"A deeply moving story of family, love, and second chances...prose as lush and warm as a coastal summer." New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross
"A story as fresh as the Carolina ocean breezes...it's always a joy to read Virginia Kantra."—JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author
"Virginia Kantra is one of my favorite authors."—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
From the Back Cover
Meet the Fletchers of Dare IslandSteady Matt, the son who stayed
Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back
And rebel Luke, the Marine who thought he'd never return...
Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times-its traditions slipping away like the sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.
Newcomer Allison Carter came to Dare Island to escape the emotional demands of her wealthy family. The young teacher aims to build a life here, to make a lasting place for herself. She doesn't want to be another in the long line of Women Who Once Dated Matt Fletcher. It's both tempting and dangerous to believe she can be something more.
Then Matt's brother Luke makes a sudden return home, with a child of his own-and a request that will change all their lives. With a child's welfare at stake, Matt must turn to Allison to teach him to let go of the past, open his eyes...and follow his heart.