Beloved Castaway by Kathleen Y’Barbo
Isabelle Gayarre is a desperate woman, so desperate that she is willing to stake her freedom - and her life - on a man she's never met. Fleeing a life of servitude in 1830s New Orleans, Isabelle refuses to be owned by anyone, yet soon finds her heart in danger of being possessed by the godless Captain Josiah Carter. Can Isabelle trust him to help her escape without losing her heart?
Josiah Carter, running from demons of his own, is stirred by the presence of the beautiful woman seeking refuge on his ship. Realizing that a runaway slave can never be his, legally or otherwise, a storm begins to brew within. Will their love ever reach a safe haven, or is it doomed to wreck upon the jagged reefs of Florida's Fairweather Key?