Frank Morgan, captain of the bargue Pegasus, always claimed he had two wives. The deeply respectable Hilda back in north London - and the sea.
But in the spring of 1885, outward bound for Boston with a cargo of cheap furniture and poverty-stricken Irish emigrants, a new and overwhelming emotion enters his iron-disciplined life.
Teresa O'Dee is young, lovely and with a spirit that awakens unnerving, long-buried memories of times past.
A the age of sail gives way finally to steam, everything in Frank Morgan's life is about to change...