"A beautifully crafted novel. One I would recommend to any historical fiction reader." -Tanya E. Williams, author of Becoming Mrs. Smith
He's haunted by the past. She's running from the future. One chance encounter will change them both.
Three years after his sister's death, Reuben Radford's once idyllic family is crumbling. Between his mother's madness, his father's criticism, and persecution by his own guilty conscience, the future has never seemed more bleak. He needs an escape. But who can he trust when the secret he carries is trying to destroy his very self?
The daughter of esteemed English upbringing, Maggie Archer has spent life dreading family obligations, no more so than the day her mother insists she select a prestigious husband. Except Maggie has lived with the effects of her parents' own loveless marriage for too long. She vows never to lose her heart in the same way, but is she prepared for how much that promise may ultimately cost her?
When Reuben and Maggie's paths unexpectedly collide, circumstance takes them on a voyage that forever changes their futures - and themselves. Will their choices set them free or will one reckless decision send them both down with the ship?