The Heart is Torn
By Phyllis Mallett
Cornwall, 1782. Captain Traherne has been away at sea for three years. Beth, his betrothed, eagerly awaits his return but she fears his ship has been lost at sea. And now trouble is looming at home. After the death of her mother, Beth’s father has drunk and gambled away his fortune, falling prey to the unscrupulous Jonah Peake, who desires Beth. Will Beth ever find Adam alive and well? Will she be able to save her family from ruin and disgrace before it’s too late?