In this novel set just after the Civil War, Rachel Emmons is a woman of the run from an abusive husband . Fleeing Washington, she boards a schooner heading down the coast. When the captain and crew abandon the ship in a storm, Rachel is left unconscious, locked in a cabin. She is rescued by a lighthouse keeper, Ben Mitchell. Back at his cabin, Ben attempts to warm Rachel with the heat of his body. A spark is lit, but it is one they both fight even as others in the isolated island community–Ben’s aunt, his cousin, shopkeepers–take to Rachel. Could this isolated community be a place for her to start over? Can Ben keep Rachel safe when her husband comes looking for her?
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