Companion audiobook to the series: Men of the Octofoil, The Wind and Waves can stand alone. Eric Monroe-DuSharme's ancestors are introduced as they make their way over to America on a 17th century sailing vessel from England. Indentured servant Josephine is saved alive by the young aristocrat Adrian Monroe when her master is beating her to death. Adrian buys her indenture papers in order to keep her safe from the man, intending to set her free. When Josephine points out the fact that she has no means of supporting herself if he frees her she becomes a member of his household, which is limited to a cabin boy and Adrian's estranged father, who is the captain of the ship. Storms and pirates cripple the ship and all begin wondering if they will make it safely to America. Those who know how to pray, pray to God for help. Those who do not know how rely on those who do.