By A. Manette Ansay

ISBN-10: 0061161845

ISBN-13: 9780061161841

ISBN-10: 0380732882

ISBN-13: 9780380732883

From big apple occasions bestselling writer A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable tale of 2 households united by way of tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional trip towards a decision she'd by no means suggestion attainable. On a typical morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered while a under the influence of alcohol motive force -- Meg's onetime ally, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' motor vehicle, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers from her personal accidents, she and Rex are surprised whilst Cindy Ann gets a trifling slap at the wrist. of their rage and grief, they purchase a ship to sail world wide, hoping to place as a lot distance as attainable among themselves and Cindy Ann. but if Meg returns to Fox Harbor for a kin marriage ceremony, she's compelled to stand the complicated ties that bind her to the lady who has destroyed her peace.

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For a moment, I didn’t remember where I was. Then a wave splashed up against the bulwark, misting my forehead and cheeks. Oh, I thought. This. ” I said, wriggling out of my sleeping bag. A clean, white light shimmered on the horizon. “Tanker,” Rex said. “It’ll pass off our port side. ” “A little,” I said. The light seemed to be getting closer, but it was difficult to say. Above us, clouds hung in a loosely woven net, backlit by the waxing moon. ” “Doubt it. ” “I was dreaming about Evan,” I said.

I looked at Rex; he shrugged. “Bermuda, for now. ” “Now that’s the cruising spirit,” Eli said. ” Bernadette laughed. ” Like farmers, the four of us stopped talking for a moment, stared reverently, beseechingly, at the sky. ” Rex asked. ” He was already in the cockpit, tossing aside cushions and hatch covers, lifting the bench seat to reveal a wide access hole. With amazing agility for a man his size, he slithered down into it. Rex followed, moving deliberately, holding his right arm close to his side.

Don’t sweat it,” Rex said. ” “A seasoned sailor, matey,” he said, giving me a fierce pirate scowl. ” But what ran through my veins was good, old-fashioned blood: I knew because I saw it constantly. My bare thighs were covered with bruises. I knocked my head on the hatch covers, stubbed the nail off my littlest toe. And then, one night, the barometer dropped. The healed-over break in my ankle seemed to glow, red-hot, beneath my skin. The following morning, we encountered a line of squalls that hit very rapidly, one after the next.

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