In the enticing world of horse racing, where masculinity reigns and propriety is paramount, we meet twenty-year-old Jessie Warfield. Now, Jessie is not your typical lady, oh no. She defies convention by donning men's clothing and riding her father's racehorses with a fierce determination. Naturally, this earns her the label of disgrace among society's elite.
But hold your horses, ladies and gents, because there's more to this tale than meets the eye. Enter James Wyndham, an eligible widower and owner of a neighboring horse farm. Ah, the plot thickens! While Jessie may compete with James on the racetrack with a burning desire to win, her heart secretly beats for him. Yet, James sees her as nothing more than a pesky little sister, constantly testing his patience.
Now, let me paint you a picture of the unusual romance that unfolds against the backdrop of Baltimore's high society equestrian scene. As Jessie valiantly tries to shield James from a matrimonial snare, her own reputation takes a nosedive, forcing her to bid farewell to her beloved hometown. Where does she seek refuge, you ask? Why, in the grand estate of James's British cousins, of course! Here, she undergoes a magnificent transformation from a rough-and-tumble jockey to a refined lady, thanks to the pampering hands of the Earl and "Duchess" of Chase.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the twist of fate that sparks an inferno within our newly minted couple. For, hidden deep within their shared passion, lies a horrifying truth that reveals itself through haunting nightmares. These nightmares, my friends, are none other than fragments of a dark past—a past tainted by an attempted rape and murder. And guess what? These sinister events may just have a connection with none other than the notorious pirate, Blackbeard.
Oh, the suspense! Can you hear the hunt for Blackbeard's lost treasure echoing in your ears? The stakes are high, my dears, and the trail is hot. Join Jessie and James as they embark on a breathtaking adventure, unearthing secrets buried within the pages of Blackbeard's diaries.
In this riveting audiobook, Catherine Coulter weaves together romance, intrigue, and a quest for hidden fortune. Narrated by the talented Eleanor Swinden, this tale will keep you on the edge of your seat for a captivating 11 hours and 25 minutes. But heed my words, my dear listeners, for this audiobook has received a rating of 2.9 out of 5.
So, grab your earbuds and prepare to be transported into the world of horse racing, forbidden love, and a treasure hunt like no other. Listen closely, my friends, for the secrets of the past are waiting to be unlocked in "Catching the Wind."