Emma and her brother were traveling by steamship from Mackinac Island to Detroit, in order to begin a new life and have more opportunities. Their ship was robbed by pirates, set on fire, and they had to jump from the burning ship to save their lives. Hours later, Emma says, “I do,” and marries a complete stranger. Patrick, her new husband, is a lighthouse keeper on Lake Huron, and needs a wife to care for his young son. Emma gladly embraces the opportunity to form a new family, and although keeping a home and cooking are new responsibilities for her, she takes on her tasks with determination. As Emma develops feelings for her new husband, questions about his past continually surface, and she wonders how they could possibly continue their lives together.
I truly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it. The good guys were good, and the bad guys were bad. The question of which side Patrick was on is resolved well.
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have happily given.