This HaBO comes from Ellie, who is searching for an older historical romance:
I don’t know if I want to reread this, necessarily, but I would like confirmation that this book exists. Who am I kidding? If someone can ID this I’ll read it.
I got this book from the library, probably some time in the 1990s. The heroine is American, but she ends up in England for Reasons having to do with her family. Also one of her sisters is missing but I don’t think that’s the main reason she’s there.
The heroine and some of her sisters are named after American states. I think the setting is after the American Revolution, but of course the British people keep calling them colonies. I think the heroine is Ginny (Virginia) and her sister is Carolina. There might be a Georgia too. There are also some younger half sisters (maybe twins) but they aren’t named after states.
I don’t remember if the hero is a sea captain/British lord (possibly both?). At some point the hero and the heroine are both on a ship.
The ship gets boarded by pirates (of course). But one of the pirates is a woman! And the hero knows her (he might have a secret past as a pirate?). The heroine knows her too! The lady pirate is her missing sister, Penny. Short for Pennsylvania.
I think that’s the closing scene of the book–she found her sister, and her sister is a pirate. Is there another book about the sister?
Someone knows this one. The state names are a big hint. My guess is that it’ll take no more than fifteen minutes. Don’t let us down, Bitchery!