it be the loss of her mother, the verbal abuse of a strict father, the violation by a family member? Or maybe that her sister is a pirate! All these things and more drove Hope Westcott to seek love and value in the arms of unscrupulous men and hence into this dire situation. Nathaniel Mason has loved Hope from afar for years, but her scandalous behavior, along with his efforts to start a shipping company, have kept him at a distance. Growing up an orphan has convinced Nathaniel that only wealth can provide security. Yet when he sees Hope on the auction block, how much of that security will he risk to save her? Hurricanes, shipwrecks, deserted islands, and even pirates threaten to keep the lovers apart before they learn that only God can provide the love and assurance they both seek.