As any of you who have read my biography know, I was born to American parents on an island in the Caribbean and raised on the Caribbean coast of South America until I was 12. My father worked for the oil companies, and I grew up in an idyllic setting of year-round warm trade winds, and daily trips to the local swimming pool or the beach for shell collecting.
We “returned” to the United States permanently when I was 12, but for some reason, I didn’t seem to understand that I would not be returning to the Caribbean as we did every year after our annual month-long vacation in the States.
It took me thirty years to get back to the Caribbean when I took my first cruise with my daughter, and I’ve been hooked on cruising ever since. Cruising itself isn’t a terribly expensive vacation, but the airfare to get to the ports can set a person back a bit! J Still, imagine exploring the Caribbean yet sleeping in the same room every night without lugging suitcases from hotel to hotel. And the food, delicious and free on the ship! What’s not to like?
I always dreamed of writing a pirate story set in the Caribbean, and here’s the blurb from Caribbean Dreams of Love. I hope you enjoy!
Blurb: Daisy and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lily, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. She isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced single mother to a busy teenage girl. She certainly isn't prepared for an enigmatic man named Peter whose idiosyncrasies in dress and speech mark him as an eccentric person to avoid. But Daisy can't avoid him. In fact, she begins to obsess about him from the first moment she catches him staring at her in the cruise ship terminal. Peter remains elusive and mysterious throughout the cruise. She catches sight of him occasionally, never often enough to please her, and they connect one wonderful night as he sweeps her into his arms for a waltz. A waltz? On a Caribbean cruise ship? While Daisy's dinner companions share nightly tales of the legends of cursed pirates, Daisy dreams of the mysterious man who has captured her heart.