Book 1 in the Keys of Promise series, this historical romance novel highlights the expectations of a "perfect" Southern woman in the mid-1800's, with the flavor of the sea thrown in.
Elizabeth Benjamin has loved Rourke O'Malley for years. Unfortunately, he is not on her approved list of suitors and her family is determined that she marry "appropriately". Their opinion of appropriate far differs from hers, and much conflict ensues. To complicate matters, she soon learns that her father is at heart not the man she perceived him to be.
Add in crazy weather challenges, power and money struggles, slavery, and true love, and you have the formula for a good story with numerous twists and turns.
I received a copy of this book from Revell for my honest review.