Lucky Lancaster charts the nail biting seafaring adventures of James "Lucky" Lancaster as he grows from a stumbling midshipman into a battle scarred naval hero. Temporary peace with Napoleon suspends James' naval career. He returns to the family estate, discovering that his father, Lord Lancaster has died, and his half-brother has stolen his inheritance.
Now penniless, he is blocked from seeing his sweetheart, the dynamic Lady Edith, by her over-protective parents.
James endeavours to escape the poor house by starting a risky smuggling venture. Can he escape the Excise men, retrieve his inheritance and avoid the legal traps set by his half-brother to dishonour him. Will the unconventional Edith delay her arranged marriage? Has James' luck finally run out?
"A NEW HEREO HAS ARRIVED"
"A REAL PAGE TURNER"
Peter Beale's cinematically charged, first novel, is surely influenced by his illustrious film career - working on the likes of Dr Zhivago and Star Wars. Consequently, Lucky Lancaster is an action-packed historical epic, mixing espionage, romance and social intrigue.