Roberta Crousseau, Her Shipwreck and Return
Corless Smith, author
On her way to the New World with her young mistress, Roberta Crousseau is shipwrecked on a tropical island where she fights to survive. With tools from the wrecked ship she carves out a home, plants a green and raises goats. For the first time in her life she is not a servant, but she's profoundly lonely. One day a tribe jettisons an Indian man on the island. Overcoming confusion and misunderstanding, he and Roberta grow close. Their happiness is broken by a fanatic who kidnaps Roberta back to England where she must decide whether or not to return to the island.