First published in 1903 under the title Bubbles We Buy, this novel follows the gothic drama of one family from Paris, Italy and England to rural Nova Scotia. Almost everyone in this novel conceals dark secrets about their past. The recently-dead Captain Bauer was a wealthy merchant who stole a jewel-studded, cursed statue--the Virgin of Wrath--from a cathedral in Brazil.When his grandson discovers it, the family secret is slowly unveiled, setting in motion a tragic and exciting sequence of events including a tainted fortune, hereditary madness, and doomed love. A Privateer's Fortune is a lush, romantic novel of passion, greed and thwarted desire. A Formac Fiction Treasures series title.