Oh my goodness! This is one of the best books i've ever read. It is going on my favorites list. Nancy Kington, on her 16 birthday is promised to a former pirate, now wealthy plantation owner. But Nancy is still in love with her childhood friend and love. Nancy flees Jamaica with Minerva Sharpe, a slave on her family's plantation. Nancy and Minerva join the piratical life as they try to outrun Bartholome, the man Nancy is promised to. Celia Rees does an extroadinary job depicting life as a women, a pirate, and a female pirate. I absolutely love this book. I reccomend everyone who likes their historical fiction to read it. It will blow you away.