Maria Hallett, a Cape Cod resident in 1713, has just delivered a baby boy, the son of the pirate, Black Sam Bellamy. Near death, her father escapes to another world to try to save his daughter and grandson.
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Wonderful World of Janet Elaine Smith
Maria Hallett has been captivated by the dashing pirate, Black Sam Bellamy, but he leaves her--alone and pregnant in 1713. The baby nearly dies at birth, but Maria's father, John, goes across a field to entice modern OB/GYN doctor, Angus McPherson, to come to her rescue.
Dr. Angus saves the baby's life, using modern means, but is shocked when he learns he has made the ultimate HOUSE CALL TO THE PAST. When Maria is accused of witchcraft, he opts to stay with her in the past, offering to marry her to save her from a lifetime in prison. Maria agrees, but vows she will never love anyone but Black Sam.
"Enough of this talkin'," John said. You best be gettin' on your way to the town hall or they'll be startin' without you."
"There is a bit more to the plan," Dr. Angus said. "I think maybe you should hear it before the meeting."
"Well?" John asked.
"I plan to tell them that little Sam isn't a bastard at all. I will tell them that I am going to marry Maria, and the little fellow will have a father--as legal and right as any other family in Yarmouth."
John and Mary stared at each other, then at Dr. Angus in disbelief. This man was almost a stranger to them. He may be a good man, but no man would offer such a thing after having been with them less than one full daay.
"But what happens when they find out you lied to them?" John asked.
"Who's lying?" Dr. Angus asked.