Emma, shipwrecked from a pirate raid, lands near the Presque Isle lighthouse in Michigan. In the small town there are reluctant rescuers but one “needs a wife” lighthouse keeper. In a marriage of convenience, Emma and Patrick wed. Although Patrick appreciates the solitude of the lightkeeper’s life, he has to think of his 2-year-old son. And Emma enters the picture. Emma and her brother Ryan had an unconventional upbringing. Patrick had a savory past as a fighter/boxer, among other spirited adventures. And, Patrick’s first wife had died in a fall at the lighthouse. Though common knowledge, the circumstances surrounding the fall are fodder for gossip in the town. Emma and Patrick both long for normalcy and a place to belong where they can be true to God.
Thanks very much to Jody Hedlund who provided me an advance copy to read. I really enjoyed this book!