Lilian Finch was born in Crown Point, a fishing village in the Caribbean. In the early 1900s, women often died during childbirth, a fate Lilian's mother shared. Lilian's life was very different than most little girls-her father was a pirate.
Henry "Dead Eye" Finch knew that he must take care of his little girl, but it was bad luck to have a female aboard ship, so Henry decided that as far as anyone was concerned, Lilian was a boy.
As Lilian matured, she wondered why her father raised her as a boy. When Henry explained that it was for her and their family's best interests, Lilian understood, but longed to have her true identity revealed.
One day, Henry decides it's time to take Lilian on her first voyage. They, along with their band of buccaneers, will face a kidnapping and a dangerous ambush from enemy pirates.
Is Lilian doomed to a life of secrecy? Will her voyage prove to be her salvation or her demise?
Kelly Lin Roncace writes a wonderfully inventive tale with a delightful twist on fantasy stories of piracy. With a strong and spunky female protagonist, young women will find a new friend and role model that will have them dreaming of a life filled with adventure!
Kelly Lin Roncace has published several news articles and columns. Mrs. Roncace is currently writing the next book in the Lilian adventures. She lives in New Jersey.