"A woman aboard ship brings ill luck." Especially one as distractingly fiar as Roxanne Stapleford. And from the very first, Captain Tom Pennan's two closest friends, Sir Darrell and Charity Conyngton, had warned him that this voyage seemed strangely singled out by fate. But Tom agreed to let Roxanne sail with him to Barbados. He did not know he was also carrying her fugitive love and a hold full of trouble.