Once, the sea took everything he loved . . .
Jesse Morgan is a man hiding from the pain of his past, a
man who has vowed never to give his heart again. Keeper of
a remote lighthouse along a rocky and dangerous coast, he
has locked himself away from everything but his bitter
Now the sea has given him a second chance.
A beautiful stranger washes ashore, the sole survivor of a
shipwreck. Penniless and pregnant, Mary Dare is a woman who
carries painful memories of her own.
With laughter, hope and joy, Mary and her child bring light
into the dark corners of Jesse's world. Soon friendship
turns to passion and passion becomes love. And together
they must fight the secrets from the past that threaten to
destroy all they hold dear.
"Jesse Morgan, isolated by sense of duty and years of self-
imposed penance, is lighthouse keeper of Cape
Disappointment in Washington territory, ca. 1876. A simple
log entry, "Recovered one survivor, a female...," will
change his life forever. With mythic styling, Wiggs creates
a tempest-tossed, illiterate, pregnant young Irishwoman,
Mary Dare, who will teach Jesse that life is for
friendship, forgiveness and compassion. To build trust,
each must share secrets and confront fears, romance tropes
that Wiggs choreographs masterfully. Charming secondary
characters add vitality with their tales and sea legends,
but most assertive is the captivating sense of place, one
that creates an atmospheric energy from start to finish."