Rachel remembered nothing of the past. Her sister Merrilea remembers too much. With IMMORTAL, Anne Meredith continues the saga of the Trelawneys of Williamsburg, which began in 1746 with TENDER, the love story of Rachel and slave-trader Grey Trelawney. IMMORTAL is the story of Merrilea, the younger sister of Rachel, who has been raised in hiding by her grandmother, Hannah Hastings (Nan), an English woman with a stormy, sorrowful past and many secrets. When Merrilea was still a toddler, her grandmother (Nan) changed her name to Marley Hastings for her own protection - and for Nan's. Join Marley, an archaeologist and Williamsburg historian, as she discovers the "Lost Sea Captain" in the dig of an 18th-century ship found in a construction site in Norfolk. When she goes on a Caribbean vacation with Nan, Marley nearly drowns in a tropical storm until she's rescued by a handsome sea captain. Marley soon learns she's traveled in time and that Hawk and his best friend, Raven, support the American revolution on their ship, the Adventurer, as privateers in the year 1775. The crew wages valiant fights against Royal Navy warships on the high seas, British Army gunners at the Battle of Great Bridge, and the villainous Lucian Caine, who has returned from the past to settle an old score he has with the Trelawneys.As shy Marley falls in love with the charming Hawk, he brings her out of her shell and teaches her to relish life, and to overcome fear with courage. Hawk himself is pleasantly surprised at the passion revealed in the fiery young woman. Marley soon comes to realize that Hawk is indeed the Lost Sea Captain - but how can she intervene in his fate without upsetting history?
Anne Meredith is a Texas native and the author of Love's Timeless Hope, Love Across Time, and Tender (The Trelawneys of Williamsburg Series, Book One). She is interested in all types of history, but especially Texas History, New York History, Southern History, and American History.