Lorena Dureau

Paperback, 1987, 429 pages

Publisher: Paperjacks

ISBN-10: 0770105084

Beautiful Nicole D’Arecenaux is unjustly accused of killing a gendarme and is sentenced to death by hanging. But her sentence is altered to deportation to the harsh Louisiana colonies where she is expected to “comfort” the female-starved settlers of the Mississippi delta. Nicole suffers as her hope for the future dies coldly. That is until she meets renegade sea captain Paul Dawson, with whom she finds love, amidst the fiery Spanish warships ruled by the ruthless Rodrigo Escobar – Dawson’s most hated enemy. When fate sweeps in, a new love struggles to survive against the bitter ravages of war…