Anne Norris moved to Savannah, Georgia, for a fresh start. Now her pirate-tour business is flagging, and paying the rent requires more than wishful thinking. When she discovers evidence of a shipwreck off the coast of Tybee Island, she knows it could be just the boon she needs to stay afloat. She takes her findings to local museum director Carter Hale for confirmation, but she runs after a disastrous first meeting.
Carter has been searching for the location of the wreck detailed in the worn pages of an 18th-century diary, the discovery of which could open the door to his dream job at a prestigious museum. But convincing Anne to help him fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle is no easy task. And working with Carter means that Anne will have to do the one thing she swore she’d never do again: trust a man.
Finding a monetary backer and sticking with a search that’s turning up nothing will take all their dedication–and every secret they’ve tried to hide. If they can find the lost ship, they may discover a treasure worth more than all the pirate gold in the world–love.
I was blessed to receive an ARC copy of this amazing novel, but believe me, I would NOT be posting about it on my blog if I didn’t absolutely love the story! That being said, this book is wonderful! I love the setting, off the Coast of Georgia in Tybee Island, I live right down the road in Jacksonville, FL, so feels like home. The descriptions are so enticing, and you feel like you are right there on the beach! I always enjoy a contemporary romance novel….but, I also love a good historical, so this book is right up my alley!
There is also some great suspense….both from the historical side and the current day side! The story has rich characters that both have their own issues to deal with, and Liz Johnson does an amazing job in writing their story. Oh, and did I mention pirates? No? Well there are pirates in this story too, yes! What adventures the journal tells of the life of a young girl searching for her brother by boarding a ship for parts unknown! You can’t help but become anxious to have Anne finish reading the journal to see what ever happened to Rebecca and Samuel!
I felt so connected with Anne, I was so taken by how she dealt with her guilt and shame for her past mistakes. It’s so hard when you feel guilty for things that you don’t always have control over – believe me – I know. Carter has his own problems dealing with his family, and unfortunately, I know a thing or two about that as well. The entire story was pulled together so beautifully, from the past to the present, I loved every moment of it!