Nine years ago Richard Allen fled England when his avaricious father, the Earl of Manford, betrothed him to Julia Miller, the young daughter of London's wealthiest merchant. Having seen how his father's ambition ruined his older brother's prospects for happiness with an arranged marriage, free-spirited Richard takes to the sea determined to live his own life.
Lindsey, Johanna. Malory novel (Brilliance Audio (Firm))
Arranged marriage -- Fiction.
Betrothal -- Fiction.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Heiresses -- Fiction.
Love-hate relationships -- Fiction.
Malory family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- Fiction.