From the Inside Flap
Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty or Walker Percy, with a healthy dose of mystery."
- The Miami Herald
A Best Book of 2012 - Publishers Weekly
From the Back Cover
While World War I rages through Europe, Ella begins her own battle to keep the mystical Florida land that has been in her family for generations from the hands of an unscrupulous banker. A mysterious man who arrives at Ella’s door in an unconventional way convinces her he can help, and a tenuous trust begins. But when the battle for Ella’s land intensifies, the town’s suspicion of her visitor surges, and it’s soon apparent he is as haunted by his past as Ella is terrified for her future. As the two realities collide, hypocrisy and murder shake the coastal town of Apalachicola, jeopardizing everything Ella has fought so desperately to save.
In a riveting portrait of turn-of-the-century Florida, acclaimed author Michael Morris weaves an unforgettable drama of love and loyalty, betrayal and redemption.