Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
Publication Date: 2013. Check Availability

Set in 1819, the book follows Owen Wedgwood, a renowned chef who has been kidnapped by the infamous pirate, Captain Hannah Mabbot, who spares his life on the condition that he make her an exquisite meal every Sunday without fail. While he tries to make do with the meager ingredients on her ship and covertly plan his escape, he is forced to accompany Mabbot and her crew as they evade the obsessed inventor-turned-privateer sent to hunt them down while they in turn attempt to track a fellow pirate with mysterious connections to Mabbot. (Steffanie)