Upon hearing of her mother’s death, Elizabeth Benjamin returns home to Key West, along with her fussy aunt and maid. As they approach home, their ship is wrecked upon the reef and the wreckers head out to rescue, and bring them to shore. As the wrecker reaches her, she sees that it is Rourke O’Malley, the only man she has ever loved. But a man her father will never accept.
As Elizabeth adjusts to being home once again, she realizes she can never marry for status or money, but her father and aunt don’t care of her happiness as much as their comfort. But as time goes by, she realizes a secret diary left by her mother. As she reads, its words burn a hole in her heart. Can her father really not be what he seems? Her mother wasn’t always happy, she couldn’t have wanted Elizabeth to marry for status!
Just when it seems all hope is lost, God starts changing hearts. Forgiveness really can change people.
There were some deeper lessons here, but I also really enjoyed the coastal, fishing boat setting.
I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.